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Mechanicville Junior Senior High School

Public | 6-12 | 689 students

 
 

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2 stars

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Posted June 17, 2011

As a former student here, and as a teacher (not here), I can say that this school is not as bad as some make it out to be, but it isn't stellar. There are several teachers who do care about the students, and who do want the students to learn, but there are also about the same number that do not care, and who are just making sure that they keep their jobs. The arts programs are doing the best they can, given the limited funding and staffing that they are given. Administration has changed since I was a student, and while I can't speak for the current administration, I have seen administrations in the past that were not strong on discipline. Also, special education is a very mixed bag- students with low-incidence disabilities do have the best of the staff that the school has. Students with high-incidence disabilities tend to have no proper help from the special ed. staff. I watched fellow students who needed help from an aide sit in class and talk with the student through the whole class, and the aide took the notes. There is also a major problem with a form of nepotism- If you aren't related to someone in Mechanicville, you will not get the same treatment as someone who is.


Posted January 13, 2011

i go to this school and students are very disuptive, sometimes we can even get through the lesson. teachers have to keep stoping and telling kids to be quite!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 30, 2010

This school district is horrible. They don't care abot the children just about themselves, very selfish people in this district. I know i worked there and saw it first hand. Believe if you want you child to get an good education and learn respect don't send them here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2010

This school is horriable. my daughters is a freshmen and hates it . The students dont care about anything but having a good time and getting drunk/high. THe acedamics are below average and some of the teachers willl not even teacher so they can go on facebook and amazon to shop9you know who you are ). The school is horriable. THey spend all there money on usless things and they still havnt resolved the issue with mold. i believe that sending your child(ren) to this school you are making a HUGE mistake. Move to Halfmoon schools are way better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2009

i go to this school and i Hate it! the other students are intolerant and the teachers Can not teach! do NOT send your kids to this school
—Submitted by a student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 29% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
75%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 29% in 2014.

103 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
12%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
12%

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
62%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 36% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

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

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
73%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
91%
Earth Science

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
66%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
93%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

7 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%
Global History and Geography

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

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
87%
Integrated Algebra

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

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%
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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
84%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

35 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
U.S. History and Government

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

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
85%
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 Students73%
Female79%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant73%

Chemistry

All Students70%
Female73%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant70%

Earth Science

All Students77%
Female71%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%

English

All Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities80%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%

Geometry

All Students69%
Female68%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%

Global History and Geography

All Students75%
Female82%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities40%
General population80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%

Integrated Algebra

All Students74%
Female79%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities31%
General population78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%

Living Environment

All Students92%
Female96%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities75%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%

Physics

All Students70%
Female64%
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 population70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant70%

U.S. History and Government

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities82%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
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 96% 48%
Hispanic 2 2% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1% 9%
Black 2 1% 19%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 20%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 128%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 4%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 18%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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25 Kniskern Ave
Mechanicville, NY 12118
Phone: (518) 664-9888

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