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Gaynor Mccown Expeditionary Learning School

Public | 9-12 | 407 students

 

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Posted October 30, 2011

Been here since the school opened 4 years ago, have seen a lot of transition( 3 principals), not too many AP classes,no much extra curricular activities to do. Glad my daughter came to a small school, however I will not have by other 2 kids attend here. Not a challenging curriculum
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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
4%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
8%
Earth Science

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
30%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
76%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
43%
Global History and Geography

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

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
70%
Integrated Algebra

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

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
51%
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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
72%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
35%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

12 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%
U.S. History and Government

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

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
55%
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 Students17%
Female20%
Male13%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English17%
Non-migrant17%

Chemistry

All Students64%
Female57%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant64%

Earth Science

All Students51%
Female51%
Male50%
African American39%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%

English

All Students75%
Female82%
Male69%
African American75%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities56%
General population82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%

Geometry

All Students75%
Female80%
Male70%
African American83%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%

Global History and Geography

All Students66%
Female69%
Male63%
African American71%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities35%
General population77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%

Integrated Algebra

All Students75%
Female82%
Male66%
African American90%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities48%
General population82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%

Living Environment

All Students84%
Female87%
Male80%
African American89%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracial89%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities62%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students55%
Female54%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
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

This school was not given a Progress Report Grade by the NYC Department of Education for the 2009-2010 school year.

About the tests


Progress Report Grades measure the school's contribution to student learning in three areas: School Environment, Student Performance and Student Progress. Schools can receive additional credit for achieving exemplary performance progress among high-needs students. Progress Report Grades range from A to F.

Source: New York City Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 1 60% 48%
Hispanic 1 18% 23%
Black 2 16% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 6% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 11%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 248%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 11%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 46%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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Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
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The NYC Department of Education asked parents, teachers and students about their school's learning environment. Results provide insight into school climate, such as whether the school is academically rigorous, safe, communicative and collaborative. Learn more

The information captured by the survey is designed to support a dialogue among all members of the school community about how to make the school a better place to learn. An overall category score is calculated for each respondent group (parents, teachers, or students) by averaging the scores of the questions within that survey category.

Category scores for each of the respondent groups are then combined to form overall category scores. Alongside the results for each school are the aggregated results across all NYC public schools, which are provided as a basis for comparisons.

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
7.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.3
 

City average

 
8.0
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

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This school
7.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
7.8
 
Strong parent, teacher and student engagementWhat's this?

This score measures how engaged parents, students and teachers feel they are in an active and vibrant partnership to promote student learning.

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This school
7.3
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.9
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.1
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

This score measures how well parents, students and teachers feel that the school develops rigorous and meaningful academic goals that encourage students to do their best.

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This school
7.9
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents18145%
Students40796%
Teachers2784%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. TRACI FREY

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Humanities
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Busses - S44, S55, S59, S79-SBS, S89. Subways - N/A
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Sofbtall
  • Track
  • Volleyball
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Staten Island, NY 10314
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