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Peekskill High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 880 students

 
 

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Posted December 28, 2013

Peekskill high school is a diverse high school. The teachers are good and students should excel to take AP courses and challenge themselves. I have attended 3 high schools (A private catholic school in somers, PHS, and a public school in Florida). PHS was by far the best. The teachers provided quality and it was an overall wonderful experience. I wish I did not have to move for my senior year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 10, 2010

Peekskill HS has gone from a ghetto school, where few children did well to one that now includes AP courses and is educating all its students to go to good colleges. The Supt. of Schools, Judith Johnson, has made this happen over her 9 year tenure..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2009

Honestly, the school could have a lot more potential if the main focus was on academics. However, punishment is given to uneccassary actions. For example, I had trouble getting to the school on time and for every 3 days that I was late I earned a detention. Lateness is stressed too much in the school. Students are looked upon as delinquents & it's the few that ruin it for all.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 12, 2009

Peekskill has a great chance to be a top school. With more parents supports they can be on there way. For being a 'city' with out a alternative school there will always be some bad apples..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2009

This school is a joke. The discipline at the Peekskill High School is terrible, kids are allowed to break the rules all the time with little or no consequences. Cell phones, ipods are used regularly in the hallway and classes. Many kids are disruptive in classrooms making it difficult for the good kids to learn. Do yourself a favor if you are considering moving into the area consider Lakeland or Panas High School.


Posted October 7, 2006

Ok I am not a parent, but a student and it is my feeling that the student body is not truly represented on this site or else where. I mean as students it is our job to make the best of the school and to gain support from the staff, which isn't always the case. Peekskill has its ups and downs like many other schools but it is a mass feeling of worthlessness that drags students down. No one seems to be interested in anything because there is no reward for advancing, an honors student has the exact same standing as a student who cuts so students to try. If a little more power were to be given to worthy student body members a lot of the schools issues would disappear. There is a lot to be gained by examining at the way things are run. We need change!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2004

The teachers in the Peeksill school system are extremely dedicated to the success of their students. I have had 2 children with learning disabilities and my mind was always at ease knowing that they were in the hands of these teachers. I now have a daughter in college studying law and would like to thank the staff at PHS for their dedication especially Mrs. Wychunas.
—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 66% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
71%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
59%
Earth Science

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

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
38%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
66%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

20 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%
Global History and Geography

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

290 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
63%
Integrated Algebra

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

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
62%
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.

338 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
72%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
97%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

81 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.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
72%
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 Students55%
Female54%
Male58%
African American26%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Not migrant55%

Chemistry

All Students45%
Female53%
Male28%
African American21%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant45%

Earth Science

All Students36%
Female23%
Male52%
African American28%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population39%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant36%

English

All Students52%
Female54%
Male51%
African American51%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities7%
General population61%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant52%

Geometry

All Students79%
Female75%
Male84%
African American86%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%

Global History and Geography

All Students47%
Female46%
Male50%
African American42%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities23%
General population55%
English language learners43%
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant47%

Integrated Algebra

All Students64%
Female61%
Male67%
African American61%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities33%
General population72%
English language learners55%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%

Living Environment

All Students58%
Female54%
Male63%
African American48%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities32%
General population62%
English language learners57%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant58%

Physics

All Students70%
Female67%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant70%

U.S. History and Government

All Students72%
Female67%
Male75%
African American63%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities46%
General population77%
English language learners71%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
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
Black 2 43% 19%
Hispanic 2 43% 23%
White 2 12% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 2% 9%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
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 27%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 166%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 5%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 71%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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1072 Elm St
Peekskill, NY 10566
Phone: (914) 737-0201

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