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Sanford H Calhoun High School

Public | 9-12 | 1371 students

 

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Posted May 31, 2014

I have had two children graduate from this school and both had a fantastic education. Both, they each are now engineers, one is a mechanical engineer, the other is aeronautical engineer. This school provides many activities after school to keep the kids busy. I highly recommend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2013

Good area and great for a "basic education", but definitely lacking in science and technology. A very artsy school not for the future engineer or geologist, certainly great for any aspiring accountant or businessman.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 14, 2007

My daughter currently attends this school, and she couldn't be happier. The school aims a lot on the arts. Keeping students busy after school with this prevents them toward drug abuse. many extracurricular activities and test scores are above average.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

Teachers are innovative and use technology as in chat room style homework assignments; kids really respond well to this. Teachers are very involved and motivated. Guidance counselors try to get to know the kids as individuals. Good combination of academics and extra curricular.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.

306 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
62%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%
Earth Science

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

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

338 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

22 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

343 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%
Global History and Geography

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

363 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%
Integrated Algebra

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

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%
Living Environment

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

358 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

220 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%
U.S. History and Government

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

347 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%
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 Students77%
Female78%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities39%
General population80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant77%

Chemistry

All Students91%
Female93%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant91%

Earth Science

All Students79%
Female78%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities60%
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%

English

All Students94%
Female96%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanic97%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities67%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%

Geometry

All Students89%
Female95%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities47%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%

Global History and Geography

All Students87%
Female84%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities61%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%

Integrated Algebra

All Students87%
Female87%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities66%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%

Living Environment

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities72%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%

Physics

All Students77%
Female77%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant77%

U.S. History and Government

All Students94%
Female93%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander87%
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities68%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
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

This school was not given a Progress Report Grade by the NYC Department of Education for the 2009-2010 school year.

About the tests


Progress Report Grades measure the school's contribution to student learning in three areas: School Environment, Student Performance and Student Progress. Schools can receive additional credit for achieving exemplary performance progress among high-needs students. Progress Report Grades range from A to F.

Source: New York City Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 85% 48%
Hispanic 8% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 9%
Black 2% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 11%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 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 56%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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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. DAVID SEINFELD

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1786 State St
Merrick, NY 11566
Phone: (516) 992-1300

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