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Grover Cleveland H.S.

Public | 9-12 | 1890 students

 

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Posted May 1, 2014

It doesn't mater how good is the school, if someone don't want to Learn nobody can force them to learn. In one my opinion school is really good because students get a lot of chances to learn and learn things that they won't have to pay for.


Posted April 30, 2014

My name is kathie... I graduated from grover cleveland in 1979. I think it was a great school to attend. I took up art, fencing, and track.


Posted July 13, 2010

Grover Cleveland is an average high school when it comes to education. I think the city can do more to be involved with the quality of teachers it hires plus the school lacks funding.


Posted March 22, 2010

Lot's of additional help, parents,principal,guidance always available.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2010

Grover Cleveland can provide amazing opportunities for students. The school is a safe place for all students. Since the school requires students to go through metal detectors before entering, everyone feels safer and can be assured that they will not be assaulted with any weapons. When I was attending GC I was enrolled in the math and science program. The school offers many advanced classes and AP courses for students who qualify. Personally, I benefit from all these courses and with the help of D. Scarola (Principal) and Iris Rosario (Guidance counselor) I was able to graduate in 3 years and was accepted to numerous universities. D. Scarola is an amazing principal who does everything in his power to make GC the best it can be. He is an amazing person who has helped me numerous times. I am thankful for everything he has done for me and GC.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 13, 2009

Worst mistake i made, let me tell you. This school is very unorganized.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 24, 2008

I think this school is really good. You can really succeed in it if u want!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 7, 2008

I'm a teacher at Grover Cleveland H.S. and I love it my eperience here. Most of the parents and students here certainly said it correctly on this site, that because of the size of our school, students will learn and get a great education 'if they want to'. Most students here are enrolled to do just that, and will be rewarded by their teachers and future colleges. The few that are only here for a few periods and later cut, will only regret it in the future.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 28, 2008

My daughter is graduating in June and I couldn't be happier. I know she has received a very good education, in fact attending college with full scholarship. I know when I look at her SAT scores compared to the rest of the country - she definitely got a good education. Her lowest score was in the 87th percentile. Grover Cleveland with there honors classes and AP classes helped her get there. For the student that indicating its a prison - the school is safe. Cutting is minimal, and if you dont belong, you can't get in. Those arrested outside the school were doing something they shouldn't be doing. Students can succeed at Grover Cleveland if they want to, they will fail just as easily if they choose that route.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2008

My son has earned college credits. I'ts a great High School. I would recommend anyone to enroll there kids in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2008

horrible school, its like a prison for children that want to succeed and they aren't allowed to gradute without getting arrested
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 13, 2008

I graduated from Grover Cleveland High School, and this school is amazing! I am now attending university with a full scholarship! The school is nothing like what it's made out to be. The kids are for the most part, friendly. The teachers are also amazing and they give so much of their time and effor to help us with everything. I had an excellent college advisor, who helped me with the entire college process.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 4, 2007

i attended grover cleveland for four years from 2001 to 2005 and i can say that it was the best experience,, there i learned to e a leader, there i learned to be something, now im in college and i will never forget my school and the great professors, remember one thing, the students are the ones that make the difference.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 11, 2007

im a student attending grover cleveland and i can say its a very great school. when i first attended the school i was afraid. but after i felt very comfortable. the teachers are great and the student are really nice. but one thing that wasent great was the hall ways were always crouded and it was hard to get to class on time and students would always get in trouble and scanning was a big deal i would always come to school early to make it to scanning to make it on time to class. but the scanning would take so long for no reason and the kids would always get in trouble to comming late to class even though it wasent our fault. but overall the school is great..
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 8, 2007

My oldest daughter attended this school a few years ago; & I feel that this is a very bad school for our prospering teens. the kids in this school needs more attention then what they are being given by the faculty; accademicaly and as well as in other areas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2007

This school is excellent! I have sent all of my 4 kids to this school! This school is amazing
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2006

I came to the USA 2 years ago and my parents didn't know much about schools in NYC, that's why I went to Grover Cleveland... But I graduated from this school a year ago and I went to a private and prestigious college in NYC! I got a scholarship because I was a good student in Grover Cleveland. All I can say is that if your child really wants to learn something he will! There are many after school activities and college courses offered in this school but those who don't like school don't even know about it... and the most important thing is that your child can get the same education or even better than the one in a private high school and for free!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 26, 2005

