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Edgemont Junior Senior High School

Public | 7-12 | 918 students

 
 

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Posted August 7, 2014

Recently it appears that there is diminishing value for paying such high taxes for Edgemont. Perhaps its what one wants for their kids ?The district has been cutting back on academic curriculum and AP courses but seems committed to supporting kids with academic deficits?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2014

As a student having gone through the entirety of the Edgemont elementary and junior high system, I can indeed say that, yes, the teachers and classes are usually great and inspiring (especially for Latin, band, and science). However, having moved away freshman year, I'm now fully able to realize what a stupidly wretched, depressing time I had there. Maybe it was due to just to the peers in my particular grade, maybe not. The school grounds are beautiful, the cafeteria food strangely delicious, the library relatively well-stocked, but when I left, did I miss it? Not really, because being bullied for most of elementary school and then becoming a wandering, shallow-friendship-holding semblance of myself amongst the same people and others in middle school (since the elementary schools are combined, therefore combining cliques and producing strained relationships between old friends) thoroughly drubs the amazing academics this school had to offer. Go panthers.


Posted September 26, 2013

I have a son in 8th and a daughter who is a senior. Best thing about being in this school district is you don't have to pressure your kids to do well in school and to want to go to a good college. Their peers will do that for you. In some affluent communities, you get kids who want designer clothing as status symbols. I feel like in Edgemont, getting into a good college is the status symbol.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2012

I am a fairly recent Edgemont alum and have to say that Edgemont really does prepare you well for both college and life. Like all of the other reviews have mentioned, the quality of the education and specific attention that each student receives is excellent. After attending a top university and seeing the range of academic backgrounds that other kids had come from, I could clearly tell that Edgemont was AS GOOD, in most cases BETTER, than most private schools. One huge perk of Edgemont over private schools/IB schools was that I entered college with a significant amount of AP credit, which inevitably cut the cost of tuition during my senior year. The range of opportunities outside the classroom are really great for a public school. Sports, music/arts, clubs, peer mentoring, etc. are all really strong and there really are small niches that each student can explore based on his/her interests. Each grade is pretty small (140-200 kids) so the grades are pretty cliquey. It's really nice if your grade is close as a whole, but it can definitely get annoying if not - my grade was not close, but my younger brother's grade was very close. It really depends on the year. Overall, A+


Posted March 28, 2011

Lol...Sure most parents make 100k and pay 20,000 in taxes to send their children to an upscale schol system but what about the kids that sneak in with false addresses and work our school systwem for 4 yrs tuition and tax free...we should put of our resources to work and catch the people who live off our dollar....It's not fair that we hard to keep our children in our district school and others can just send them for free EDGEMONT do your homework...


Posted March 28, 2011

We moved to Edgemont high school district when my son was at 9th grade. Based on our personal experience, it's a great school in all perspective. There are about average150 kids per grade. In term of academic, it s rated one of top schools in the nation. It offers many AP classes. The most important is that the students are competing to be successful and help each other. In term of sports, they offer many different sports program and have no cut policy. They also offer many musical, arts, clubs etc programs as well. We re very happy with my son development in Edgemont. We used to live the school district with about 700 students per grade. He got loss in the crowd and wanted to be as average student even he has many potentials. After we moved to Edgemont, he got to know every kid at the school and started to take many AP classes as all the kids looking up the smart kids. He joined track team and eventually became the captain. He also joined many clubs and gets involved with many communities services. We credit all his achievement to Edgemont!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2010

The school has small class sizes, lots of challenging courses including many AP courses. There are lots of extracurrici;ar activities and numerious sports programs to balance the academic demands of the school. Through its rigorous academic programs and intellectual capabilities of its students along with a dedicated faculty, many students gain admission to Ivy League and top tier schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2009

Edgemont is a wonderful, nuturing, academically challenging school. The atmosphere is one of cooperation and no student is allowed to fall through the cracks. It offers a caring staff, great facilities, and very high academic standards. I feel very priviledged to have been able to send my daughter to this school. Presently, I work here in Computer Laboratory and can appreciate all that Edgemont has to offer in an atmosphere that is accepting and challenging. The seniors come out with the skills necessary to achieve academic success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2009

Great school! In high school I was exposeed to so many career choices!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 28, 2005

Academic quality is tops and athletics is top knotch as well. Very upscale community with at least half of parents in the $+100k range.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2005

We specifically located to Edgemont, althought the costs of housing and taxes are high to allow our two sons to attend the junior/senior high school. After having been in other public school systems in PA, CA, and NY we are totally thrilled with the quality of education (like a private school), the many extra-curricular options, and mostly the caring and individual attention paid to the children. This is a community with a very high level of involvement and, in fact, is so totally focused on the schools that there is not much reason to stay here once the kids graduate (at least, that is our perception). A very strong music program, lots of quality sports programs, not so big on theater and fine arts, but there is a new principal who appears to want to focus in that area. Competitive, but sets the tone that kids are proud to be smart.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2005

The best thing about the Edgemont schools is the student body quality. This is a district where the students are, for the most part, motivated to succeed. While the parents are also involved, let's be honest, it is the people in the school who make the school, and while the teachers are for the most part very good, the students are the biggest part of the school environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2005

This school is truely one of the best in NY. It has a small, intimate feeling which makes it more like a top notch private school. It offers many AP classes and has excellent teachers that care about their students. The only problem is it lacks a pool and therefore doesn't have extracurricular activities like swimming and diving.
—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.

About these ratings

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 29% in 2014.

149 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

149 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
89%
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 36% in 2014.

156 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

157 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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

Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%
Earth Science

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

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

24 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Global History and Geography

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

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%
Integrated Algebra

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

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

35 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Living Environment

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

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
86%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
U.S. History and Government

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

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%
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

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English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Chemistry

All Students95%
Female100%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant95%

Earth Science

All Students88%
Female85%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities82%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%

English

All Students93%
Female96%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities67%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%

Geometry

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Proficient in Englishn/a
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Non-migrantn/a

Global History and Geography

All Students92%
Female90%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities75%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%

Integrated Algebra

All Students99%
Female100%
Male99%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities96%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%

Living Environment

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities96%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%

Physics

All Students68%
Female84%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander61%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant68%

U.S. History and Government

All Students95%
Female96%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities75%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 2 58% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 27% 9%
Hispanic 2 8% 23%
Two or more races 2 4% 1%
Black 2 2% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 21%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 10%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 4%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 48%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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