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Newfane Senior High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 588 students

 

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Posted March 17, 2009

I am VERY happy with all the Newfane Schools. The teachers genuinely care and help the children strive for their best. My daughter is in 3rd grade and my son is in Pre-K. I have always had positive involvement with the schools and am continually impressed. I recommend Newfane Schools to everyone I know!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2007

They offer no support for troubled students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

My daugther transferred to Newfane from private school and the transition was very smooth. All staff members were extremely concerned and helpful in her placement. I would highly recomend this school system. We also had to travel out of country for a family matter and the school was helpful in preparing work for my daughter as well as helping her catch up upon our return. I cannot say enough about the one on one attention and overall care that is given to each student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2005

Great school with lots of parent-teacher involvement. They have amazing after-school clubs and really care about the children that go there.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 28, 2004

Severe school budget problems - dropped extra help for students as well as the sports program. Administration remains well paid. Intrusive student searches, poor administration-parent relations. Principal would rather expel than work with students and/or parents. Very high rate of suspension and expulsions. Very limited help for ADD or ADHD, or Special Ed. students. (Great help in the Intermediate and Middle schools however. Once they reach High School, there is no further help available.)
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
72%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
82%
Earth Science

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

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
91%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

22 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%
Global History and Geography

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

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%
Integrated Algebra

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

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%
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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
97%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
62%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

65 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%
U.S. History and Government

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

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%
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 Students66%
Female67%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant66%

Chemistry

All Students65%
Female62%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant65%

Earth Science

All Students99%
Female99%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%

English

All Students91%
Female94%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities63%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%

Geometry

All Students92%
Female91%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%

Global History and Geography

All Students68%
Female71%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities27%
General population74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%

Integrated Algebra

All Students83%
Female84%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities53%
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%

Living Environment

All Students93%
Female90%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities77%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%

Physics

All Students58%
Femalen/a
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Non-migrant58%

U.S. History and Government

All Students86%
Female86%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities78%
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
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 97% 48%
Black 1 1% 19%
Hispanic 1 1% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 0% 9%
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 128%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 33%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab
Visual arts
  • Architecture

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. THOMAS STACK

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
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1 Panther Dr
Newfane, NY 14108
Phone: (716) 778-6552

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