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Rocky Point High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1047 students

 
 

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Posted June 20, 2014

This school is on the right track of being a awesome school but at the the same time it sucks to move into the school because you are going to be made fun of because your different.I like the clubs and how people are making new clubs especially in band but what needs to be improved is the way the school looks because its always dirty and the lights in the school looks old and dull. A major way this school can be improved is to have a way to go outside during lunch especially in HIGH SCHOOL!!! Its so annoying to stay in school all day and work hard. Plus how are people going to be active without playing sports.Lastly i think that in certain subjects they are making some subjects too boring in a way that no one wants to learn like in algebra.If they can do something to get people motivated and making some subjects fun people would actually learn something.If i had the choice to move to another school i certainly would. -------PUGL
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 19, 2014

teachers have taken a better role in teaching over the years and as of now show great performance except a few. the school still has remnants of caring more about sports than education whenever they run out of funding they run a budget vote that is always passed and not used to improve the schools education in general there is great behavior at RPHS but no teachers are really encouraging for students to overachieve its more about cash in the pocket rather then knowledge /life values in the brain
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 17, 2013

I am a student currently at RPHS. Overall I love going to school here, plus I've learned so much!!! This coming school year I'm taking 1 AP class and 2 honors! This past your i took 2 honors. Rocky Point High School challenges you everyday, but in a way that isn't overwhelming. Although i do have to say I don't feel as if the teachers really do care about us students. On our final exams and regents most teachers encourage you to "just pass" and not to exceed to your greatest. They say "Don't worry there is a curve so no one will fail." I strongly feel they should be encouraging us to aim for a perfect score! Despite all of that, i much rather go to RPHS than MPHS or SWRHS. This is an amazing environment to enroll your children for an education
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 29, 2011

We are delighted in the direction the district is heading. They've done a quality job.In the wake of mass layoffs and budget cuts in MP and SWR. RP is looking strong right now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2011

Deciding on Rocky Point as a place to raise our children was no easy matter. We looked everywhere for what we felt was well balanced and the best overall quality of life for our two daughters. Our fundamental criteria s were education, recreation, cost of housing, taxes, and of course, the right fit for our two daughters. So far, our experiences with the teachers have been outstanding; they have a wonderful ability to interact with the children. My oldest looks forward to going to school, the youngest is still in Child Care. Rocky Point is actually not a small school district, but it gives you the feeling of being small and personalized, with high quality staff and great education, small class sizes, and plenty of attention to the individual. My wife and I are happy with our decision with this school district. All of these qualities described above, make this school an intelligent choice for our family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2010

Were very happy with the new direction Dr Ring is taking the school in with a focus on AP. What I will say for the school is that there is a high level of parent/community involvement and a solid School Board in place.I really feel like RP is gainimg ground on MP and SWR and is doing it for le$$.90% Regents graduates is fairly impressive and on par with the neighbors.The one area that hurts RPHS is % of 4 year college.Many here go start out at 2 year or go into trades/family businesses.Nothing wrong with that at all.Very happy thus far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2010

I am a former student and feel that I had a very positive experience in the Rocky Point High School. Teachers were always there to lend a hand to anyone. Every school has their 'bad' teachers, but I feel that this school has a strong faculty. They work together and care for students. If I could, I would go back for another 4 years. The way kids behave is a direct result of parenting, not teaching by faculty! So, with that said, get involved in your child's life and he or she will undoubtedly have a positive and knowledgeable experience at RPHS. I'll stick up for Rocky Point anyday...not only me, but many others I graduated with 3 years ago loved it there. Always will.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 11, 2009

Great sports programs & teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2009

As a senior student of the rocky point high school, I can say that from my own experience, RPHS is one of the last places you would want to have your children educated in New York. From my experience I am quite satisfied with the teachers - for the most part. Others lack the ability to discipline, and in more than one case, educate their students properly. To say this is entirely the fault of the staff would be an outright lie. Rocky Point's school district has had the misfortune of attracting a plethora of unruly, rude, and to be frank 'bad' attendees. There are plenty of extra curricular's to take advantage of, sports will almost guarantee you an easy road to graduation via support from teachers, staff, and students. Regardless, don't expect to learn much.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 17, 2009

This school has changed my childs look on the world. All 3 of mine use to be very happy and never got in trouble. Now that they have gotten oss and iss for everything they have been cursing me out and i think 1 of them is now wanting to move away. My honest recomdation is not to send your you child to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2008

