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Joseph C Wilson Magnet High School

Public | 9-12 | 1125 students

 

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Posted October 24, 2013

My school is Joseph C.Wilson Foundation Academy. The teachers and staff are the best there is. They really care about the students and notify me about all upcoming tests and if there is any missed assignments. I feel lucky to have my son at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2010

I am a senior at Wilson in the IB program at Wilson and I do NOT advise sending your child to this school. The teachers and administrators are very often unhelpful. Teachers have told my class that they do not have high expectations for us at all. Students at this school are rowdy and do not care about getting a proper education. The principle is unfair with her jurisdiction as many important rules are not enforced but when one student (or group of students) does something that makes her look bad, she punishes the school. She has even taken away our Pep Rally for fear that all of the students rebel. Going to Wilson is like going to jail; every morning your bookbag is checked and you go through a scanner yet students are still easily able to smuggle things in. The sentries are unprofessional and befriend the "bad kids". I
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 28, 2010

Excellent Teachers and course selections. You can do awesome if you choose to. Wide selection of AP courses for college credit
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 28, 2009

I am a freshman at Wilson Magnet enrolled in the Pre I.B. Program and I must say that I highly recommend Wilson. Though people down Wilson because it is a city school the academics can not be matched at a lot of suburban districts. Students will leave Wilson educated and determined. Thank you!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 26, 2009

I'm currently a senior and Wilson Magnet High School, and I don't recommend sending your children to this school. The sentries at the school are horrible, the principal seems to only cares about making herself look good, and there is too much emphasis on the IB program when most of the IB students hate the program. Us 'normal' kids are treated poorly compared to the IB students. Wilson does have some great teachers, but what school doesn't?
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 18, 2009

Well wilson commencement is an ok school,I am in the famous IB program and it is difficult!I am a freshman I like it though a challenge is always good.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 31, 2008

Wilson is a great school, the teachers care about the student's progress and the IB program is awesome. My son has already visited a college and he is only a sophomore. I feel my son will be well prepared when he actually goes to college!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2008

i love wilson!!!! its the best school I've ever been to! I recomenned it to anyone!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 27, 2008

Excellent staff, admin and faculty. More parent involvement is needed. Attendance of lower half of school is an issue
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 8, 2007

As the mother of one graduate and one current student, I have been extremely satisfied with Wilson Magnet High School, particularly its International Baccaleureate program. The school sets high standards for students and offers great opportunities. Teachers work hard and care about students. In addition, the US First Robotic program is an excellent opportunity for students interested in engineering, technology or simply having a great time and working on an exciting project. The opportunity to learn in a school with many different types of people is an opportunity that offers its own valuable education.. In addition, the sports programs are very good as well. Students at Wilson can often compete on teams even if they have not participated in the sport in the past. This can be a great experience for young people. Overall, this is a high quality school - I would choose it again if given a chance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2005

joseph c wilson magnet high school is a wonderful school. i mean it offers excellent programs to students and tyhe teacher are very caring. with my experince at wilson high i would say it have impact me very much.this school do not allow bad behavior and it also get your child ready for college. like many other school wilson do not give free periods or half a days to none of their students the free block would be field by an AP class which is a collge level class. the teacher nsupport their is wonderful they have counselors who make sure your kids are in school everday and keeping their grades up.Also the Princepal may have alot of expetations but they are all for a good reason. Wilson may sound like it's all work but no play wilson offers many oppurtunities to the student that is intrested in sports or chior.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 23, 2005

This is an excellent school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2005

Fantastic School. The administration holds the kids to the highest standards. High Parent involvement. If you live in Rochester and have your child set to go to college. This is the school that will prepare them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2004

I have a daughter attending Wilson. As a graduate of Wilson myself, I've seen the rapid changes the school has gone through. The instructual process of the school continues to provide the best education for it's students as well as providing a process that challenges students to achieve their greatest potential always. This is one of the better schools in the City School District.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2004

My daughter graduated in the class of 2004 and I was gratified by the quality of her instructional program. It is a nurturing atmosphere that encourages the very best from students, parents, faculty and staff. I cannot say enough about this fine community of learners. It is an oasis for urban education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2004

Wilson Magnet was recently rated 49th best in the Country by Newsweek Magazine. It is a great school with solid teachers and a history of student achievement. Both of my sons enjoyed their time there.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
43%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
25%
Earth Science

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

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
39%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
73%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

34 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
55%
Global History and Geography

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

383 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
36%
Integrated Algebra

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

448 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
48%
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.

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
44%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
8%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

119 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%
U.S. History and Government

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

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
62%

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 Students52%
Female45%
Male60%
African American48%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant52%

Chemistry

All Students18%
Female14%
Male21%
African American13%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English18%
Non-migrant18%

Earth Science

All Students35%
Female28%
Male44%
African American27%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities0%
General population41%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%

English

All Students57%
Female61%
Male52%
African American54%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities13%
General population71%
English language learners40%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%

Geometry

All Students31%
Female28%
Male37%
African American28%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities0%
General population34%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%

Global History and Geography

All Students35%
Female35%
Male37%
African American36%
Asian/Pacific Islander59%
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities9%
General population41%
English language learners17%
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%

Integrated Algebra

All Students43%
Female46%
Male41%
African American42%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities17%
General population52%
English language learners48%
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%

Living Environment

All Students46%
Female47%
Male46%
African American42%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities10%
General population56%
English language learners43%
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%

Physics

All Students40%
Femalen/a
Male42%
African American33%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population40%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%
Non-migrant40%

U.S. History and Government

All Students53%
Female55%
Male51%
African American50%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities14%
General population63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
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 74% 19%
Hispanic 1 13% 23%
White 2 10% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 3% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 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 23%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 274%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 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 22%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 1%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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Rochester, NY 14611
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