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Food And Finance High School

Public | 9-12 | 433 students

 

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Posted September 1, 2009

I am a student in thos shcool I find some teachers to be more then great but this school needs more materails and expantio
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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.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

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

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
13%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
2%

2011

 
 
n/a
Earth Science

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
n/a
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
33%
Global History and Geography

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

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
76%
Integrated Algebra

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

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
51%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
82%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
U.S. History and Government

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

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
99%
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 Students6%
Female9%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English6%
Non-migrant6%

Chemistry

All Students5%
Female4%
Male5%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic5%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population5%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English5%
Non-migrant5%

Earth Science

All Students47%
Female47%
Male47%
African American38%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities38%
General population48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%

English

All Students56%
Female56%
Male57%
African American54%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities27%
General population64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%

Geometry

All Students20%
Female17%
Male23%
African American9%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilities17%
General population21%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English20%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant20%

Global History and Geography

All Students54%
Female49%
Male58%
African American48%
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities42%
General population56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%

Integrated Algebra

All Students67%
Female70%
Male64%
African American60%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities48%
General population70%
English language learners100%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%

Living Environment

All Students66%
Female62%
Male74%
African American63%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities40%
General population70%
English language learners90%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%

Physics

All Studentsn/a
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 populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students76%
Female72%
Male84%
African American68%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities80%
General population75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
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

In 2009-2010, this school was given a grade of "A" for the high school level.

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
Hispanic 1 48% 23%
Black 2 44% 19%
White 2 5% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 3% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 12%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 179%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 12%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 42%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 3%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
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The NYC Department of Education asked parents, teachers and students about their school's learning environment. Results provide insight into school climate, such as whether the school is academically rigorous, safe, communicative and collaborative. Learn more

The information captured by the survey is designed to support a dialogue among all members of the school community about how to make the school a better place to learn. An overall category score is calculated for each respondent group (parents, teachers, or students) by averaging the scores of the questions within that survey category.

Category scores for each of the respondent groups are then combined to form overall category scores. Alongside the results for each school are the aggregated results across all NYC public schools, which are provided as a basis for comparisons.

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Based on 477 responses

This school provides ... 1

A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
7.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
6.4
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.0
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

This score measures whether parents, students and teachers feel that the school provides information about the school's educational goals and offers appropriate feedback on each student's learning outcome.

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This school
7.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.1
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
7.8
 
Strong parent, teacher and student engagementWhat's this?

This score measures how engaged parents, students and teachers feel they are in an active and vibrant partnership to promote student learning.

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This school
7.5
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.3
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

This score measures how well parents, students and teachers feel that the school develops rigorous and meaningful academic goals that encourage students to do their best.

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This school
8.0
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents11127%
Students33379%
Teachers3397%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. ROGER E. TURGEON

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
Foreign languages taught
  • French
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Busses - M11, M20, M31, M34A-SBS, M42, M50, M57. Subways - C, E to 50th St
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Sofbtall
  • Tennis
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525 W 50th St
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 586-2943

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