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Plainview Old Bethpage Jfk High School

Public | 9-12 | 1538 students

 

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Posted September 28, 2011

I have an interesting perspective on JFK, as it became my first public school experience starting in 10th grade. This is surely not the best school on Long Island many teachers and staff members are uninspired (some I would even call unprofessional). There is a sense of apathy that seems to run through about half the adults who work there. However, there are a few special teachers who truly go above and beyond to meet the needs of their students every department boasts at least one standout who has a reputation for challenging the brightest and encouraging the weakest. I would say that about half my classes felt useless and the other half, I couldn t wait to attend. Extracurriculars are relatively varied and the administration is OK they relate well to students but are sometimes ineffective. The student body is very cliquey, but rarely cruel. Basically a middling experience; a determined student will be able to find ways to develop and grow, but those opportunities sure don t present themselves.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 17, 2011

This school is appalling. Of it's staff, there are a very select amount who are genuinely concerned with the education of their students. The atmosphere has changed from open and education-oriented to conservative and test-based. Education is no longer about learning at this school, it's about test scores and glorifying the horrific school district it is. I honor those teachers who are brave enough to defy this atmosphere but their efforts are futile. That being said, there is an absurd amount of corruption within the School District (I have, on several occasions, had my voice silenced by the conservative Board as a student) as well as the Teacher' s Union, the teachers often being helplessly subjected by factional disputes. Lastly, the conditions are sickening. The sexism is rampant: boys are forced to scan their IDs every time they use the rest room, creating an environment reminiscent of Orwell's dystopian vision. Sensing the inefficiency of this latest investment, all boys' bathrooms have been closed, save one poorly-maintained and absolutely disgusting facility. This school does not care about its students and its students and staff are generally provincial and base.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 31, 2011

This school is horrendous. There's a reason the students call it JFK, "jail for kids". The administration and teachers are a joke. I go to an ivy league school and will not give an ounce of credit for my achievements to any person associated with this poor excuse of a school. The teachers only care that they're making far, far more than they're worth and the administration does nothing but enforce ridiculous rules. Honestly, a disgrace of an institution considering how much my parents paid in tax dollars.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 20, 2009

The technology program is greatly lacking in the scheme of today's technological advances and vocational direction one can go in this field. The limited program is administered by knowledgeable teachers, but most students interested in this field can leave these teachers in the dust and require greater opportunities on more updated programs and equipment--aren't there enough sports teams and programs at this school? How about using some of my tax dollars to make students more qualified to compete in the job market?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2008

Good school i personally love it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 18, 2006

great arts and technology programs
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 18, 2006

If you are looking for a full high school experience, plainview is just ok, I wouldnt call it exceptional. Most of the teachers do a excellent job but they could do more for school spirit and with the sports programs.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

326 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

323 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%
Earth Science

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

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

369 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

71 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

434 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%
Global History and Geography

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

367 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%
Integrated Algebra

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

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

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.

385 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
88%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

281 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 80% in 2013.

367 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%
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 Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities91%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant95%

Chemistry

All Students91%
Female91%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities87%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant91%

Earth Science

All Students87%
Female85%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities78%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%

English

All Students97%
Female97%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities89%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%

Geometry

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander97%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities91%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%

Global History and Geography

All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander98%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities83%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%

Integrated Algebra

All Students96%
Female97%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities91%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%

Living Environment

All Students99%
Female99%
Male98%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander98%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities91%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%

Physics

All Students97%
Female98%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Not migrant97%

U.S. History and Government

All Students98%
Female96%
Male99%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities93%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
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 83% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 14% 9%
Hispanic 2 3% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Black 1 0% 19%
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 0%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 4%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 1%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 76%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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  • MR. JAMES MURRAY

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50 Kennedy Dr
Plainview, NY 11803
Phone: (516) 937-6370

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