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Ossining High School

Public | 9-12 | 1287 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted July 2, 2013

Ossining High School's math and science program are rated top in the country! The recognition that the high school has received in math, science, the arts, athletics and the placement of our graduating seniors into top universities, merit more than a 5 rating! Recently Westchester magazine rated Ossining number two in places to live in Westchester county. They listed the schools at the top of the reasons to live in Ossining! Great schools!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2013

I have 3 children..boys...7th grade, 5th and kindergarten. Love the schools. My 12 year old in 7th grade loves AMD. I am very pleased. My two older boys are at the top of their class. All the teachers that we've experienced so far have been fantastic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2009

Ossining High School was the best school EVER!!They have many AP(advanced placement)classes.They also have great sports teams.The students are great and friendly.I wouldn't trade this school for any other school there is , I love it.The teachers are supportive and not to strict but get there point across.If your thinking about enrolling in this school do not hesitate to try.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 16, 2006

Ossining High School, so far, has been a great school .Others are right that there are many AP courses and extracurriculars. However, AMD was an awful experience as an 8th grader. As for the teachers they are very wide range of adequacy(some were great;others were horrible)
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 31, 2006

A great school for the academically motivated. There are a plethora of courses to challenge those students who are looking to go above and beyond the basic courses. The students can either take the advantages this school offers or stay with the basic courses.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 19, 2006

I have one child in the Ossining Middle School AMD(Anne M Dormer Middle School) and another in the Ossining High School ..OHS....and I am VERY MUCH satisfied with the involvement ALL the teachers give at both schools....especially AMD where my son has an attention disorder..no hyperactivity just has major problems staying focus so he has to be in a special program where he gets testing in a testing room with less distractions, addl text books for home, homework online so I can keep up and help him stay on task...as he forgets what he wrote and where he put it...so that helps ME to stay on task and the teachers and I email each other every so often if he's falling behind in any assignments, talking in class, missing homework etc...as well as the high school teachers follows up with you as well. GREATTT SCHOOLS!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2006

Academics at OHS are fabouls! I have never seen any other high school improve so much over the years. My daughter has been in the school for 2 years now and she has never been so happy with this school, because the provid many of her favorite things, such as a fantasic volleyball and basketball team, art, and many others. I think that for this school to become 1 of the best which in my eyes it is but in other parents it is not, is they should have an all staff meeting let the staff think on what needs to be improved and over the summer improve it so when the middle schoolars come in the are amazed by the outstanding school it will be! -thank you from a very involed parent (no name)
—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.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 64% in 2012.

177 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
62%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 78% in 2012.

125 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
69%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 73% in 2012.

102 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
47%
English

The state average for English was 82% in 2012.

574 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

38 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2012.

242 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
77%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2012.

388 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
74%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 72% in 2012.

246 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
59%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

37 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 78% in 2012.

356 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
76%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 79% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

166 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 79% in 2012.

368 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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%
Students with disabilities40%
General population60%

Chemistry

All Students81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Earth Science

All Students63%
Students with disabilities42%
General population70%

English

All Students92%
Students with disabilities77%
General population93%

Geometry

All Students84%
Students with disabilities83%
General population83%

Global History and Geography

All Students73%
Students with disabilities39%
General population79%

Integrated Algebra

All Students63%
Students with disabilities43%
General population71%

Living Environment

All Students84%
Students with disabilities52%
General population89%

Physics

All Students87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students85%
Students with disabilities73%
General population86%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 44% 23%
White 36% 48%
Black 15% 19%
Asian 4% 9%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 9%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 2%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 66%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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29 S Highland Ave
Ossining, NY 10562
Phone: (914) 762-5760

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