It's a good high school and the teachers are great but the students give the school a bad reputation. Therefore I think Grover Cleveland is a great school and i go to that school. I am making the best out of what the school offers me. It offers help afterschool, afterschool programs, teams to join and it has a lot of great stuff for kids.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 3, 2005

I was very disappointed when I learned that the selection process for HS changed in 2004, and that my daughter's 11th choice was where she would spend the next four years. However, after attending parent orientation, and speaking to some of the teachers, especially the assistant principals for departments, I found that each child counted. My daughter is not 'lost' in the crowd. I am part of the educational process, my concerns are not only heard but they actually listen! I am given feedback as requested/needed in addition to report cards. Although the school is large, my daughter's needs were quickly identified. I have developed trust, and now truely respect the school's commitment towards there students. I am very thankful that my daughter attends Grover Cleveland, she now has more confidence in her abilities than ever before. It just takes one teacher to make a difference. (Math/Science Program is awesome!)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2004

This school is very easy to cut classes! The securities cant even catch up to the student and sometimes they even let them pass even though they know they cut class!
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
51%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
58%
Earth Science

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

480 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
45%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

764 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
81%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
52%
Global History and Geography

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

564 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
59%
Integrated Algebra

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

1031 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
43%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

577 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
57%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
77%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

200 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.

531 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
62%
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 Students37%
Female35%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander54%
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learners40%
Proficient in English37%
Not migrant37%

Chemistry

All Students42%
Female36%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learners8%
Proficient in English46%
Not migrant42%

Earth Science

All Students36%
Female35%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities13%
General population39%
English language learners26%
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant36%

English

All Students45%
Female49%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander46%
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities26%
General population47%
English language learners19%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant45%

Geometry

All Students60%
Female57%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities45%
General population60%
English language learners57%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%

Global History and Geography

All Students57%
Female56%
Male57%
African American45%
Asian/Pacific Islander66%
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities21%
General population62%
English language learners44%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant57%

Integrated Algebra

All Students49%
Female49%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander76%
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities18%
General population55%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant49%

Living Environment

All Students53%
Female51%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander55%
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities29%
General population55%
English language learners31%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant53%

Physics

All Students58%
Female67%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant58%

U.S. History and Government

All Students74%
Female73%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities60%
General population76%
English language learners70%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
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

In 2009-2010, this school was given a grade of "B" for the high school level.

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Progress Report Grades measure the school's contribution to student learning in three areas: School Environment, Student Performance and Student Progress. Schools can receive additional credit for achieving exemplary performance progress among high-needs students. Progress Report Grades range from A to F.

Source: New York City Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 1 63% 23%
White 2 23% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 9% 9%
Black 1 4% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 222%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 162%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 2%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 54%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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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Medical
  • Science
  • Technology

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Performing arts
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population

Health & athletics

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Medical

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
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The NYC Department of Education asked parents, teachers and students about their school's learning environment. Results provide insight into school climate, such as whether the school is academically rigorous, safe, communicative and collaborative. Learn more

The information captured by the survey is designed to support a dialogue among all members of the school community about how to make the school a better place to learn. An overall category score is calculated for each respondent group (parents, teachers, or students) by averaging the scores of the questions within that survey category.

Category scores for each of the respondent groups are then combined to form overall category scores. Alongside the results for each school are the aggregated results across all NYC public schools, which are provided as a basis for comparisons.

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This school
7.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
7.0
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.0
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

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This school
7.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.0
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.3
 

City average

 
7.8
 
Strong parent, teacher and student engagementWhat's this?

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This school
7.4
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.9
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

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This school
7.9
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents16510%
Students93253%
Teachers10487%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School start time
  • 7:30 am
School end time
  • 3:00 am
School Leader's name
  • Ms. Denise Vittor, Principal

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts all
  • Business
  • Humanities
  • Math
  • Mathematics
  • Medical
  • Performing arts
  • Science
  • Technology
Foreign languages taught
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Busses - B13, B38, B57, Q38, Q39, Q54, Q58. Subways - L to DeKalb Av ; M to Forest Ave
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Wrestling;
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Sofbtall
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Drama
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