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Rye High School

Public | 9-12 | 894 students

 
 

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Posted June 24, 2013

Rye High School is based in a nice, welcoming community. The teachers are all very helpful and engaging. The other students at the school involve themselves in many activies. The sports that Rye High School runs are great for character building as well as keeping students busy and interested. As a graduate of Rye High School, I would reccomend this school to anyone who is looking for a good education for their children. It is challenging, yet the teachers are willing to work with students in order to allow them to succeed.


Posted August 24, 2012

My daughter has been here from 6-8th and entering 9th grade. We moved here for the education and safety factor. Teachers are outstanding (7 of 10 are) and the HS teachers are even better - told personally by parents with older kids. The major problem is there is no diversity here and it's not representative of the world that our children will have to perform in. Other major problem is, if your child has not been playing sports since/like 4th grade competitively to include sports camps, they will very likely never get on any of the teams, hence, they make half as many friends and are a second class citizen socially and to some degree confidence-wise. If these two issues have little value, I recommend this school 5 or 5 since the kids can also walk safely to a well monitored, town and learn independence much earlier...If your child is average or better excellent suggestion. If not, suggest they go somewhere else, since it seems like they actively try to dissuade low performers from attending to artificially elevate published performance stats.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2012

No high school is going to be perfect for every kid, but Rye High does a great job overall. It tends to work more like a prep school than a typical average public school. It's clearly a competitive environment, where the expectation is that most students are not only going on to college, but to a selective college. A lot of kids graduate with more than six AP classes, some are essentially in a full college program by senior year. Every year, a few dozen kids go off to the Ivy League and the like. Sports and clubs are a big deal, and funded exceptionally well for a public school. It's an affluent community, and parents tend to pick up the slack where the school budget won't cover something. All that said, I don't think Rye High is the most inventive, creative environment. It's a bit old school in its approach, focusing on doing core education very well. There is good support for kids who struggle academically, but they could feel out of the mainstream. If diversity is important to you, you will hate this school. It's about as white bread as you'll find anywhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2010

This school is composed of incredible people, from faculty to students. Everyone cares about learning for the sake of learning, not just for an A on the next test. It is an environment to be envied by all. I love this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 28, 2009

Rye High School has high standards for education. Rye High School has an undefeatable football team. We have awesome programs that help unfortunate people around the world. We have programs that strongly support american troops & homeless and hungry people around the world. We are internationally involved with different cultures around the world. Our school is awesome! VOTE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2008

By the time the kids have made it through RYe's substandard elementary schools, the high school has them tracked. For 10% of the kids who are blindly compliant, the high school will bend over backwards to keep the ratings high. The other 90% will have to realize as adults that they are dynamic, creative, valuable, intelligent people. Don't believe the hype.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2007

This school puts an excessive amount of pressure on the students in an unhealthy manner. If a student is not trying to be accepted into a college that is Ivy League or otherwise difficult to get into they find themselves shoved to the side. Students also spend too much time learning information through notes, leaving little time for analyzing and developing new ideas upon the information presented. The theatre department is also poorly funded despite the clear need for new props and sets. The school also recently renovated the cafeteria. However it is unclear where the money raised was used as little change was made. Despite other lacking areas the schools english department is very successful at opening the minds of students and engaging them in discussion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2006

At Rye, professors are not distant academic deities, but active participants in the lives and learning experiences of each and every student. I greatly value the role my teachers have played in shaping who I am and the way I think, and at Rye I am positive I would not only continue to have incredible, intelligent teachers but dynamic and accomplished role models as well.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 13, 2005

Excellent school with challenging academic programs, full sports options and great parent involvement. Offers full range of AP classes and students are very focused on school and competitive colleges. School is very open to parent involvement and input and parents are in fact very involved. In my opinion my daughter, who is a high achiever academically, received a better education than the children of my friends who attended Rye Country Day and other area private schools and had the added benefit of the sports and local involvement of a public, neighborhood school. We moved to Rye for the schools and wer not disappointed!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
96%
Earth Science

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

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
82%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

38 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

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n/a

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Global History and Geography

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

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%
Integrated Algebra

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

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%
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.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

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Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

155 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.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
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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

Chemistry

All Students84%
Female83%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant84%

Earth Science

All Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities73%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%

English

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities77%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
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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

Global History and Geography

All Students92%
Female92%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities43%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%

Integrated Algebra

All Students97%
Female98%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities91%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%

Living Environment

All Students96%
Female96%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities57%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%

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 Students97%
Female99%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities73%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
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 86% 48%
Hispanic 1 7% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 4% 9%
Black 1 2% 19%
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 21%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 9%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 44%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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Rye, NY 10580
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