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Port Chester Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 1188 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
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Posted January 2, 2012

PCHS is a truly excellent gem of a school that is frequently overlooked by Westchester standards due to it's slightly less impressive score statistics. These averages more accurately reflect the impressive diversity of the school than the lack of educational rigor. The school is one of the only schools in Westchester where students can receive both a quality education and experience a diverse student body. I graduated just a few years ago and went to a top 50 college, as did many in my class. I feel like I was prepared for the real world and the workplace in a way many of my peers at Blind Brook/Rye/Greenwich high schools will never be. I had excellent teachers and highly value the education I received.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 9, 2010

It has some great staff but needs to be bigger to accommodate all the incoming students every year. renovation of the third floor would help this problem.


Posted February 20, 2008

Our first child started in the district in 1990 and our last will graduate this year in 2008. The ethnic diversity of the school is invaluable in preparing students for life in an increasingly pluralistic society. The teachers are first-rate. The school's performing arts programs - vocal, instrumental and drama - have a well-deserved reputation for excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2007

Tremendous school. We move to POrt Chester 3 years ago from the midwest and could not be happier. We instantly felt comfortable and our children could not be happier. I would highly recommend this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2007

Port Chester High School is one of the oldest high schools in westchester county. Great teachers and a proud football basketball baseball tradition
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2006

Great school for all kids.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 64% in 2012.

126 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
44%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 78% in 2012.

130 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
79%
Earth Science

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

161 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
83%
English

The state average for English was 82% in 2012.

309 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

14 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2012.

187 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%
Global History and Geography

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

335 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
81%
Integrated Algebra

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

331 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
73%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

72 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Living Environment

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

310 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 79% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
71%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

159 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.

308 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
89%
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 Students41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Chemistry

All Students89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Earth Science

All Students77%
Students with disabilities69%
General population79%

English

All Students87%
Students with disabilities65%
General population90%

Geometry

All Students78%
Students with disabilities80%
General population78%

Global History and Geography

All Students67%
Students with disabilities36%
General population73%

Integrated Algebra

All Students69%
Students with disabilities38%
General population75%

Living Environment

All Students91%
Students with disabilities70%
General population94%

Physics

All Students77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students82%
Students with disabilities43%
General population88%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 72% 23%
White 19% 48%
Black 8% 19%
Asian 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 12%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 6%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 45%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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1 Tamarack Rd
Port Chester, NY 10573
Phone: (914) 934-7950

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