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Mamaroneck High School

Public | 9-12 | 1460 students

 
 

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Posted December 3, 2013

Mamaroneck High: I would not recommend for international transfer students since the counselors are not prepared to deal with a different level of students. They do not know how to interpret transcripts from other countries, strange for a place like Larchmont, and Mamaroneck since there are many relocated families from all over the world. No entry tests were given to my child, and we had to constantly try and get higher level classes, the AP classes seem to be "reserved" for the kids, who know how to use the system. The school is very big and not much individual attention is given, after school help with the teachers is too crowded. The level of teaching depends if you are taking an Honors or AP course, the rest are average. The college entrance process is difficult to understand for international students and no help is given for this either, I have no idea why they do not one counselor who can work with these students, especially those transferring in their junior year and need extra attention for college admissions. Would recommend Harrison since it now has an IB program and is smaller.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2012

After sending three children to this school, we couldn't be happier. The faculty is truly talented and committed to teaching every child. If there were "weaker links" on the faculty a number of years ago, they are long gone. This is a strong staff. What makes this school truly stand out is the respect students have for each other, reflected from the principal on down. This is an accepting place of any and all kinds of kids. You walk through the halls and talk to kids, and they are happy and involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2012

This is a school with many fine teachers and outstanding academic, arts and sports programs.


Posted October 29, 2009

The teachers and staff are highly qualified. MHS offers a fencing team that has been a very positive influence on my boys.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2009

Not what it used to be! Caliber of the faculty has diminished. Extremely confrontational leadership. Incompetent faculty guidance.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 14, 2009

Mamaroneck is a phenomenal school, with great programs for high achieving students, at-risk students, and wonderful visual and performing arts programs. It's pretty much the best.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 8, 2009

My daughter recently graduated from Mamaroneck HS. She is bright but has ADHD so her grades were mixed. The school is quite large so it is easy for kids in the 'middle' to get lost in the mix. However, the four-year Performing Arts Curriculum Experience (PACE) at the school was a fabulous experience and truly kept her fully engaged for four years. Without it, getting her to go to school would have been a struggle. One of the best things about the school is that kids from all different cliques respected each other and coexisted very well. I never heard of fights or other trouble or tension in any of the four years. Despite average grades, she was accepted into many very good schools in the midwest and even received scholarships. I would recommend the school, expecially if you have a child intereseted in performing arts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2009

Overall MHS is a very good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2008

If your child is a super star, or if he needs support, this school is for you! Lots of AP classes and a faculty devoted to the best and the brightest. If you have an average, well rounded student...beware! He is likely to fall between the cracks! Be a presence...squeaky wheel gets the grease here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2006

My daughter graduated from Mamaroneck High School in 2005. We were delighted with the quality of her education and believe she was given excellent tools to prepare her for her transition to college. Throughout her years at Mamaroneck High School, all parent/teacher activities which we attended were 'standing room only'. There was always an open dialogue to discuss our daughter's needs as she was progressing through her course load. The level of academic programs was both challenging and interesting as Mamaroneck offers a wide variety of AP classes in all areas of education. Our child happened to be very interested in language and art and was able to learn both Spanish and Italian while taking AP classes in other subjects as well. Her success at Syracuse University can be attributed to her hard work and to the dedicated teachers,and faculty along with high level quality of students and parental involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2005

Beautiful high school in community with both extremely wealthy and lower middle class contingent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2004

While there are a number of quality teachers at the school, there are also a number of poor teachers who are so entrenched that they are hard to avoid, especially for students on an honors track. The high school suffers from an oversensitivty to political correctness that jeopardizes the educational value of extracurricular activities that comes down from the superintendent to the principal. At times, this has reached disturbing levels where both have refused to meet with parents. The school has a tremendous campus with a top-notch performing arts program (at least for public schools). It also has a comprehensive sports program that is on-the-whole well funded, as well as numerous clubs with varying levels of independence (extensive school oversight has led to the illegitimate disbanding of at least one club). Many graduates go on to high-level colleges, including a disproportionately high representation in the Ivy league.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 26, 2003

Mamaroneck High School is a great school. It provides a high level of education for the students in a safe environment while allowing them the freedom to be their 'own person'. The variety of classes offered is great and the drama program is the best I've ever seen. I give this school two thumbs up!
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

267 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

383 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

61 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

364 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
82%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

377 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

198 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

380 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Students74%
Female69%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities50%
General population75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant74%

Chemistry

All Students92%
Female92%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities87%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant92%

Earth Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a

English

All Students94%
Female95%
Male95%
African American71%
Asian/Pacific Islander84%
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities80%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%

Geometry

All Students98%
Female98%
Male99%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic97%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities96%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%

Global History and Geography

All Students93%
Female92%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities75%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%

Integrated Algebra

All Students87%
Female84%
Male87%
African American71%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities83%
General population88%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%

Living Environment

All Students95%
Female94%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities90%
General population97%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students93%
Female92%
Male94%
African American69%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities73%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 2 74% 48%
Hispanic 1 18% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 5% 9%
Black 1 3% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 12%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 213%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 5%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 61%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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1000 W Boston Post Rd
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
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Phone: (914) 220-3100

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