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Whitesboro High School

Public | 9-12 | 1140 students

 

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Posted November 25, 2013

even the gym teacher got a kick out of itI was in the Whitesboro school system years when Mr Alexander and Mr Adele were employed .I endured bullying throughout my entire years in the school system .this was through late 60's and 70 's hopefully they changed their policies when it comes to handling bullying situations .my name is Kenneth ZanioI was involved in theater very artistic always painting sculpting in the art room with Mr countryman and of course I dressed to the latest trends.Mr Adele Mr Alexanderand let's not forget Ms Welsh in the office always favored the bullies.I'm talking about hands-on bullieing defacing clothing I owned breaking in my locker.if you're not into sports wasn't the school to be in Life is fine with me of course very successful own a nail salon in South Carolina Nails by Ken I'm in excellent shape look much younger than my years workout 5 days a weekand I do believe in karma just want all you kids to know out there that are bullied it gets better much much much better and life goes in cycles you'll be much much more successful than any of the bullies .


Posted July 22, 2013

I graduated from Whitesboro and was able to gain acceptance into a fairly well-ranked college & thereafter graduate-school. Overall I had a very good experience and I do feel it was academically able to prepare me for my studies beyond high school. It is not a very racially diverse school, so that is an area I'd like to see improve.


Posted August 29, 2012

What can I say? Students in Whitesboro are either very nice or just completely rotten. The sports department focuses WAY too much on Football that it is just sickening. None of the football players are going to make it to the NFL. It surprised me that a student from Whitesboro got recognition in the newspaper for his movie, instead of football. The guidance department is decent, but my daughter has Mr. Everson as a councelor. He is terrible! Doesn't do ANYTHING. and Mrs. Trela Ferlo as a principle is a horrible person and needs to be removed from her position.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2011

Great teachers, principal is horrific and demeaning to parents ,who in the world gave him that position?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

This school is an absolute snake pit. There are no disiplinary measures taken to correct injustices. I had to remove my child from the school because of bullying and never even heard a word from the principle! Extremely ineffective guidence department.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2008

Transferring to Whitesboro was a bit of a disappointment. ALthouh the sports program is excellent, there is way too much of a focus on football. Other sports don't get the recognition or alumni donations they deserve. The music and art department seems to be adequate with plenty of interest. There are a number of good teachers. Mr Gazitano in the English Dept. and Mrs. Matt, a french teacher are two of the best. Others however, are deffinitely lacking. The dres code should be enforced more vigorously. My first impression was on of shock on the first day of school at the attire of the female population. Interest in clubs like the newspaper is sadly lacking, while the International club is overflowing simply because students want to get out of school activities on foreign exchange student day.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 7, 2006

Teachers in most subjects are amazing but just a few have problems cotrolling children, if you have quiet children who dont talk at all, send them to Whitesboro. Sports programs are amazing though
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 7, 2006

Whitesboro high is an adequate school academically but with a somewhat ineffective guidance department. They do have an excellent music department which, in fact, almost makes up for the disciplinary tactics of the vice principal. The overwhelming majority of the art departmnent is also outstanding, almost all of the teachers being very encouraging, supportave, patient, and devoted to their students.The sports program at whitesboro is very good, though most support from the district is dedicated to a few main sports (typical). Our swim team deserves a pool of their own but will probably never get one.Parent involvement is high among those whose children are active in sports or who excel in academics, parents whose children are not don't have the same opportunities for involvement at the high school level- with 'room mothers' no longer in high demand -so participation falls off, though not for lack of interest.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2006

this is a very good school many activities, great staff, success oriented.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 5, 2005

Whitesboro is a sickenly prejudice school and it is a disgrace for me to go here. People are not accepting of new kinds of people and they criticize and focus far too much on sports. The fine arts department is severely lacking and it makes me want to cry because I used to be so into the program at my other school. if this school ever expects to live up to standards of their new students, they need to make some major changes.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 5, 2004

Whitesboro High School is a fun and great learning experience. I now go here, and I love it. Whitesboro beats every other school out there.
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
71%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%
Earth Science

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

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

43 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%
Global History and Geography

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

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%
Integrated Algebra

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

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
68%
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.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
93%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

128 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%
U.S. History and Government

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

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
89%
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 Students84%
Female90%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%

Chemistry

All Students87%
Female89%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant87%

Earth Science

All Students75%
Female72%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities39%
General population78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%

English

All Students89%
Female93%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities43%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%

Geometry

All Students80%
Female81%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%

Global History and Geography

All Students86%
Female89%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities49%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%

Integrated Algebra

All Students84%
Female86%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities53%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%

Living Environment

All Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities69%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%

Physics

All Students95%
Female95%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant95%

U.S. History and Government

All Students93%
Female91%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities68%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
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 1 95% 48%
Black 1 2% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 1% 9%
Hispanic 2 1% 23%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 20%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 222%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 1%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 22%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. JEFFREY KUHN

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Ice hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Drama
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
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