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New Hyde Park Memorial High School

Public | 7-12 & ungraded | 1760 students

 

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Posted October 27, 2013

Hopefully the NHP Memorial staff will implement the CCSS (Common Core) in such a way that it is beneficial toward future goals of the students, thus preparing them for prosperous careers in STEM or other careers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2013

NHP Memorial HS is a good school for advanced students and those who need special resources. The average student sometimes gets lost in the shuffle. My child lost out on additional help because we did not receive the Math State testing scores until late October when it was too late to change his entire schedule to squeeze in a Math lab. Other school districts had their scores in August and those students who needed extra help had it incorporated into their schedule before the school year started. This has affected my child's placement in Math each year afterward. The new principal is excellent. As soon as a problem is noted, he works on resolving it. His door is always open to the parents. However, there is not enough parent involvement. Attendance at PTA meetings is low except for September when new parents attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2012

I attended this school back in the early 2000's. On the down side, I didn't feel like I got the individual attention I needed in certain classes. My mom, aunts, uncles and brother all went to this school but after some of the things I saw happen there, I don't know if I want to continue that tradition. I feel like certain incidents were "swept under the rug" so the reputation of the school and the students involved would not be tarnished. On a better note, certain teachers I had really made the class fun and entertaining as well as educational. There are a few great teachers there who made my experience at the school much better. I also think their Academy of Finance program was very beneficial. I learned a lot from it and it looked great for college. That is definitely a program I hope they continue.


Posted September 25, 2008

i love this school! its really amazing!! especially if you prefer a diverse environment!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 2, 2008

I went to school here and it's such a great school. The teachers really challenge you and I feel like I was well prepared for college. As for extracurricular activities, there are a lot! I was in the music program, and they could use more money...but they're great. Sports is definitely big in this school, and if you are involved you'll love it. The art program is good too, they have a few co-programs with some local colleges. There are huge number of clubs. The business prgm is such a great experience and really makes you stand out when applying for colleges. It's important to be well-rounded and being involved in a variety of programs really makes you stand out when applying. Colleges note that you can manage the college workload. It's known to be a great school by local colleges and they know that you''ll succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2008

It is wonderful school of education, acedemic's, and excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2007

overcrowded and poor music and art programs. more funding should go to those programs instead of sports.


Posted May 16, 2007

I am a former student, as was my husband, my 3 siblings and my husbands 5 siblings. My 4 children have all graduated from NHP Memorial. My youngest last year. Currently my 2 nephews attend. NHP Memorial has always been a wonderful school. Like anything you get out want you put into it. The alot of the teachers are young but they can relate to the students and become great role models. Special Ed dept. has been a great help to my family. They listen to your needs and aren't afraid to try new things. The school is safe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2007

NHP Memorial is a great school community with dynamics that foster the foundations of a strong education. It is the perfect school for students to mature through during their teenage years. As a 7-12 school, it allows for a unique age set up that give the younger students admirable role models. Also, the 6 years together makes for strong friendships, grade camaraderie, and school spirit. The school has numerous activities to become involved in. Further, as for the young teachers, I think they invigorate the school especially with innovate styles. The fact that there are a variety of different teachers adds to the learning experience. Even so, there are a variety of extra help programs & of course, tutoring from the upperclassmen (another advantage of 7-12). Ultimately, the school & student have to work together & NHP certainly makes this possible; this is what I did & now attend an Ivy.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 5, 2006

This assessment is based on the past six years of experiences with two of my kids at NHP Memorial. Social Studies (including Model UN), English and Foreign Languages are the strong Academic areas. Math is decent while Music is on the decline. Discipline in school is OK but outside is not OK. Science focus is weak, which is disappointing. The combined Junior/Senior High schools grades forces students to be in the same building for six years, which saps enthusiasm after 4 yrs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2006

great school for a student that wants to excel, otherwise average.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2005

Good School. I think the teachers are great and the principal really enforces rules with the help of the security guards and the dean.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2005

This is a wonderful school full of programs and academic ventures. You would be dumb to give up a school like this great one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2005

NHP Memorial is a good school. There are some teachers that are not the best, but there are more that make up for these. Parents can get involved in their child's education by: 1-talking to guidance counselor and 2- attending PTA meetings. Both the head of guidance and the principal are at each monthly meeting. You can ask any questions you like and make your voice heard.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2005

Ok school, pretty bad teachers. Many academic programs however, they arent good either. They are very careless, 'try' to help students but they all think most students are smart and advanced so they dont bother enough. Very very low parent involvement. Depends on if you want to be involved, also. Only time you get to know whats happening is during report cards, or if your kid tells you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2005

I think that this is an excellent school. Of course, there is always room for improvement-especially with safety issues. Some students will always try to push the limits and it is getting more difficult for the teachers to discipline. I think that more parents should be involve in the school and their children's activities and studies. The music, art and sports programs are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2004

I think that NHP lacks control over students. Although the dean is strict, security guards allow kids to smoke and leave school grounds all of the time. I also think that the schools hire inexperienced teachers who allow the kids to do whatever they please.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 13, 2004

I think NHP is a horrible school. We have to many young teachers, and half of my teachers that I have this year most of them just came out of college! I personally don't like the school, or the teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 13, 2004

NHP is a very good school education wise for your children. I have 2 children that go there and there grades are very high. the principal doesnt seem to do her job as an enforcer well enough and she lets too many bad children get away with stuff. the only reason I didnt put a lower grade for saftey and discipline is because the school has a very strict dean and many security guards and 2 assistant principals that help pitch in. otherwise school is doing fine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2004

I have 2 children in this school. I have a few complaints such as the teachers do not know how to control some of the rowdy kids in the class and the only way the principal gets involved is if alot of parents complain to her. Otherwise my children are good students but have come into contact w/bad kids. And the only reason why they are lacking respect is because of their parents who don't have any.
—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.
English Language Arts

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

225 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

224 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
84%
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.

263 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

190 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%
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.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
Earth Science

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

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

23 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%
Global History and Geography

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

315 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%
Integrated Algebra

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

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

86 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%
Living Environment

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

293 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
78%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

176 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%
U.S. History and Government

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

284 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 Students94%
Female97%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant94%

Chemistry

All Students99%
Female98%
Male98%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Not migrant99%

Earth Science

All Students95%
Female94%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities84%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%

English

All Students97%
Female97%
Male98%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander99%
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities83%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%

Geometry

All Students99%
Female99%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%

Global History and Geography

All Students94%
Female93%
Male94%
African American90%
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities68%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%

Integrated Algebra

All Students95%
Female92%
Male99%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander99%
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities79%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%

Living Environment

All Students96%
Female96%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander98%
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities75%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%

Physics

All Students90%
Female94%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%

U.S. History and Government

All Students97%
Female96%
Male98%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander98%
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities74%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not 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
White 2 42% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 41% 9%
Hispanic 1 13% 23%
Black 1 4% 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 1%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 210%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

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

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 52%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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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • DR. RICHARD J. FACCIO

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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500 Leonard Blvd
New Hyde Park, NY 11040
Phone: (516) 488-9500

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