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Southold Junior/Senior High School

Public | 7-12 | 442 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted July 19, 2011

The most recent post is so very sad, and unfortunately their experience is not at all uncommon. I know of many (I can think of at least 12) other former students who had the same experience. That is they got into college only to discover that they didn't have adequate skills to be successful and then either flunked out or got put on probation. Southold makes their students look good on paper - like putting the 'Interact club ' on their resumes and it's pretty much an inactive group - maybe they do one fundraiser the whole year! The kids who are able to cut it are naturally gifted or have parents who get them tutors. This years graduating class? No Ivy's - mostly middle of the road state schools. Too bad - such a small school should and could be a great one -what a shame it falls so short of the mark
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2011

I "graduated" from Southold. Believe me they just push students through. You need not know anything. Of course I planned on attending college and did for one semester and was not prepared for college. It was not because I did not try. I did. I tried while I was in High School at Southold. I tried my first semester at college. I never was taught how to write well. I was a B student in High School, but it did not do much for me in college. Southold HIgh School was ok to attend to pass the time, but the education you get is marginal. I am working now but do not know if I will ever return to college. If I had a choice of high schools I would not have chosen Southold.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 28, 2008

O stars - small school being run by small minded people who act like gods virtually udisputed by anyone
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2008

im a current student at southold and its great compared to most schools and greenport especially. we have great sport and music programs as well as NJROTC. the teachers are great although some are extreamly lazy and dont care. we also waste to much money on home and career skills and other useless classes. these parents however really have no idea what their talking about. im an average student not speacil ed or part of a 'select group' and its a great place to go.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 27, 2008

A typical NY Public School, educates to the masses. The only problem is there is no mass here, less than 300 students in the high school and the education is less than mediocre. There a handful of caring teachers but the cirriculum is too limited and drab.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2006

awesome music program as well as athletics
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 29, 2004

I am a senior at SHS. In contrast to the first comment, I would like to commend our dedicated and inspiring faculty members, who do in fact encourage a creative and educational atmosphere and who can be found going above and beyond what is asked of them in every spectrum of school life. I definitely appreciate our small classes and the fact that each one of my teachers will donate their spare time and attention to students if those students desire help, whether it's after school or during teachers' personal lunch periods. Our small size does prevent us from having all of the course selections of a larger school, but students can pursue a range of interests in a variety of technology, writing, fine art/graphic art, science, math and other courses. It's a very personal environment, and any student who wants to do well surely will with the invaluable resources offered.
—Submitted by a 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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 28% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
64%
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 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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2011.

62 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
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 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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
68%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 78% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
80%
Earth Science

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

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%
English

The state average for English was 82% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
99%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

12 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%
Global History and Geography

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

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%
Integrated Algebra

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

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 79% in 2012.

24 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
87%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

37 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%
U.S. History and Government

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

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
97%
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 Students55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Chemistry

All Students69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Earth Science

All Students89%
Students with disabilities44%
General population96%

English

All Students90%
Students with disabilities73%
General population95%

Geometry

All Students83%
Students with disabilities25%
General population89%

Global History and Geography

All Students87%
Students with disabilities43%
General population97%

Integrated Algebra

All Students86%
Students with disabilities27%
General population95%

Living Environment

All Students95%
Students with disabilities78%
General population97%

Physics

All Students58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population58%

U.S. History and Government

All Students92%
Students with disabilities90%
General population92%
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 89% 48%
Hispanic 8% 23%
Asian 1% 9%
Black 1% 19%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 2%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

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

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 78%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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420 Oaklawn Ave
Southold, NY 11971
Phone: (631) 765-5081

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