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Spackenkill High School

Public | 9-12 | 543 students

 
 

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Posted January 16, 2014

Spackenkill Schools do not provide any notable services for dyslexia of any kind, and the majority of the staff have no idea what dyslexia is, let alone how to provide for it. If you cannot afford the cost of private school (The Kildonan School in Amenia is wonderful) then I would recommend that you try to home school your child. Even if you are not able to do a fully adequate job of home schooling, at least you can take solace knowing that it would be hard to do a worse job than Spackenkill would. Believe me, I learned the hard way!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2008

I am a recent graduate of Spackenkill High School and never appreciated how excellent the school truly is upon graduation. The extra curriculars and AP courses that I took throughout my time at Spackenkill High School prepared me for college. However, it is very cliquey but once you find your group of friends you will keep them after high school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 7, 2008

Excellent Education, especially for students willing to put forth the effort. High college placement and many get into prestigious schools. Many extracurriculars, and lots of APs offered for such a small school. A small public school, so there is definitely drama, and cliques. No high school experience is without that.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 27, 2007

We moved into Area 10 years ago. We enrolled our kids in one of the better Catholic Schools, but after a couple of years realizing how good the Spackenkill District was! We had no hesitation to place our elementary school kids into the district. We could not be happier, although the Elelmentary Principal can be anoying, overall she enforces a great school ethic and practice. Now that the eldest is going into 10th Grade, we are so pleased with the H.S. and their staff.. Only set back as being a relatively small school, the extra curricular activities don't have as much in their budget.. nevertheless they have good parent involvement into their clubs. Spack is not perfect but it is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2006

This is a very competitive school. The teachers are good, although some can be a pain. Parents are somewhat involved in the students work, although the students can handle themselves. There is just too much 'drama' in this school, and for this reason, I would not recommend it.
—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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%
Earth Science

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

24 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
94%
Global History and Geography

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

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%
Integrated Algebra

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

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%
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.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

76 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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

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 Students92%
Female90%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant92%

Chemistry

All Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Not migrant99%

Earth Science

All Students96%
Female97%
Male94%
African American100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%

English

All Students89%
Female93%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities77%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%

Geometry

All Students98%
Female100%
Male97%
African American100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%

Global History and Geography

All Students97%
Female99%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities82%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%

Integrated Algebra

All Students98%
Female100%
Male95%
African American100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities100%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%

Living Environment

All Students96%
Female97%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities81%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%

Physics

All Students92%
Female91%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant92%

U.S. History and Government

All Students97%
Female97%
Male98%
African American92%
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities92%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
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 2 67% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 13% 9%
Black 1 9% 19%
Hispanic 1 9% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 1%
Two or more races 1 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 21%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 217%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 12%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 18%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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112 Spackenkill Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Phone: (845) 463-7810

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