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William Floyd High School

Public | 9-12 | 2928 students

 

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Posted September 29, 2014

William Floyd is a wonderful school. Last year a graduate was accepted to every Ivy League and a different student was accepted to every military academy. It's the kind of school that gives it's students every opportunity to achieve. The neighborhoods around the school are quiet and it's near the beach! I think the people writing negative things here just don't want anyone to know what a terrific place this is. It's their best kept secret and they want to keep it that way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2014

I have a daughter, I must say the school and neighborhood has taken a nose dive since i graduated in the 90's. After one visit to the school I pulled my child out and sent her to private Christian school. Being a police officer I was horrified at the amount of gang activity and general drug dealing going on in plain view. Children attending school wearing gang garb and flashing signs. The only reason this school gets 3 stars is because the teachers encourage the students to post on here and give it five stars. Don't take my word for it see for your self.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2014

Do yourself a favor and look elsewhere! William Floyd is a horrendous school district! Had to pull my two children out after 8 years within the district because it just gets worse and worse as they get older and move up through the grades. Now I pay for private/ Catholic school tuition for two kids and still have to pay insanely high school taxes every year for a district that will never measure up! The neighborhoods in the district are getting worse and worse also... Save yourself! Don't even look at this area! Your children deserve better!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2013

School gets negitive feedback from his own community,But honestly school is great my son loves it,reasson for low test scores are parents, an active and supporting parent can keep the students on track.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2012

I am a proud William Floyd Graduate and after May I will have a Juris Doctorate. William Floyd has a hard reputation and unfortunately the most negative feedback it receives stems from its own community. I can honestly tell you that being at Floyd I learned: how to be strong, realized that life does not give you hand outs, and that you have to work HARD. While I do agree that Floyd could trim the fat with respect to some ineffective teachers and overpaid Administrators, which is seen to plague a majority of school districts, this High School is not as bad as people make it out to be. The tools to be successful are there at William Floyd, however it takes an active and supporting parent to keep the students on track and encourage the school to thrive.


Posted February 10, 2012

I think the school is slacking. I believe letting 65% be passing is just a way to do less and still have the kids pass. My daughter went to a different school only 13 miles away and 70 was passing. She graduated regent honors from that school. This school is a joke I wish I could get my son out of it. I truly don't understand how schools in same state and county could have such different standards. I wish I could move my son to connetquot
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2010

I wish the neighborhood was better but the district is ok. I tell my kids to take advantage of all the things the rest of the kids are not taking advantage of - This school offers alot but you have to be involved & take advantage of what is offered.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2010

My grandson goes there, and is doing very well


Posted January 21, 2010

This school Has a great athletics department and smart students. It's a great place to get an education. But it's the fighting that students get involve in because they want to see what's going on.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 4, 2009

In 7 days my freshman year at WF will be over, and already it went too fast. This past year has been the best so far in my life, and it all is because of this wonderful school. The teachers really care about our education and the security guards our safety. Everyone is extremely proud of our championship level sports teams and our award winning music groups. The amount of clubs and other extracurricular activities is astounding and pushes students to do their best. I'm very much looking forward to the next 3 years at this amazing school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 1, 2009

I went to another school freshman year and then william floyd high school from 10th to 12th. I am currently a senior and i love this school. it is far better than anyother school i have been to . We actually have enough text books an a million clubs. there is something for everyone. people say that the violence in this school is horrible when actually its not that bad . overall its a great school
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 20, 2009

I am in my Jr year at William Floyd and I couldn't imagine being in a better school. The faculty truly cares about what goes on in the building and to the students. There are so many accomplishments for the school to be proud of, like our award winning music department, our amazing football team, our mock trial team and so many others. I feel completely comfortable and safe going to school everyday. It's a shame people try to ruin our schools reputation because I don't think there is anything for us to be ashamed of.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 23, 2008

I attended William Floyd this year and i honestly cant think of anywhere else i would have wanted to attend. Unfortunately there were some people that put us down, but when you look at our 3 time undefeated NYS champion football team and our Wind Ensemble that was invited to play at the 2008 summer olympics, not to mention all the other acomplishments we've made, i think most would agree that William floyd was an amazing experience and any student should be proud to attend it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 27, 2008

