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Port Richmond High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 2112 students

 

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Posted May 2, 2012

i went to this school and its amazing and my younger brothers go this school and they are doing great the students just have to rise up and really try hard and study


Posted July 30, 2010

this school is great. im going to miss this school wish i could have completed my whole 4 years here .. two was enough tho . these 2 years in port richmond has been the best two years of my life ! im branden morales
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 28, 2009

Great school....Two of my sons attend Port Richmond HS and have done well. Alot of support from Faculty, Staff and Peers. If you fail here its because you wanted to.... Exemplary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Port Richmond HS is a wonderful school with terrific teachers and school staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2008

i go to this school and learned that if you put yourself at a level the teachers are on you will learn to like the school and achieve your goal
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 2, 2007

i am a freshman at this schhol and i love it here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 25, 2007

My daughter, Rebekah a junior has absolutely flourished as a result of being a part of the Academy of Travel and Tourism as well as being chosen to participate in the IPO program. It has been a pleasure to watch her interaction with the teachers and classmates and blossom into such a responsible young lady. My son, Andrew a senior has been granted a four year full tuition scholarship to a college in Albany. What does this say about Port Richmond High School and how they prepare their students for the future. Of course all schools have problems, trials and tribulations, however they are addressed for the most part at Port. Let's give credit where credit is due. It is not very easy being and administrator and/or teacher in the NYC Department of Education beauracracy, but here most rise above it and put the students first.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2007

Port Richmond is a very wonderful school. There might be some student who put the school down because of their behavior, but other then that the school is very wonderful. The teachers are highly devoted. As for my I grew attached to all of my teachers in Port Richmond High school . And The Gateway Program is very good also run by David Solomon
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 7, 2007

My son is a junior here and in one of the Academy programs. He has incredible teachers and will be well prepared for college. There are several activities for the kids and Mr. Gannon is an incredible man. Like every NYC public school, there are 'problem kids' (cut class, disrupt, bully, etc.), however, the teachers, counselors and student comaraderie far outweigh the few young hoodlums who cause problems every place they go.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2007

I am a current student at Port Richmond. I am the Salutatorian and am involved in three varsity sports. Port Richmond is the best high school on the island without a doubt. It is very safe and the teachers are wonderful. It helped me achieve as much as possible and I am planning on attending a very prestigious college.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 8, 2006

My son is getting ready to graduate. He has done great at Port Richmond. He got involved in the school community, and sports, and has an 89 average. His more than ready for college. The administration does a great job. Mr. Gannon has been wonderful. He knows the kids by name, and is really involved with them. I highly recommend this school. It is the next jewel of Staten Island!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2006

The teachers seem to have a lack of interest in engaging the students. They seem to have a hard time controlling the student population.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2006

The new Principal of this school is excellent. You can speak to this man about anything and he takes action. The teachers are supportive with parents and students. They really want to teach. This school has excellent academic programs. I was very impressed walking down the hallways for parent-teacher conferences. The students in this school are very safe because they have an amazing support system. Unfortunately, you will find some students outside, cutting classes and smoking cigarettes and once in a while, a fight, that the administration takes care immediately. This school offers everything a student needs to succeed. Is too bad that some will not take advantage of this great school. Parents need to find out what their children are doing while they work. Mr. Gannon will succeed in changing the reputation of this school. Parents, please take notice!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2006

This is a good school with lots of extracurrcular activites. There are lots of things to be a part of. Academics is good but could improve. Parent involvement is very high and it is a pretty good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2004

My son is a Jr. at Port Richmond and loves his school. He has never had any problem with gang violence and is an 85 average student and an athlete. I believe that kids influence their school experiences. Kids who find trouble usually are looking for it. Be involved, join a club or team or utilize the huge variety of services offered both during the school day, in the evening and on Saturdays. The security staff is generally on top of problems. All schools have problems but Port Richmond's staff seems to a great support system in place. I highly recommend this HS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2004

This School is horrible. There are more than 19 kids in a class, there are more like 40. TJe security cannot control the building. The city truly needs to do something about that terrible school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 9, 2004

My son hates this school. He never has a steady teacher. Usually a substitute. They can't control their classes. Too many gangs. Disruptive classes. He can't learn. He tries to blend in so he doesn't get beat up every day. Maybe it is different for the girls. Yes, there are extra curricular activities but the coaches show favoritism and are indifferent. The list goes on. I write this as a rebuttal to the other review I just read which must have been written by one of the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

This School is really great and my daughter goes to Port so she tells me how much she likes it everyday. There are kids there from every ethnicity, religion, social status, etc.. So if your looking for a school with a lot of variety Port Richmond High School is the place to be. Not only that, it has the most extracurricular activities and sports teams on Staten Island!!! The teachers are very well trained and they know their stuff! It is also safe and has a very good safety and security team. Overall, its a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
38%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
52%
Earth Science

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

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
36%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

663 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
86%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

340 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
45%
Global History and Geography

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

636 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
55%
Integrated Algebra

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

724 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
56%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

29 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%
Living Environment

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

595 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
91%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

112 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%
U.S. History and Government

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

489 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
72%
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 Students29%
Female31%
Male28%
African American18%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities0%
General population31%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant29%

Chemistry

All Students37%
Female33%
Male41%
African American27%
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English37%
Not migrant37%

Earth Science

All Students28%
Female23%
Male31%
African American24%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities13%
General population34%
English language learners4%
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant28%

English

All Students48%
Female51%
Male45%
African American43%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities27%
General population55%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant48%

Geometry

All Students40%
Female46%
Male35%
African American39%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities8%
General population50%
English language learners31%
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant40%

Global History and Geography

All Students47%
Female42%
Male51%
African American37%
Asian/Pacific Islander65%
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities20%
General population56%
English language learners19%
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant47%

Integrated Algebra

All Students48%
Female48%
Male49%
African American38%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities26%
General population58%
English language learners24%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant48%

Living Environment

All Students45%
Female45%
Male44%
African American40%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities20%
General population58%
English language learners12%
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant45%

Physics

All Students38%
Female34%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander48%
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant38%

U.S. History and Government

All Students71%
Female70%
Male72%
African American63%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities36%
General population80%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
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

In 2009-2010, this school was given a grade of "B" for the high school level.

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
Hispanic 2 38% 23%
Black 2 31% 19%
White 1 24% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 7% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 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 16%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 259%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 59%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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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Medical
  • Science
  • Technology

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Performing arts
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

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

Health & athletics

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Medical

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
7.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
6.1
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

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

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This school
7.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
6.8
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.1
 

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
7.4
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.4
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.8
 

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
7.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents32619%
Students151181%
Teachers6658%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. TIMOTHY M. GANNON

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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  • Business
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Medical
  • Performing arts
  • Science
  • Technology
Foreign languages taught
  • Italian
  • 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 - S40, S44, S46, S53, S57, S59, S94. Subways - N/A
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Sofbtall
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Drama
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85 St Josephs Ave
Staten Island, NY 10302
Phone: (718) 420-2100

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