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Ravena Coeymans Selkirk Senior High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 646 students

 

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted February 11, 2014

This school District is horrible, little kids being left outside hours endless, staff saying accidents happen, boys pinning girls against the wall, mean while the girls are screaming for help and not one teacher hears the girls screaming, boys choking girls. education stinks they are more concerned about sports. its so great half the kids are dropping out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2014

this school district stinks, little skids being left outside, teachers not knowing when and how it happened. peter b coeymans made the news in 2012 because a little girl was left outside, was wondering the street becuase she couldn't get in. same thing happened in aw becker. staff saying accidents happen, thats a bad accident for kindergartners and 1st graders. kids being left on buses, they don't do much about bullying. education stinks, staff is so quick to blame the parents for things they do wrong.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2013

Obviously the review that received one star was from a student who wants to blame everyone else for his/her lack of intelligence. I can guarantee whoever wrote this had no interest in academics and only attended because they had to. Get real, if all these problems they listed existed RCS would not be able to turn out the caliber student they do. Thank God this student was from 2003 and we do not have to deal with whoever it is anymore. In 2012 look at what our students have accomplished. Look at how many attend college. Look at the credentials of our teaching staff. Look at our Sports record and all the other activities our students are involved in. Look at our outstanding Music Dept. Sure there are those who only attend because they have to. What a wonderful world it would be if they could be eliminated from the student body so we could teach only those interested in bettering themselves. We could all rejoice. A RCS HS Teacher and proud of it.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 8, 2004

As with anything in life you get out what you put into something. I have seen kids come through RCS, play sports, join clubs, and over all become active in the community. They have went to good colleges and went on to great jobs. I have also seen kids who do not care about their education. They struggle, cause problems, do not go to college and struggle to find work. As I am sure you can find at any school, there are good teachers and bad ones. For the most part RCS has good teachers. A very good math, History, and Tec dept. They are working on English, and Science with a few standout teachers mixed in with some that could do better. Over all I think that if a student cares about their education and puts in the effort they will walk away with a great education from RCS!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 4, 2003

Many teachers in this school do not teach properly, the custodians don't clean well, the bathrooms are always out of toilet paper and other necessities such as soap and paper towels, fights occur at least twice a month and lunchladies do not wear hairnets and i constantly find something wrong with my food( such as hair or plastic or something in it). Overall, I do not enjoy being at this school and have a hard time with my education at this school.


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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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
48%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
81%
Earth Science

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

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
82%
Global History and Geography

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

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%
Integrated Algebra

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

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
88%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
96%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
85%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

79 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%
U.S. History and Government

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

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%
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 Students78%
Female78%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant78%

Chemistry

All Students77%
Female73%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant77%

Earth Science

All Students69%
Female60%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities27%
General population80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%

English

All Students80%
Female79%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities24%
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%

Geometry

All Students87%
Female87%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%

Global History and Geography

All Students92%
Female89%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities77%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%

Integrated Algebra

All Students90%
Female91%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities45%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%

Living Environment

All Students97%
Female96%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%

Physics

All Students88%
Female89%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant88%

U.S. History and Government

All Students93%
Female95%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities65%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
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 89% 48%
Black 2 5% 19%
Hispanic 1 5% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 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 21%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 230%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 4%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 23%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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2025 Rt 9w
Ravena, NY 12143
Phone: (518) 756-5200

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