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Moriah Junior Senior High School

Public | 7-12 & ungraded | 336 students

 

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Posted September 21, 2009

A very dedicated staff, who obviously care about their students and doing a great job everyday!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2009

i'm a 7th grader and i feel that moriah focuses to much on sports there are barly any activitys to do other than sports some kids just don't like sports! some of the teachers are great but most play favorites
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 5, 2008

I graduated from this school a year ago. There are many problems with the school, from old textbooks to focusing too much on sports. However, the teachers seem very good and really focus on getting their students to pass.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 8, 2008

its an ok school not the best but not the worst. teachers are ok some are really great but some are just there for the money. overall its not bad for a small town.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2004

Very poor supervisory staff at district level, teachers are usually leftovers from other schools hiring process, great elementary principal, great special education program, at the end of the day stay out of the way of teachers exiting the building before children are even on the bus. Very political board of education.
—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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 29% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
31%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
35%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
12%

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
18%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
52%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
67%
Earth Science

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

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
83%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
77%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

21 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
52%
Global History and Geography

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%
Integrated Algebra

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

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
82%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
98%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
n/a
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

7 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%
U.S. History and Government

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

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
70%
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%
Female50%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Not migrant55%

Chemistry

All Students59%
Female60%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant59%

Earth Science

All Students63%
Female64%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant63%

English

All Students86%
Female82%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities59%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%

Geometry

All Students72%
Female76%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%

Global History and Geography

All Students57%
Female54%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities18%
General population74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant57%

Integrated Algebra

All Students76%
Female74%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities33%
General population87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%

Living Environment

All Students94%
Female93%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities82%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%

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 Students76%
Female74%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities39%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
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 97% 48%
Black 2 1% 19%
Hispanic 2 1% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 0% 9%
Two or more races 2 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 70%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

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

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 16%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 3%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Visual arts
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Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. ALISON BURCH

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
Foreign languages taught
  • French

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Swimming

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
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Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
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39 Viking Ln
Port Henry, NY 12974
Phone: (518) 546-3301

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