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Herricks High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1358 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted September 17, 2013

Great school. although it is a good school, I think that the kids are the ones that make it great. Smart kids make the teachers look like they are doing a better job. The school is great, but the kids are what makes it. Looking for a good school district with wonderful kids..... This is it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2013

Both my children went to this school. One was a top student and the other needed special help because of a learning disability. Both of them did extremely well. So this is a school which caters to students at all levels academically. Both high and low.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2010

Excellent school, racially diverse, lots of kids going on to ivy league schools, i.e., my daughter went to Cornell after graduating, her friends went to Swarthmore, Harvard, Middlebury, U Penn, Brown. Wonderful teachers, especially in Honors and AP classes, Excellent music program, honors band and orchestras. The only negative would be, the sports program is not that great, however, Baseball made all state last year. Also, great diversity, where everyone gets along. my kids have never been bullied or pressured. Also, one of the lowest school taxes with high achievement records on Long Island.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

First off, everyone please ignore the post a few pages back saying that the teachers are horrible and that it is a bad school. Herricks is such a good school that I can easily say that it is an academic caliber equal to and in many ways above many colleges out there, especially the A.P. classes. The school academic program is very rigorous and the teachers are outstanding. I can honestly say I went through almost all of high school without having one teacher I could complain about. I doubt there is any other school out their, other than Jericho and Garden City, where the students as a whole are on a whole other level. And yea are sports haven't been doing to well recently, except for our wrestling team, which is always at the top of their game due to the superior coaching of Coach Forziat.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 5, 2010

Great education, great teachers and great extra activities for the students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2009

Regarding the post below me, don't take what he/she has into consideration at all. I had just recently graduated Herricks and looking back, they did an amazing job with my education. The teachers there care greatly about their students exceeding and the academic prestige on Long Island is like no other. This school prepares your student for college and their future as well. Currently I am having almost no trouble right now while some of my peers here are struggling. I have nothing but good things to say about this high school and highly recommend you enroll your child here


Posted August 27, 2009

okay, I am a student at Herricks high schoool so I will tell you how it really is. The work is alot and the teachers push you alot and don't really show any compassion or effort to help you. They just don't care about the schools like Jericho or those nice high schools. The sports are horrible. I am not saying that this is a bad school, but they do put TOO much pressure on the kids. which results the students to do bad in the test scores. I am really serious. So I hope you think where you want your child to go for the next 4 years
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 3, 2009

I personally thought that this school is one of the best schools in comparison to the other Long Island schools. I have attended Herricks elementary school (Searingtown), middle school, and high school. This school is competitive but it really does push its students to excel.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 3, 2009

I have to agree with the previous post. There are maybe one or two teachers in this entire district that truly care about the average or below average students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2008

Great academic focus, not too big on sports... but has a wonderful musical program. Extremely diverse student population that gets along... Although the teaching staff could be a little more diverse. Superior test scores, several dozen kids get into Ivy and Ivy caliber schools. This is a very good school overall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2008

Excellence is honored at this school, while no place is perfect, my child was free to follow his own path and was prepared in an exceptional manner for the demands of higher education. Where else does the middle class get, in my opinion, a private school atmosphere at a public school price? I consider the place as a great blessing- and am proud that my son graduated from Herricks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2006

Top notch education where teachers motivate students to become future leaders.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 26, 2005

Herricks has a rich tradition in many areas. Most noticeably their musical department which has won numerous awards including grammy's. Over the last 5 years, there has been a trend of younger teachers moving into this district, leading the children towards a more technoligical age, much different than the 'old school' teachers. As for the leadership, there is likely no other district on Long Island in which the students have sometimes just as big as a role as the adminstators. This has led the district into a new age where everyone is happy, including the parents.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 23, 2005

I am now a parent and was also a student of Herricks. As with any school, it was hard to fit in when you are the new kid. Overall, the academics are great but socially I had a hard time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2005

This school is very structured and therefore it is average. The after school activities are horrible and the 7 hour 20 minute work day is tough. The homework is of a very high amount, and the teaching is VERY poor. The teaching is regimental and the teachers don't know that they're teaching.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2005

Very wonderful school full of programs
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2005

They have great quality in academics and has many extracurricular activities. The parent involvement has improved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2005

Herricks is one of the best districts on Long Island. Known for academic excellance.
—Submitted by a former student


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.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
72%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%
Earth Science

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

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
96%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

325 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

37 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%
Global History and Geography

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

345 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%
Integrated Algebra

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

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

56 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Living Environment

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

338 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

191 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.

331 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%
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 Students86%
Female88%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities60%
General population87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant86%

Chemistry

All Students94%
Female96%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities100%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant94%

Earth Science

All Students90%
Female86%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities94%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%

English

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities82%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%

Geometry

All Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities64%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%

Global History and Geography

All Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander97%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities74%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%

Integrated Algebra

All Students94%
Female94%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander99%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities83%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%

Living Environment

All Students98%
Female98%
Male99%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander98%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities91%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%

Physics

All Students90%
Female89%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant90%

U.S. History and Government

All Students97%
Female97%
Male99%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander98%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities82%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
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
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 52% 9%
White 2 43% 48%
Hispanic 2 5% 23%
Black 1 1% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 21%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 110%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 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 51%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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100 Shelter Rock Rd
New Hyde Park, NY 11040
Phone: (516) 305-8700

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