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Newark Valley Senior High School

Public | 8-12 | 493 students

 
 

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Posted May 20, 2009

Most of the teaching staff are fine, easy to talk to, bring up problems, but some are self centered egotists and operate their classrooms as military camps. The administration and some teachers hang together in and out of school and seem to favor the 'better' families
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2009

This is a great small town school. It offers alot of opportunity, extras, and pays attention to speacial needs. No waiting list for needed programs and excellence is noticed and rewarded. The teachers for the most part truly care about your kids, and the community is small but belives it takes a village to raise a child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2008

The academics are solid here, although teacher-parent communications could be better. Sports- great! I grew up here, received a strong education and passion for learning and am proud to have my children educated here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2006

Although much of the teachning staff shines or at least has mastered desperate adequacy, the administration is bogged down in politics and playing games with what passes for families of influence in surroundings more provincial than pastoral.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2005

Teachers are old-school and clique oriented. Budget items for necessary maintenance barely pass; anything else fails, e.g. sports. Enrollment is declining and there is no diversity here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

Nice school...older staff...newer and older technologies available.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 33% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
96%
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 2012-2013 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. 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

All Students26%
Female34%
Male18%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities0%
General population31%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English26%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant26%

Math

All Students10%
Female12%
Male7%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White10%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilities0%
General population11%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English10%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant10%

Science

All Students86%
Female85%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities57%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

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

Algebra II/Trigonometry

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
61%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
80%
Earth Science

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

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
81%
Global History and Geography

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

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%
Integrated Algebra

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

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
89%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
99%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
66%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

41 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%
U.S. History and Government

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

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%
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 Students46%
Female48%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
Non-migrant46%

Chemistry

All Students70%
Female67%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant70%

Earth Science

All Students88%
Female93%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

English

All Students88%
Female90%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities56%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%

Geometry

All Students76%
Female73%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%

Global History and Geography

All Students82%
Female79%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities54%
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Integrated Algebra

All Students84%
Female86%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities54%
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Living Environment

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Physics

All Students73%
Female59%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant73%

U.S. History and Government

All Students89%
Female86%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities59%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
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 98% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Black 2 0% 19%
Hispanic 2 0% 23%
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 20%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 236%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 8%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 5%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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68 Wilson Creek Rd
Newark Valley, NY 13811
Phone: (607) 642-8351

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