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Charlotte High School

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Posted October 31, 2009

Competent staff;Great school spirit,; Supportive alumni;


Posted September 17, 2009

The inner city school had a bad reputation, and at one time was considered among the most violent in the country. However, a very dedicated, perservering staff has turned this school around. There has been far less violence along with an increasing amount of academic success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2009

This school is horrible for any student and if by chance your child is one with special needs forget it! I am appealing to the district and school board for help with staff behavior toward students which is inappropriate to say the least.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2009

My son attends Charlotte. I am trying my best to get him out of there. I am trying to get him into Edison Tech for the computer program. Charlotte staff and teachers try. but, the students are out of control. they need stricter discipline and need to be held accountable. My son cannot learn because the kids are so unruly. It is horrible. Sent your kids to school without walls or Edison. very nice schools
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2009

This is not a good school. It should be. It was. It needs firm community action from the senior citizens home to the local restaurants to the Catholic schools to Kodak. The urban and suburban citizens of Rochester need to take responsibility for the community. The parents need to take responsibility for their children. This is Rochester. The city makes the county. It is not the other way around. This is a good community. It's okay to like the city. It's okay to live in the city.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 12, 2008

I am actually a student teacher at Charlotte High School in eighth and ninth grade social studies classes. I have been at East High School, Fairport High School, and Cicero-North Syracuse was my own high school. I have been in the most suburban, and most urban schools in New York. True, the school is dirty, loud, and the students are a bit unruly. The kids are good kids though!!! They have issues, they are loud, they are kids, and yes, at times, they are disrespectful, but they have good hearts. The teachers try so hard, the administrators try even harder. We do need more parental inclusion into the student's lives, and the school would probably be a much better place... Please keep an open mind about the school, they are a great bunch of teachers and students. We all just need to work together to get it under control.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 3, 2008

The School is dirty, loud, Kids need to be punished more for their bad behavior and I believe they need more electives.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 23, 2007

I think that Charlotte High school is a great school. My three children attend Charlotte and have had a great high school experience. For the people who complain about the students behavior I believe that it is the parents responsibility to teach their children manners and respect.If their is a lack of these things at home then there will be a lack at school. Stop blaming everyone else and acknowledge your responsibility as a parent! If you don't want to take the time and teach your children right and wrong then stop having kids! Thank you
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2007

Outside of normal peer pressure my children s opportunities (grades 7&8) are limitless contingent on the funding or the lack there of provided by the state. The Principal and the Teachers are great here and really care for the futures of Our Children! Through the years Charlotte has been treated as an outcast school, a school of last resorts, but in spite of this the faculty here still has hope that through their efforts that even the least of these kids will have the opportunity to become productive members of our society. Although what makes this so challenging is the lack of parent involvement or even parent caring, parents are the Genesis of our social fabric and should be held ACCOUNTABLE as such. Until this happens our teachers will continue to fight an uphill battle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2005

At the beginning of the school year, the past school sent 'The School of Choice' booklet for us to choose the school for him, he wanted to attend Charlotte Middle School, for the Computors that it had, but after he got his first day in there, he had Spanish, as one of his classes, and they didn't have that in the booklet for this school, or he wouldn't have choosen't that school. Since he has been there he is failling Spanish,and his Spanish Teacher said that he wouldn't pass to the next grade until he PASSED this class. So if you want your child to attend this school make sure that he/she wants Spanish to pass to the next grade. Thank you.
—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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 33% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
11%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
17%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
24%
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 2012-2013 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. 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

All Students10%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
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 Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant10%

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
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 Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
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 Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

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

Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
19%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
19%
Earth Science

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
35%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
60%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
19%
Global History and Geography

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

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
31%
Integrated Algebra

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

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
43%
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.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
45%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

40 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
66%
U.S. History and Government

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

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
38%
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 Students19%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population19%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English19%
Non-migrant19%

Chemistry

All Students33%
Female20%
Male43%
African American18%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant33%

Earth Science

All Students44%
Female28%
Male67%
African American38%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%

English

All Students32%
Female33%
Male32%
African American27%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities9%
General population38%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English34%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%

Geometry

All Students39%
Female36%
Male41%
African American27%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%

Global History and Geography

All Students31%
Female22%
Male41%
African American27%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities7%
General population35%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%

Integrated Algebra

All Students31%
Female35%
Male27%
African American28%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities16%
General population36%
English language learners15%
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%

Living Environment

All Students37%
Female30%
Male45%
African American31%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities38%
General population37%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
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 Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students32%
Female21%
Male41%
African American26%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities12%
General population37%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%
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
Black 1 54% 19%
Hispanic 2 27% 23%
White 2 17% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 19%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 189%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 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 24%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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4115 Lake Ave
Rochester, NY 14612
Phone: (585) 663-7070

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