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Portville Junior Senior High School

Public | 7-12 & ungraded | 427 students

 

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Posted September 21, 2011

one of the best public schools in NY State. Teachers look at each student as a single entity and ensure they have a grasp of the subject. Student to teacher ration of 12:1 up to 20:1 make for a perfect class size. Teachers push students to go beyond what "they" think they can accomplish. Being an alumni from here I must say that a few teachers shaped into the man I am today.


Posted October 3, 2009

My students are wonderful kids. Many are active in the community and have definite goals and dreams. The atmosphere is friendly and helpful. It is a small school, but we offer a lot.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 27, 2008

All 3 of my children have or are attending portville school. Portville staff are wonderful and recognize each childs achievements. They offer encouragement and diversity. I would recommend PCS to any parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.
English Language Arts

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
63%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
8%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
54%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
98%
Earth Science

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
74%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

24 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
85%
Global History and Geography

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

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
73%
Integrated Algebra

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

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
90%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

23 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%
U.S. History and Government

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
86%
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 Students57%
Female53%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant57%

Chemistry

All Students97%
Female95%
Male100%
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 population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Non-migrant97%

Earth Science

All Students86%
Female80%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%

English

All Students77%
Female93%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%

Geometry

All Students76%
Female78%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%

Global History and Geography

All Students66%
Female69%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities21%
General population74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%

Integrated Algebra

All Students81%
Female80%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities47%
General population87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%

Living Environment

All Students93%
Female90%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%

Physics

All Students96%
Female92%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Non-migrant96%

U.S. History and Government

All Students90%
Female92%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
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 95% 48%
Black 2 2% 19%
Hispanic 1 2% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 0% 9%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 20%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 136%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 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 21%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Swimming pool
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Lawrence Welty

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Golf
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Volunteer time after school
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500 Elm St
Portville, NY 14770
Phone: (716) 933-6704

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