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Newfield High School

Public | 9-12 | 1694 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
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2011:
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Posted Wednesday, August 27, 2014

I have been there for a few years now, and its really not as bad as people make it seem. Yes there are pot heads and stupid fights but all schools have that. What i got from going here is helpful and supportive teachers, who dont put alot of pressure on you to be an a+ student, great electives and fair rules. Granted yes the schools a bit crammed, ecspecially in the halls. But all in all its a pretty nice place to be.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 24, 2014

Please do your family a favor and don't send your children here. As a former student, let me tell you, all this school is 60% wanna-be thugs, 20% drug addicts, and the rest are the normal students who barely get by as it is. THERE ARE SECURITY GUARDS EVERYWHERE. Why? because they're fights almost every week, if not every two weeks. There was once a day when 4-8 fights happened in one school day alone, nicknamed "fight day". more than half of the fights are staged because they "want to go home early" seriously. not a fan of this school, glad i moved.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 2, 2014

No air conditioning and lots of students do drugs. Not a fan. School needs serious updating. The hallways are cramped and classes are overcrowded. Teachers emphasize on getting by instead of excelling. No motivation..


Posted March 9, 2011

This High School provides the sports, education and challenging academic programs that creates a rich environment for a kids to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2011

I have to say I love Newfield High School. My son is a straight A student and was often not challenged in the past. He is doing wonderfully now. The teachers are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

the staff and teachers here really care and do much for the community,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2009

this school is very unorganized and it's punishmets for student's in my opinion is not acceptable
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2009

My son was in school here, and wasn't doing well. There is too much emphasis on getting by and discipline, and not enough emphasis on excelling and goals. He is now in a different district and is doing great. Midlle Country District is not one that I will miss.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2008

I love newfield its a fun safe enviornment every school has the problems but newfields problems are nothing compared to other schools in the area!..GO WOLVERINES
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 15, 2008

nice small classes? thats a good joke. theres about 32 kids in many of my classes. this school is a joke it looks terrible, we have no money, the kids are higher then the grades. no pride or motivation whatsoever
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 20, 2006

Newfield High School is a wonderful environment for students -- a place where it is not difficult to feel at home. There are tons of wonderful elective classes available, and not enough periods in the day! The budget doesn't give a lot of room for improvement of the arts departments (the focus is mainly on sports, unfortunately), but department leaders are fantastic at making do with what the school does have. The teachers are excellent, intelligent, and top notch. Not only are they great educators, but great influences as well. They're extremely friendly and open to parent involvement. There could be more parent involvement, and I really wish some parents would take some time to get involved with Newfield. Newfield is a great school and my daughter's experience there was amazing, and something she will never forget.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2006

There are many academic classes to choose from, especially electives and honors classses. The teachers are enthusiastic and very eager to help the kids succeed. They welcome communication from the parents, which is something I did not find at the Middle School. The Music department is in the top 100 in the country and there are also many other extracurricular activities to choose from. I would like to see more parents involved in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2006

Large enough school to emcompass more elective classes, marvelous music department with many extracurricular activities that give students the opportunity to be student-run.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 28, 2006

Middle Country and especially Newfield could use some more community support and a little sense of pride.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 15, 2005

Great school, security high, teacher are one on one with parents. Sports are good and my kids say the teachers are nice. School is very clean just upgraded, and new wings have been added.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2005

A good school, with great teachers. Nice small classes.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
32%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
56%
Earth Science

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

399 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

429 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

20 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

380 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
75%
Global History and Geography

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

435 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
80%
Integrated Algebra

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

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
61%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

74 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%
Living Environment

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

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
78%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

192 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%
U.S. History and Government

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

437 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
83%
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 Students53%
Female46%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander59%
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant53%

Chemistry

All Students55%
Female53%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant55%

Earth Science

All Students83%
Female83%
Male83%
African American79%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities50%
General population88%
English language learners40%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%

English

All Students88%
Female92%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities43%
General population92%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%

Geometry

All Students68%
Female70%
Male65%
African American58%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities35%
General population70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%

Global History and Geography

All Students88%
Female89%
Male86%
African American96%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities59%
General population91%
English language learners80%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%

Integrated Algebra

All Students58%
Female66%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities36%
General population70%
English language learners80%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%

Living Environment

All Students87%
Female84%
Male89%
African American79%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities64%
General population90%
English language learners46%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%

Physics

All Students93%
Female90%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant93%

U.S. History and Government

All Students94%
Female95%
Male95%
African American89%
Asian/Pacific Islander97%
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities76%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
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 75% 48%
Hispanic 1 14% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 6% 9%
Black 2 5% 19%
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 12%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 223%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 6%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 75%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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Selden, NY 11784
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