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Lakeland High School

Public | PK-12 | 1092 students

 
 

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4 stars


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Posted February 24, 2010

My child graduated in June 2009.While the Principal Mrs. Champ and Asst Principal Mrs. Yurish were exceptional as well as the staff I dealt with there are some issues within the student body that must be dealt with and I believe they were being properly addressed. I see someone mentioned the school being strict as a parent I'm glad to see a student write that. Camera's are a must. There was an issue with my child (nothing big) and I was glad they were able to go back to the camera's. Our children must be safe everywhere and nowadays you cannot be TOO careful. For the children who feel it is a prison then they must be worried about hiding something, this is for your safety. If something were to happen to a child the first thing to
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2010

My child graduated 6/09. Principal Champ & Asst Principal Yurish were exceptional as well as most of the staff, there are issues within the student body that must be dealt with & I believe they were.Camera's are a must.My child had a small issue and I was glad they could go back to the camera's.This is not a prison this is for your safety. Look at what has been going on at other schools & colleges around the country.Glad to see the school keeping up with the times & for protecting our children when we are not around. Kudos' to Mrs. Champ and the rest of her staff for realizing these are teens and they need guidance & discipline today more than ever.They are really giving these children a chance. My child did get a great education & the staff was compassionate with open lines of communication at all times.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2009

Lakeland is an amazing school that provides a great education to its students. While Mrs. Champ has set up stricter guidelines during her first few years, I feel thats she's softened up now. Even with her rules the teachers and monitors don't really follow them so it's fine. You can't forget the fact that we won two state Champions in 2007, so our sport teams are pretty strong. Our music program is excellent. Our Jazz Band won first place in the sleepy hallow jazz festival. The symphonic Orchestra won two trophies at the Hershey Park music festival last year. Academics are a plus as LHS, offering dozens of AP classes taught by amazing teachers that actually want to teach. LHS owns...
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 17, 2008

I have a graduate currently in college and child who is a senior and have been quite happy with the school. I had issues with the freshman sports program because it focused more on winning than engaging and motivating and instructing the players so they could be ready for JV and varsity sports. Other than that I need to differ with a staff member who complained about the music program. My child was in the band and symphony orchestra at various levels throughout her time at Lakeland as well as the innovative drumming class and she enjoyed it and progress wonderfully. I went to all of the concerts and was thrilled at how they sounded. They took them on a trip each year where they competed and met professionals who played their instruments. I think the program is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2008

Here is the thing: The only saving grace is Lakeland's teachers. THey are compassionate and caring and bring a relaxed atmosphere to an uptight school. They seem to hate the administration more than the students do and are not afraid to show it. They love what they do and have a great mix of quirkiness to them. So why not a 5/5? The answer is the horrendous administration. While under Richard Herlihy, the school was thriving with school spirit and joy. Under Cheryl Champ, the school has turned into a prison. Recently, the school added security cameras (to Shrub Oak? Come on!) and a new attendance policy that is 'live'. Also, the new pass system is so annoying to the point where, only after four days of school, I can't wait to leave. Champ has ruined the school. Go to Panas instead
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 26, 2005

Many reviews of Lakeland High School declare that the teachers aren't willing to teach to anyone but the brightest. I would definitely say that this is false. Most of the teachers go by the, 'I won't make you learn, but you need to let me teach' policy. They aren't going to waste time catering to students that just don't care. That is really the problem with the school; most students don't understand the impact that doing well in high school will have later on in life. Beyond the academics, LHS does slip a little bit. Most of the sports teams aren't that great, but they're always willing to let people give it a try. The music program is subpar, mainly because of the director, but worth a shot nonetheless. The arts are supreme in both traditional and digital styles. Lakeland itself excels in technology with 5 computer labs, which is very impressive.
—Submitted by a staff


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
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The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

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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. 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 30% in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2011.

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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. 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 30% in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

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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. 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 30% in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 31% in 2013.

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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. 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.

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The state average for Math was 28% in 2013.

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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. 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 34% in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2011.

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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. 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 64% in 2012.

186 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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83%

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76%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 78% in 2012.

200 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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76%

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79%
Earth Science

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

11 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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73%

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86%
English

The state average for English was 82% in 2012.

247 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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98%

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French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2012.

223 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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93%

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91%
Global History and Geography

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

302 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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90%

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86%
Integrated Algebra

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

182 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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96%

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93%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

53 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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100%
Living Environment

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

421 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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98%

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99%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 79% in 2012.

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81%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

143 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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98%
U.S. History and Government

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

252 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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98%

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99%
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 Students83%
Students with disabilities100%
General population83%

Chemistry

All Students76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Earth Science

All Students73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population73%

English

All Students98%
Students with disabilities86%
General population99%

Geometry

All Students93%
Students with disabilities100%
General population94%

Global History and Geography

All Students90%
Students with disabilities57%
General population95%

Integrated Algebra

All Students96%
Students with disabilities83%
General population100%

Living Environment

All Students98%
Students with disabilities98%
General population98%

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students98%
Students with disabilities97%
General population99%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 80% 48%
Hispanic 12% 23%
Asian 4% 9%
Black 4% 19%
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 9%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 56%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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1349 E Main St
Shrub Oak, NY 10588
Phone: (914) 528-0600

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