I attend william floyd high school and I am graduating this year. The past 4 years have been absolutely amazing. Although there are times where people put down our school, it is nothing compared to what students are able to accomplish. For example, our three time champion football team that is ranked number 1 in NY and 20 in the country. Also our nationally ranked music program. This school is much more than some people make it out to be and I am glad that I will be an alumni of William Floyd.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 30, 2007

As a former student, I must say I was impressed with the effort the robotics team put forth at the regionals today 03/30/07. The amount of energy and dedication the that goes into this activity for the student's is stupendous. congratulations to the staff and to the student's...Floyd is still one of the Long Islands top schools when you compare price per pupil vs the level of education these kids get...and what a campus!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 18, 2006

This school district has made great strides over the past 10 years in providing a great education. Over the past 10 years the administrators of this district have overhauled the education it provides to one of excellance while also refurbishing the buildings and grounds. Reforms have been made and the quality of education provided is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2005

My son, is graduating this year and I have nothing but high praise for his experience these past 4 years about WF. He was homeschooled until then. He has had teachers who, for the most part, have been encouraging and understanding. His AP, Mr. Raptis, has been instrumental in my son's success. An assett WF will sorely miss! Thanks to all John's teachers, keep up the good work! My late husband, John, graduated from Floyd in 1978 and I am glad my son will follow in his footsteps.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2005

i attend william floyd school district and what the reviews of august 2003 and february 2004 have posted are totally false, william floyd is a great school, the teaching staff is awesome for most parts and the extracurricular activities are great. the sports at floyd are very strong and have had continuing success, yet if a student doesnt wish to be in sports there is a varitey of clubs and art programs that are very strong, like the orchestra, band and theatre productions which, have been of outstanding quality. discipline wise, there is not much fighting nor violence in school, and most student attending get along great with eachother. william floyd high school is a great place for getting ready to face the world that lay ahead us.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 6, 2004

My 3 children all graduated from Floyd. They were very well educated and now have successful lives. My daughter is an integrated physics and chemistry teacher for high school juniors in Del Rio, TX. My son is a Mazda car dealership finance manager in San Antonio, TX. They are both extremely grateful for the education they received at Floyd.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2004

I have attened William Floyd so has my 2 brothers and my sister. We all love this school. The teachers and staff are excellent. All the programs and help offered are the best. My step son attened the school distric and after a few other school districts wm floyd was far the best one. This school district puts the students first no questions asked. The teachers and princpals do what ever is in their power to make sure that the kids suceed.The children are so involved in their education and after school activies. The staff and the children have real school spirit.I don't know how the teachers and staff have time for themselves, between classes, extra help,clubs,sports and fundraisers for the school. Any and all awards that were won by the students and the schools were a result of the teachers and staff there. It is the school of excellence!
—Submitted by a former student


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About these ratings

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.

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
57%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
74%
Earth Science

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

548 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
58%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

739 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

25 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

572 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
61%
Global History and Geography

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

887 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
65%
Integrated Algebra

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

486 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
41%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

97 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%
Living Environment

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

381 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
69%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

221 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%
U.S. History and Government

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

717 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%
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 Students69%
Female70%
Male69%
African American64%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant69%

Chemistry

All Students82%
Female80%
Male84%
African American79%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant82%

Earth Science

All Students62%
Female60%
Male64%
African American44%
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities38%
General population64%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant62%

English

All Students81%
Female87%
Male75%
African American76%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Native American64%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities35%
General population87%
English language learners17%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%

Geometry

All Students57%
Female59%
Male55%
African American36%
Asian/Pacific Islander76%
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities53%
General population57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant57%

Global History and Geography

All Students68%
Female73%
Male65%
African American59%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic63%
Multiracial67%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities35%
General population74%
English language learners23%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%

Integrated Algebra

All Students39%
Female42%
Male37%
African American32%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracial60%
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities21%
General population46%
English language learners17%
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant39%

Living Environment

All Students58%
Female59%
Male56%
African American37%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities25%
General population70%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant58%

Physics

All Students94%
Female92%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant94%

U.S. History and Government

All Students87%
Female89%
Male85%
African American77%
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities56%
General population90%
English language learners63%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
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 64% 48%
Hispanic 2 18% 23%
Black 2 14% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 3% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 1%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 2%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 22%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 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 59%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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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Painting

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. BARBARA BUTLER

Programs

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  • Core knowledge
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

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  • Art teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
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240 Mastic Beach Rd
Mastic Beach, NY 11951
Phone: (631) 874-1660

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