Very nice town to grow up in. There are good and bad everywhere. You must be involved with your child's life. I have met many caring teachers and parents.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 13, 2008

Im a student at RPHS...honestly worst school, no joke. if you fail, you fail teachers dont care but if you play sports and are good, you run the school. rocky point has become a jail. everywhere you go you need a hall pass and you get questioned 50000 times before you get to take a pee. rocky point doesnt care about the well being of students they think OSS and ISS is the answer for everything. its all about salary for superintendents and teachers. they dont care about the students, alls they care about is their paycheck. this school is TERRIBLE.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 2, 2006

Honestly, academics are a joke here. My child is an honor student, and is so behind my nephew who is not an honor student, but in private school. My nephew has learned things my child hasn't. I was amazed hearing them talk about what they were learning at a family function, or should I say what my child wasn't learning! Not only are they behind in academics, but these kids walk around with no control, and no respect for the teachers. I agree with the other person who said their child watches videos in class. My child told me the same thing. The only time they actually teach is to cram for the state exam! I'm very unhappy with this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2006

nice environment. great teachers. needs more parent involvement.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 6, 2006

Rocky Point High School used to have a great reputation. I think it has failed our district as of late, and I think this school needs an overhaul. Our elementary schools are exceptional, however, the High School is another story. Teachers don't teach, they show videos during class time. Student bullying is out of control. I do not want to send my younger children to this High School, and will move when it's time to do so unless things change by that time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2005

School has expanded and has increased programs. I graduated in 99 and it was not what it is now. Was far inferior to other local schools.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 19, 2005

Some of the teachers like Mr. Brons are really caring but others don't even return repeated phone calls or respond to messages sent. Same goes for the guidance counselors. I am moving our of state due to the tax hikes in the school district and the poor response I have had from teachers in the school. Long Island schools have lost my respect.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2003

I'm not a parent of a student who attends Rocky Point High School. I am a student there going into tenth grade. I really think highly of my school, even though most other students see it as a small, pointless school. I think the clubs and activites are amazing. Especially Be A Nicer Neighbor, how much it is involved the community. I play field hockey, basketball and softball. We don't win very often, but we work together so well as a team. We're just out there to try our best and have fun, which is the most important thing. All of my teachers and coaches always try their best to help me improve at everything, and offer extra help if I you need it. I play the clarinet in the band; we have an excellent music program and are well known, as we perform and have performed at Shea Stadium's Opening Day for the last 20 years. We also perform at Hofstra for a Newsday Festival and march in New York City for the Labor Day Parade. I am a member of the National Junior Honor Society and am proud to mention all of the wonderful things we did for the community, such as: a book drive for needy families around Christmas, a Halloween festival for younger children, a Christmas breakfast, and served icecream at an awards ceremony. I like Rocky Point High School because since it is a small district, it is easy to become involved with your community, people around you, and activities in the school. The school is kept clean, which also makes it a very enjoyable place to do my school work. The school is rapidly growing and a new school was even opened last September. Rocky Point High School is now only 9-12th grade. I will be happy in three years when I graduate, but I will always be proud to announce that I attended Rocky Point Schools.


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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.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
59%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
61%
Earth Science

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

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
89%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

15 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
79%
Global History and Geography

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

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%
Integrated Algebra

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

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

40 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%
Living Environment

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

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
74%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

126 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%
U.S. History and Government

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

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
85%
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 Students55%
Female56%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Non-migrant55%

Chemistry

All Students68%
Female65%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant68%

Earth Science

All Students87%
Female84%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities48%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%

English

All Students94%
Female99%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities69%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%

Geometry

All Students76%
Female76%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities43%
General population78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%

Global History and Geography

All Students84%
Female83%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities48%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%

Integrated Algebra

All Students80%
Female79%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities55%
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%

Living Environment

All Students89%
Female86%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities73%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%

Physics

All Students86%
Female90%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant86%

U.S. History and Government

All Students93%
Female93%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities69%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
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 93% 48%
Hispanic 2 4% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 1% 9%
Two or more races 1 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Black 2 0% 19%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 11%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 218%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 77%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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82 Rocky Pt-Yaphank Rd
Rocky Point, NY 11778
Phone: (631) 744-1600

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