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Arcadia High School

Public | 9-12 | 1065 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted October 21, 2013

This school is one of the worst schools in the district. Most teachers don't care about their students and wont help. The principle is not helpful and she does not care about a student or their problems unless they have high grades or are athletic. She doesn't like to help students who are being threatened or bullied. There is one VP who is the same except he's sexist and does not care to help the women. He also is known to disrespect female students parents as I sat there in my 10th year as he yelled at my grandmother, who was my guardian at the time, and ignored her. There are many accounts of this happening with him and female students and their female guardians. The bullying and threats in this school are a big deal. Almost every day being there there were either fights, threats, or bullying of students. No upper authority in this school seemed to care about that. This school is not safe and I would not recommend sending your child to this school. I had to leave this school and get my G.E.D. because of how bad it was and in the 7 months of G.E.D.classes, I learned more than my 3 years that I had spent there. I'm very happy to be out of there as is most of my graduating class.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 21, 2010

This school is one of the worst schools in the district. Fights on a daily basis. The principal disregards parents as if they are wasting her time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2010

I have been to every greece school, and let me just say that greece arcadia is the best greece school to send your child to
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 2, 2009

I love it here! There are rarely fights and when there are, they are handled the right way. The kids there are friendly, funny, and there aren't many cliques. I would recommend it to anyone! Teachers are beyond willing to help out if you're child's willing to settle down and learn!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 9, 2007

As a student you want to make sure your school has the goals you have so you can reach your fullest potential. This school was a very good choice for my personality and overall well being. Sure there was a few fights but they were ALL handled in the right way so no one got hurt. The teachers are there to fill your mind with knowledge that you'll actually need in life. I liked this school and would recommend it to a student willing to learn. Its not like other schools in Greece.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 25, 2007

As a graduate, I feel that Arcadia was an excellent school to attend. Teachers will dedicate themselves as long as the students are willing to learn. They should not be held responsible for the students who cut class, that is beyond their control. It starts at home with the parents so for my children in the future, I plan on having them attend both Arcadia middle and High school. - Class of 2004
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 2, 2006

Set in a great residential area, Arcadia is a great place for students as well as families to learn and become better people. I highly recomend this school over all others in Greece.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted July 30, 2004

The school is good the teachers are devoted to helping the students and often find fun and imaginative ways to do so the students are good kids and are invested in their learning.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 15, 2004

There are a lot of drugs, and the principal does nothing to help the students, but instead suspends them for the emotional disabilities that the students may have.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 3, 2003

this school is a mixture of great teaching but lack of disipline. The students can be found cutting class in the hallways and if you got to use the bathrooms, you are lucky if these raging students left some doors on for you. Some of the teachers take personal interest in the student and will devote plenty of their time in helping your child succeed. On the other hand, the principal rarely leaves her office and when she does, she shows no signs of authority and does not discipline the kids for their obscene behavior.


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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.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
53%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
84%
Earth Science

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

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
84%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%
Global History and Geography

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

306 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%
Integrated Algebra

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

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
77%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Living Environment

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

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
81%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

69 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%
U.S. History and Government

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

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%
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 Students58%
Female59%
Male57%
African American33%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Non-migrant58%

Chemistry

All Students92%
Female87%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant92%

Earth Science

All Students83%
Female82%
Male85%
African American70%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities48%
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%

English

All Students83%
Female86%
Male82%
African American68%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities46%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%

Geometry

All Students71%
Female71%
Male71%
African American53%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities31%
General population73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%

Global History and Geography

All Students75%
Female74%
Male74%
African American69%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities26%
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%

Integrated Algebra

All Students70%
Female74%
Male66%
African American53%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities43%
General population80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%

Living Environment

All Students83%
Female82%
Male84%
African American82%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities68%
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%

Physics

All Students89%
Female90%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant89%

U.S. History and Government

All Students85%
Female87%
Male84%
African American65%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities64%
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
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 2 78% 48%
Black 2 11% 19%
Hispanic 1 9% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1% 9%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 238%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 1%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 12%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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120 Islnd Cottage Rd
Rochester, NY 14612
Phone: (585) 966-3000

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