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Mohonasen Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 1033 students

 

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Posted January 7, 2014

Just as bad as the Schenectady School District. This school was awful when I went there and from others stories it's worse now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2012

As so many other parents have stated, I have yet to see a child come from this school with a good education. I have 5 daughters, 3 of which have gone to this school. The school has failed them miserably. The constant excuse the school loves to cling to is it's the childrens's fault. They claim it is not up to them to teach the children, it is up to the children to learn from them. My youngest daughter, 2 weeks out of thyroid cancer surgery, was jumped in the hallway by 2 girls and my daughter got suspended for trying to protect herself. I'm sorry, I just can't find anything good to say.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

The news reports the school is laying off 2.7 teachers but they are buying more property to build a NEW bus barn and another sports field. When is Mohonasen going to invest the grants etc. they receive in getting the students ready for ivy league schools and better colleges. You are draining the community and for what. Roads, pools that are too small, sports fields , and bus barns when you already have one. Why not try to compete with Niskayuna and some of the other much more highly accredited schools. Mohonasen needs someone who sees the big picture of what the kids need and not just how to spend, spend spend.


Posted June 8, 2007

Parent; Overall the Mohanesen is a great value. In recent years there is new administration at the High School and Middle Schools. They are outstanding in their ability to motivate and discipline the majority of the kids. Patrick McGrath has a keen ability to help students and know what is important in dealing with disciplinary issues. Although the school has an outstanding music and arts curriculum I would like to see more cohesion and motivation in the athletics. We currently have some individual stars but not very impressive coaching. (A coach is more than a person who helps direct kids in -4- periods of a game.) A varsity level coach is involved from Junior High through high school. They should be working with the lower level coaches and work with the teams strengths. A sound winning team generates school spirit and pride which turns into pride in academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2007

I went to this school and decided when I became a parent to stay in the district and send my children there. It is a wonderful school system with lots of parental involvement. The last 2 -3 years have been much better as far as administration and responding to parental concerns. The education opportunities and great and the guidance department is always there to help.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 16, 2005

quality of academics is fair. While administrators claim they are there primarily to educate their motives are a little tainted. When a child fails to succeed, of helping the child to improve, they set him further behind. For instance, my son was being bullied and instead of dealing with the situation and pointing the blame in the correct direction they suspended my son. They refuse to send him his work or help him catch up with his classes.
—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 64% in 2012.

166 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
77%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 78% in 2012.

143 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
89%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 73% in 2012.

196 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%
English

The state average for English was 82% in 2012.

277 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

56 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2012.

148 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
87%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2012.

275 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 72% in 2012.

217 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 78% in 2012.

218 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 79% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
88%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

129 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 79% in 2012.

269 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 Students68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Chemistry

All Students77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Earth Science

All Students93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

English

All Students88%
Students with disabilities34%
General population92%

Geometry

All Students80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Global History and Geography

All Students83%
Students with disabilities48%
General population86%

Integrated Algebra

All Students85%
Students with disabilities24%
General population90%

Living Environment

All Students83%
Students with disabilities65%
General population85%

Physics

All Students49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population49%

U.S. History and Government

All Students89%
Students with disabilities38%
General population94%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 2011-2012 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 90% 48%
Black 5% 19%
Asian 2% 9%
Hispanic 2% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: 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 27%N/A43%
Source: 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 18%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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  • MR. DAVID COLLINS

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2072 Curry Rd
Schenectady, NY 12303
Phone: (518) 356-8300

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