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Pierson Middle High School

Public | 6-12 & ungraded | 526 students

 
 

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Posted June 3, 2013

I was a student at this school and graduated in the early 2000s. The school offers many sports programs (due to small student body some programs are jointly shared with other schools), intellectual clubs and arts/drama clubs. The teachers for the most part were dedicated and helpful, many going out of their way. Like any school a few had their clear favorites. On the downside, the students run the school and do whatever they want. I also felt that relative to my college peers I was not prepared. I think the school should be more rigorous academically and focus on controlling problem students.


Posted October 3, 2009

piersan high sc hool is so into makeing every student as best they can be they dont give up it is a wonderful community orienated place for our kids and sets them up on their journey into adulthood and are always behind the kids one to one equal level. keep up the good work. thank you pierson proud parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2009

I used to go to Pierson before I moved away and I think it was a great school. The teachers cared about the students and were very involved, the school is small which I think is a good thing; more teacher help; and things aren't so superficial. I hope to send my kids there one day and I wish I could go back. The parents are very involved with the school and they have a lot of extracuriicular activities and are very into music and the arts.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 10, 2008

I have had 3 children go through the public school system in Sag Harbor, and, while the High School is relatively small (about 400 students when my last child graduated), it provided a good level of AP courses, extra-curricular activities, faculty involvement and a high level of academics. All three of my children have gone on to very good academically competitive colleges and have had the necessary sets of skills to succeed. I rate the Sag Harbor public school system very highly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2007

Uninspiring academic programs; poor parent involvement; many extracurricular activities from sailing to drama; terrible special education services; unsympathetic principal
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
79%
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

The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
69%
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

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
92%
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 Students51%
Female46%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%

Math

All Students24%
Female18%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White29%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population25%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant24%
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

English Language Arts

All Students50%
Female50%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities20%
General population57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%

Math

All Students36%
Female34%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities10%
General population41%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
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

English Language Arts

All Students56%
Female64%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities27%
General population63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%

Math

All Students27%
Female29%
Male25%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White31%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities9%
General population31%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%

Science

All Students84%
Female90%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities54%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
77%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
92%
Earth Science

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
94%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
95%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

16 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%
Global History and Geography

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

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%
Integrated Algebra

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

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
96%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

41 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%
U.S. History and Government

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

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%
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 Students65%
Female70%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant65%

Chemistry

All Students98%
Female96%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Non-migrant98%

Earth Science

All Students95%
Female91%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%

English

All Students94%
Female91%
Male98%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities92%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%

Geometry

All Students85%
Female82%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%

Global History and Geography

All Students83%
Female83%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities66%
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%

Integrated Algebra

All Students81%
Female77%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities71%
General population83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%

Living Environment

All Students90%
Female89%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities80%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%

Physics

All Students95%
Female100%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Non-migrant95%

U.S. History and Government

All Students90%
Female85%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities75%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
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 82% 48%
Hispanic 1 14% 23%
Black 2 2% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 23%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 7%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 41%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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200 Jermain Ave
Sag Harbor, NY 11963
Phone: (631) 725-5302

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