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Red Hook Senior High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 731 students

 

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Posted January 4, 2013

Red Hook is known for high test scores and success of MOST students. Even students who received straight A's do not necessarily 'succeed'. I find it quite ironic that the topic of paying taxes is barely if at all taught, when a lot of people that attend Red Hook High School will most likely continue to live in Red Hook their whole life, and the taxes are ridiculous. One more complaint, BUILD THE AUDITORIUM ALREADY! One of the only schools in the area without one and arguably the one that needs it most.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 4, 2012

Red Hook High School is filled with great teachers who genuinely care about their students. In response to the previous post, there is a rather large art and music program. The music program is great, and it always seems to bring in awards and honors for the abilities of the students involved. In regards to bullying, there isn't a huge problem with the students. Of course, there are occasional exceptions, but compared to many other horror stories that I've heard about bullying problems in schools, Red Hook doesn't seem to have a huge issue with this. There is a zero tolerance policy at the High School (or at least the was when I was there five years ago) in regard to bullying, drugs, alcohol, etc. Any students involved in such activities are dealt with in a very serious manner. I had a great experience with this high school, I learned a lot, and I had a great time with the teachers and students!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 2, 2012

A lot of parents have posted reviews having to do with sports, but I would like to know more about the school culture, whether/how the arts are valued/incorporated into the curriculum, if there is a lot of teaching to the test/pressure related to test scores, and how the kids treat each other/if there is bullying and if so how it is dealt with by the adminstrators and teachers. Thanks for any info you can provide!


Posted March 1, 2010

I had to post a statement, after reading the statements that have been posted about Red Hook's Athletics program. As far as only making a team if your part of the 'political crowd', that's absolutely ridiculous! My son has had no problem making it on Red Hook's athletic teams, and I'm definately not part of any 'political crowd', or 'click' in Red Hook. None of his older siblings played on any teams for Red Hook either! He made the team based on his ability, and nothing else. Re: your child having to be an exceptional player to make a team in Red Hook: Uh, Hello...That's the way it's supposed to be! This isn't town Little League, or CYO Basketball, where everyone pays, and everyone plays. Any student that wants it bad enough, and practices on their own everyday to improve their game, can make a team in Red Hook!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2009

Red Hook has a great school system and is very smart. The kids are extremely bright and the sports are exelling in excellence. The environment is very safe. The teachers are exceptional making the kids the best they can be. I can say this is the best school in the state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2009

wonderful school my daughter is a successful
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2008

If you want your kids in sports you better be part of a click within the commnity or you had better be an exceptional player. Redhook only wants to win. There is no fun in playing with sports in this school. It is a very competitive group. So if you are looking for your child to play sports you had better start them in 1st grade with soccer and work your way up. Unfortunately we have found out the hard way and when your child like to play sports and be kicked down for not being apart of the click it really hurts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2006

Red Hook High School is not a very good school. The District seems to spend money on unnecessary things instead of a auditorium which has been needed for a long time. As a student in this district, i would not send my kids here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 27, 2006

This is a great school, small in size yet huge in offerings. It was ranked by Newsweek as one of the best high schools in the country. The number of Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate classes make it tops!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2005

Lack of communication between staff, administration and parents make it very difficult for any student that may struggle the least little bit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2004

I had an oppurtunity to attend Red Hook High school and it has grown to be very political not only with the teachers, but with the students as well. They have an outstanding sports program, but doesn't recognize the real talent. Most students are on teams because of previous family members or parents who attended and who are good friends with the coaches. On a scale of 1 - 10 , I would rate Red Hook as a 4.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 6, 2004

One of the outstanding features of the Red Hook School District is the co-operation between the faculty and parents. The faculty takes an interest in your child. The athletics available to the students and after school activities are truly remarkable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

I think Red Hook school's are the best
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%
Earth Science

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

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

32 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%
Global History and Geography

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

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%
Integrated Algebra

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

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%
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.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
93%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

63 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%
U.S. History and Government

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

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%
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 Students95%
Female96%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Non-migrant95%

Chemistry

All Students96%
Female95%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Non-migrant96%

Earth Science

All Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%

English

All Students95%
Female98%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities83%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%

Geometry

All Students91%
Female92%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%

Global History and Geography

All Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities55%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%

Integrated Algebra

All Students99%
Female97%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities100%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%

Living Environment

All Students90%
Female89%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities48%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%

Physics

All Students93%
Female96%
Male90%
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 English93%
Non-migrant93%

U.S. History and Government

All Students94%
Female94%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities50%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
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 93% 48%
Hispanic 1 4% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 2% 9%
Black 2 2% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
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 10%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 218%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 13%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 2%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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103 W Market St
Red Hook, NY 12571
Phone: (845) 758-2241

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