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Northport Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 2105 students

 
 

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Posted October 24, 2013

everything you dont want in a high school, bad administration, wealthy kids, horrible teachers, conservative environment. Its funny to see kids dress like its picture day, everyday. the place is falling apart, in desperate need of a whole new administration. the assistant principals cant handle a disciplinary situation for sh*t!!!!


Posted August 31, 2013

Pretty good school, decent environment. Grades are very inflated, however- a 93 GPA barely put me in the top 40%. Your GPA doesn't really show how hard you work, it's an indicator of how many weighted classes you take (many of which do not deserve to be weighted). I'd say that a good 70% of the student body either overachieves or underachieves.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 26, 2013

This school made me feel alienated and I was bullied constantly. No one even tried to stop the bullying. Do NOT send your kids here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 10, 2013

Disagree with critical reviews. Calls returned promptly. Attendance taken seriously but quickly resolves any issues. Guidance very helpful. Just moved and my senior student was made I feel very welcome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2013

This school is definitely not what it's "cracked up" to be. Unless you exceed academically, musically, artistically, or all of the above; you're nothing to the school. You don't receive any recognition or praise. Same goes for whether or not you're in AP/IB classes. If you're an average student, it's almost as if you do not exist. Also, they make the biggest deal of out absolutely nothing. For example, if you receive ONE "somewhat negative" comment on a progress report/report card, you're called down to guidance as if there's some kind of huge problem that requires immediate attention. They also overreact about absences, even when they're notified about your illness/family emergency in advance by a parent. The school is huge, falling apart, and is just not attentive to everybody's needs. Administration doesn't know students' names from a hole in the wall; unless once again, as I said, you excel in a specific area. It's just not a great place to be.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2013

the school has a great ESL program !! <3 all the teachers are so nice and devoted to students!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 11, 2012

School used to be great. Now it appears they really do not care about the student unless its high profile. Any problem and you become the bad guy. Money all goes to employees, school is falling apart and looks worse than it did 10 years ago. So I guess as long as you don't ask for help you are fine. They look good on paper, but do not follow through when there is a problem. Try to see how many days you have to wait for a return phone call. Then when you go higher up you get yelled at for doing that. There are some terrific people and many who have huge power trip and are not there to protect the student!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2008

The extracurricular activities are great. Does offer advanced placement courses. However, the greatest weakness is the English Dept which does not prepare students to read and write essays. There is too little time devoted to intelligent reading and forming opinions. The district as a whole is overrated and does not apply revenue to appropriate academic outcomes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2008

I am a former student of Northport High School and my experiance while attending this school was AMAZING! They offer the best classes, they have a very educated staff and are very helpful. The teachers as well as the rest of the staff there is dedicated to the students and helping them as well as pushing them to succeed and reach their full potential. I loved northport high school!


Posted November 17, 2007

We have four daughters, all of whom have been educated in this marvelous district. My two older daughter received academic scholarships to the college of their choice, left Northport multi-lingual, with a full art portfolio, and did brilliantly in college. I have two daughters presently in the high school, doing well challenged by a host of AP/IB courses. Students for $60,000 under the guidance of Mr. White, winner of the Educator of the Year, engage the young adults in scores of charitable opportunities, both local and abroad. The music program is extraordinary and sports program replete with choices. The guidance couselors are well-informed and caring. I am a local realtor and I choose this district above all others when my children were babies, and the schools have accomplished for my family more than we even expected. Please note I am not easily pleased, but love our schools and community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2005

This school is amazing all around. There is music programs like no one's business, extracuriculars galore and tons and tons of sports and art programs. It's fantastic.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 8, 2005

The performing arts are top notch and the school offers an exceptional variety of courses. My three sons were all able to pursue their divergent interests successfully at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2005

my children love this school the teachers and staff really care about what they are doing. it is a fine learning institute.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2005

I am not a parent, but a recent alumni of Northport High School, Class of 2003. Northport has tremendous amount of opportunities to offer its students. The teachers there are free to offer help to all of their students anytime. The school community is wonderful, and I would love for my children to attend there.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 6, 2004

My child enjoyed the school because of the music program and a few teachers. He was blessed with a few teachers that truly cared. They seemed to be there when he needed them. The music program helped him open up and make friends. He did find the music program frustrating at times because they weren't rated behind a curtain. He felt the teacher had made her decision before they even started. As a boy, he also complain about the dress code. He found it very distracting to see a girl in revealing clothes. This was his observation, not mine (the parent). Academically, he was one of the top ten percent. I would like to thank those few teachers for this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2004

The course booklet is too large. The children are frustrated when having to make a choice. Do we really need so many college courses?! Spend more time and money on the basics. There are many chidren in the high school that cannot read and write. Spend more time with them. I also do not agree with home suspension. My own child (who is an excellent student) makes comments about the suspended children. He wonders what it would be like to have home instruction at times. His own words: 'It's not bad sleeping in and getting up just when the teacher is due to come over.' Thankfully he has never been suspended. He knows better. Why can't we have in school suspension. They did when I went to school. How much is this costing the taxpayers. I could image how much the teachers make for these house calls!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2004

For the most part this school is exceptional. Freedom within parameters is the best way I can describe it. Unfortunately some teachers, this past year, seemed a bit 'burned out'. Luckily a particular one, in the Science department, has retired. Perhaps next year my son will have a better experience with his science course.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

Having been a student at Northport HS in the 80's and an educator (Teacher's College, Columbia University M.A. graduate) currently, I feel qualified to make an accurate rating of this school's performance as an academic institution. In my opinion, Northport HS offers a scope of curriculum that's unparalleled, an environment that encourages free and independent thought and a healthy social atmosphere that prepares students for college... In hindsight, I feel very lucky I had the opportunity to be a graduate of this High School. From my perspective, the only thing missing to make this a complete microcosmic representation of the 'real world' would be the school's lack of ethnic diversity... However, this is not the fault of the institution. And I feel this school's liberal philosophy definitely supports students expressing their individuality (that might makes up for this).
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 16, 2003

As a teacher retired from the district, and as a parent of a Northport High School graduate, I have always regarded Northport High as one of the truly great schools in the state, and probably the country, as well.


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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.

437 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
71%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

446 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%
Earth Science

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

290 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

599 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

32 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

505 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
91%
Global History and Geography

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

526 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%
Integrated Algebra

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

408 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

117 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%
Living Environment

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

522 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

288 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.

543 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%
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 Students82%
Female81%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities69%
General population83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant82%

Chemistry

All Students93%
Female94%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities70%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant93%

Earth Science

All Students87%
Female84%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities66%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%

English

All Students92%
Female95%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities54%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%

Geometry

All Students93%
Female95%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities85%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%

Global History and Geography

All Students94%
Female93%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities62%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%

Integrated Algebra

All Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities72%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%

Living Environment

All Students97%
Female98%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities84%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%

Physics

All Students92%
Female91%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant92%

U.S. History and Government

All Students96%
Female96%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities77%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
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 1 91% 48%
Hispanic 1 5% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 3% 9%
Black 2 1% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 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 21%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 4%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 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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154 Laurel Hill Rd
Northport, NY 11768
Phone: (631) 262-6652

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