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New Lebanon Junior Senior High School

Public | 7-12 & ungraded | 226 students

 
 

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Posted December 26, 2011

As a recent graduate of New Lebanon I would say that the school's greatest strength is the teachers. For such a small district we are have been incredibly fortunate to have educators that push their students while being sensitive and aware of outside issues in all students lives. We have also had a history of a powerful sports program. The small size of New Lebanon is both a blessing and a curse, clubs and extracurricular activities in general are somewhat limited, but you trade that for a close knit community and greater personal attention for each individual student. On a personal note i would have liked greater artistic and cultural opportunities. I know that at this point in time the arts are often pushed aside in order to increase focus on core curriculum, but at the risk of stereotyping, i will say that the students perspective of the world definitely reflected the isolation of the area they grew up in, and i think a greater understanding of arts and culture would have alleviated some of that. I loved my experience at New Lebanon, my friends then are still friends now and i even kept in contact with several of my teachers. Its a great district with lots to offer.


Posted January 7, 2009

New Lebanon High School (NY) is a small rural school grades 7-12. It has a great atmosphere and everyone knows everybody which gives it a 'family like' setting. There sports programs do extremely well besides the fact that it is such a small school. The teachers and principal are all very informative and understanding.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 7, 2009

great school, teachers, kids, sports all provide a great learning setting.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 25, 2006

My daughter has had somewhat of a struggle with the freedom allowed the middle school students. I feel that they are not old enough to handle so much free time wisely.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2005

My daughter has had a bad experience in this school. Teachers and the principal seem oblivious to the fact that bullying and abuse are happening. Or they just don't care. If that is the case, then I feel they are not fit to teach or lead! There are a couple of teachers who have also made my daughter feel 'stupid'. She struggles with math and science, but the teachers tell her that it's easy - so there is no reason for her to have problems. Not very good teachers in my opinion.
—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.

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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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
31%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

30 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
37%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

29 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
14%

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
61%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
68%
Earth Science

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

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%
Global History and Geography

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

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%
Integrated Algebra

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

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
93%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
67%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

32 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%
U.S. History and Government

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

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
89%

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 Students38%
Female37%
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 population38%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%
Non-migrant38%

Chemistry

All Students73%
Female62%
Male90%
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 population73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant73%

Earth Science

All Students52%
Female36%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%

English

All Students81%
Female87%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%

Geometry

All Students80%
Female88%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%

Global History and Geography

All Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%

Integrated Algebra

All Students90%
Female95%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%

Living Environment

All Students96%
Female90%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%

Physics

All Students64%
Femalen/a
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 population64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant64%

U.S. History and Government

All Students97%
Female100%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
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
White 2 93% 48%
Black 2 4% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Hispanic 1 0% 23%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 20%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 125%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 18%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 7%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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14665 Rt 22
New Lebanon, NY 12125
Phone: (518) 794-7600

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