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Oriskany Junior Senior High School

Public | 7-12 | 310 students

 
 

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Posted October 4, 2007

this school is great. it has a variety of clubs activities and sports teams you could participate in. walking thru the halls you see people you know at least a little bit, and if not you at least recognize those people. i enjoy knowing who everyone is. OCS treats everyone the same way no matter if your the all star athlete or the trouble-maker. the teachers are easy to talk to and they support you. they give you a smile and say hey when you pass thru the hallway. every one of the classes you take makes it possible to turn that grade that youre unhappy with into one that you are satisfied with. this school is a great opportunity to be a part of and it gives you great opportunities to go forth and be succesful in the future. i am extremely happy with my school and everything it represents.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 29, 2006

I am an alumni of ocs, my time at oriskany was part of the best years of my life... However... I believe oriskany is weak in math, myself and many of my classmates that went on to four year schools were all place in remedial classes for the first semester.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 17, 2005

I am a current student in this school, and its a good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 3, 2005

Extra Curriculars: Band, Jazz Band, instrumental Lessons, Chorus,Students Against Destructive Descisions (SADD), Teen Aids Task Force, Key Club, Spanish/French Club, Mathletics, Science Club, Jr./Sr. National Honors Society, Golf Sports: Girls Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, Soccer, Boys All of the above + football. Approx Avg Class Size 65-70. Other- Last year (2005) Oriskany sent it's first student onto Harvard! Located in a small town with a big History Language Classes- Spanish and French (8 gr. & up), Later some are allowed to take sign language.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 26, 2005

Small classes provide excellent one-on-one with students, oriskany has always brought special care for children with special needs.
—Submitted by a former student


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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
79%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
71%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
88%
Earth Science

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

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
100%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

5 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%
Global History and Geography

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%
Integrated Algebra

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

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

21 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
U.S. History and Government

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%
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 Students60%
Female61%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant60%

Chemistry

All Students100%
Female100%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Not migrant100%

Earth Science

All Students94%
Female94%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%

English

All Students90%
Female97%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%

Geometry

All Students93%
Female86%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%

Global History and Geography

All Students90%
Female92%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities70%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%

Integrated Algebra

All Students91%
Female97%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities66%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%

Living Environment

All Students86%
Female92%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities70%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%

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
Not migrantn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students95%
Female100%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
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%
Two or more races 1 3% 1%
Hispanic 1 2% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 1% 9%
Black 2 1% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 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 226%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 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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1312 Utica St
Oriskany, NY 13424
Phone: (315) 768-2063

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