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Plainedge Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 1051 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2012:
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Posted March 14, 2014

This school has a lot to offer- AP, honors, after school clubs, SAT prep... New website with plenty of helpful links. Students and parents are contacted on a regular basis through email and Powerschool. Well worth the taxes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2013

Plenty of after school activities if you want to participate. Robotic team placed 2nd in the county. Many clubs and good caring teachers. Parents need to get involved. Taxes are high- why? No business to help the tax burden.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2012

Plainedge has a tax burden problem. You have to ask yourself if this high school is worth the premium you pay in school taxes for the Plainedge district. Regents test scores have been abysmal the past few years and perhaps it is not all about tests but Plainedge taxes are just as high as the best districts in Nassau and you aren't getting the same college prep achievements as districts with lower taxes. Simply look at test results, then compare against the best districts, then compare school tax burden per family. It is hard to justify.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2008

Times have changed. No longer the school it once was. Seriously lacking in activities for students except sports. HUGE emphasis put on sports. Sadly the other students get slighted. Poor decisions by our board members over the years have really left us in a bad spot. For every good teacher there is an equally bad one. If my taxes were not so hight I would send my children to private school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2008

Red & White forever! A beautiful school setting with great teachers and a sense of community. Students SUCCEED!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

I agree that sports are highly funded, but there are other great programs too. You need to look for them and take advantage of them. My son was able to complete a full year of college with the AP courses he took at this high school. Plainedge really prepares them for college. School is what you make of it and I would definitely recommend this district and encourage parents to get involved and stay involved even at the high school level. Plainedge School District is wonderful and it is a great place to live, except for those awful taxes we have to pay!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2007

Plainedge is one of the schools where you can't help but to be a little bit crazy if you go there. While the teachers aren't very strict, Plainedge is by no means a pushover high school. The teachers are generally reasonable, and the staff is very friendly. However, unless a student is well into sports, Plainedge has a major lack of extracurricular activities because more money from the budget is put into sports than other activities.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 28, 2004

Both of my children have gone/go to this school. You really have to be your own child advocate in this district. There are not enough funds to fund everthing, so mediocrity has won over 7th and 8th grade sports, and we have lost our gifted program. In its 'place' they have put a club that 'everyone' can join. Unfortunately, that does not address the needs of the gifted children. It only temporarily raises the self-esteem of the average child. I am carefully watching the programs of my last child, and counting down the days until graduation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

The school is unimaginative, the extracurricular activities are boring and there is very little leadership from the staff.


Posted September 4, 2003

My 5 children all graduated from Plainedge H.S., starting with year 1984, then 1985, 1986, 1987 and 1991. I can not say enough about the outstanding principal, the wonderful teachers, the sports activities that my children were involved in. We, as parents, were also involved 100 %, with helping during football and baseball seasons, always being there for our kids. All I can say right now is a big thank you, and you know who you are.
—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 64% in 2012.

235 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
71%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 78% in 2012.

236 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
76%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 73% in 2012.

19 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
40%
English

The state average for English was 82% in 2012.

246 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2012.

263 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2012.

335 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
76%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 72% in 2012.

31 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
47%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

30 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 78% in 2012.

289 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 79% in 2012.

122 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
89%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

149 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 79% in 2012.

252 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 Students79%
Students with disabilities80%
General population79%

Chemistry

All Students87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Earth Science

All Students53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

English

All Students97%
Students with disabilities87%
General population98%

Geometry

All Students91%
Students with disabilities75%
General population93%

Global History and Geography

All Students82%
Students with disabilities25%
General population89%

Integrated Algebra

All Students77%
Students with disabilities85%
General population72%

Living Environment

All Students95%
Students with disabilities65%
General population98%

Physics

All Students81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students91%
Students with disabilities63%
General population95%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 48%
Hispanic 4% 23%
Asian 3% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 19%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 1%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 6%N/A43%
Source: 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 55%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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Massapequa, NY 11758
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