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Seaford Senior High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 831 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted September 12, 2011

I have a child in elementary school and another a senior in High School. The teachers care about whether the children are learning. The school offers extra help for the struggling student and AP classes for the gifted student. At Parent-Teacher conferences I feel that the teacher really takes the time to know the student. AP teachers offer extra help after school. Parents, Principle and AP as well as the PTA are involved and visable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2011

This is a GREAT school! Yes, there is the occasional bad teacher that somehow made tenure despite their lack of teaching abilities, but there are so many other teachers that are so intelligent and invested in their students. Until a few years ago, when a new long awaited contract was signed, dozens of teachers worked countless unpaid hours before and after school hours to give their students any extra help they needed/wanted. Seaford has one of the best programs for disabled students and a variety of AP and college level courses for gifted students. Best of all, Seaford students, parents, teachers, faculty, and the general community have so much PRIDE! Even if their teams are on a losing streak, you can always find dedicated supporters cheering their athletes or club members (model congress, mathletes, drama, band, chorus, key club, etc.) on! For a small district, Seaford has a lot to offer!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 17, 2010

Public School teachers rock! The teachers at this school gave me a priceless education. I came to this school from a Dunce Duncan private school, with terrible study habits and no intellectual curiosity, and learned to learn here. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. Public school teachers are the best.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 2, 2006

This school was a breath of fresh air! Although at the top of my class in private elementary school, I had never read a book for pleasure. I was years behind public school students. A new friend at Seaford High introduced me to Gabriel Garcia Marquez s 'One Hundred Years of Solitude', and I was hooked. Students and teachers at this school discussed literature constantly. (The discussion topics at private school were sex and money.) Seaford High was a great school with brilliant teachers and brilliant, open minded, inquisitive students.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 2, 2006

Great high school - great atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2005

I would not classify this as a strong high school. There doesn't seem to be enough to offer advanced children, nor are they effective in dealing with kids with slight learning disabilities. If your child is 'middle of the pack' then they will do well at this school; however, this is not the school for exceptional children or those with special needs. The teachers are fine, although they are not overly impressive by any means, and there doesn't seem to be any 'state of the art' technologies at this school. Also, the athletic programs are not, nor have they ever been, particularly successful so if your child is an exceptional athlete, this may not be the appropriate school for him or her.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 14, 2004

My son, with learning disabilities, graduated from Seaford H.S. in 2000. It was the best school experience I could have imagined. They are 1 of 5 in NYS with the Federal mandated inclusion program. The general student population is very caring and involved in all school activities. The administration was very professional and caring. I worked on several service projects for the Middle School and HS and we still have so many friends from that school though we do live in another district. Thank You, Seaford.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

I am a junior in the seaford high school. It is a great place and I am lucky to go here. Your kids feel safe and secure but they are not treated like babies either.


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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.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%
Earth Science

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

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

28 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%
Global History and Geography

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

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
97%
Integrated Algebra

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

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%
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.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
93%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%
U.S. History and Government

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

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

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 Students75%
Female78%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant75%

Chemistry

All Students85%
Female85%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%

Earth Science

All Students76%
Female72%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities61%
General population80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%

English

All Students94%
Female98%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities61%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%

Geometry

All Students81%
Female83%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities39%
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%

Global History and Geography

All Students90%
Female91%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities77%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%

Integrated Algebra

All Students92%
Female90%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities65%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%

Living Environment

All Students96%
Female97%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities74%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%

Physics

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Not migrant98%

U.S. History and Government

All Students96%
Female98%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities85%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
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 91% 48%
Hispanic 2 5% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 3% 9%
Black 1 1% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 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 26%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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 58%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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1575 Seamans Neck Rd
Seaford, NY 11783
Phone: (516) 592-4300

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