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Odyssey Academy

Public | 6-12 & ungraded | 816 students

 
 

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Posted June 5, 2014

This school really took a dive when they moved from Hoover drive to and merged with Appolo. They closed Hoover drive becasue they wanted to save Appolo, as it was on the list of schools to be closed unless they improved the school. The atmosphere has changed and the 100% lottery rules changed. This forces area kids to attend a school they may not want to attend. There was one of the board members that said we can not have elitism (refering to the old Odyssey) in the Greece school district. Well they figured that out by brining down the most successful school Greece will ever have. What a horrible disaster this turned out to be. I have two kids that attend Odyssey and they both want out. One of my kids has turned for the worse, the other still has great grades. You can't control the atmosphere, as Greece made sure of that. I am thinking private schools for my other child. I lost one, but I still have time to save the younger one going into 9th grade. Soo disapointed. Oh ya the principle is stepping down this year. You can't blame her, they pretty much dropped her on her head. Sad and dissapointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2014

This school is ok if had a lot of problems with the head of the school there not very fair. Both my son and daughter go there both since 6th grade and are now in high school and still hate it the people and kids are rude and talk so much about everyone else you have to be popular to fit in and have money and nice things it's like you have to be perfect all of my kids friends hate the school as well and all wish they could change but for the most part they learn lots they have a verity of ways the teach things and teacher are for the most part very good and keeping up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2009

I have been very impressed with Odyssey. The faculty truly seek to find the talents of each child and encourage them. The staff are skilled with supporting and encouraging the kids according to their individual talents and needs. The International Baccalaureate program is a great fit for my daughter. The expectations for the kids are high and they meet them. I've also been impressed by the camaraderie between the six grades at Odyssey. Truly unique.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2007

Odyssey Academy is a school like no other. This supportive community offers a sense of commitment from the staff and an overall experiential learning process for the students. It is a gem in the current American school system. I am honored to have graduated from this school, and even more honored to have been welcomed back to this amazing community as an intern and employee. Many of my mentors helped me build a solid foundation to succeed. As I now am a mentor to students, I have an additional appreciation for the numerous opportunities the staff at Odyssey offered me and the mentorship and support they have supplied me with for the past 13+ years (and still counting!). I hope your child(ren) have the opportunity to learn and grow at Odyssey Academy.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 26, 2005

Odyssey is a small, 6-12 middle/high school that prides itself on everyone knowing everyone else. The teaching staff love the small environment, the students all know everyone in their own grade and most the kids in the other grades. Also, Odyssey offers the International Baccalaureate Programme - a rigorous college-prep course of study that oftentimes counts towards most of a students first year of college. Parent involvement is extremely high, and the administration is very responsive and involved. As a smaller school, side benefits arise that one would not normally consider - if you wnat to play a varsity sport, you can - with almost everyone that tries out making most teams, the high school sports experience can be enjoyed by virtually anyone with a modicum of talent. Odyssey has become known for its tremendous musicals over the years, with students for all grades participating. A truely great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

I started at Odyssey back when the school opened as Odyssey in 1993. I spent all 7yrs there and I graduated from there back in June of 2000. I was able to choose what middle/high school I wanted to go to and I chose Odyssey because I didnt really like any of the other schools. I also chose Odyssey because I heard about alot of the things they had to offer, like the exploritories and the small class sizes, etc things the other m.s and h.s. didnt have. I spent 7yrs with basically all the same students in my graduating class and that also has taught me alot. I know Odyssey isn't like any other middle/high school, and that at times people make fun of the school, but im really glad I went there because it has definatly taught me alot and has helped me grow to be a better person.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

265 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

264 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
81%
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 29% in 2014.

144 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

143 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
87%
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.

157 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

87 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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
71%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
91%
Earth Science

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

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
98%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%
Global History and Geography

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

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
98%
Integrated Algebra

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

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%
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.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

87 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%
U.S. History and Government

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

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

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 Students78%
Female80%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant78%

Chemistry

All Students67%
Female73%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant67%

Earth Science

All Students93%
Female92%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%

English

All Students93%
Female96%
Male91%
African American100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities73%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%

Geometry

All Students76%
Female80%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%

Global History and Geography

All Students89%
Female83%
Male95%
African American75%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities62%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%

Integrated Algebra

All Students89%
Female88%
Male90%
African American72%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities81%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%

Living Environment

All Students92%
Female90%
Male93%
African American78%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities75%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%

Physics

All Students82%
Femalen/a
Male89%
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 English82%
Not migrant82%

U.S. History and Government

All Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
African American90%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities70%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
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 87% 48%
Black 1 6% 19%
Hispanic 2 4% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 3% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 0%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%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 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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