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Susan E Wagner High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 3230 students

 

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Posted March 31, 2014

This school really puts in a lot of effort, and I commend them for that. But they are overwhelmed by overcrowding, gangs, drugs. My child has been attacked inside the building and I am looking for a new school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2013

I absolutely love this school, it is such a nice school. I get to learn so many things while i'm in wagner throughout the entire day. The teachers are great, guidance counselors are amazing and deans are cool, but most important of all the entire staff of the school is very dedicated. If you live in Staten Island this is one of the schools you want to go to. Good Luck in this wonderful school!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 21, 2013

Today is my graduation day from Susan E Wagner, I have been in this school for the past 4 years. I am truly going to miss this school, this school and the people inside made me feel safe and happy and I am so happy and proud to call myself a falcon and a graduate of Susan E Wagner High School.


Posted November 1, 2012

Read between the lines. diverse and multi cultural isn't exactly a good thing. Nit the best choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2011

i'm currently a sophomore at susan wagner and it's an INCREDIBLE school . the principal gets involved with the kids and and the fundraisers for every academy and he walks around the lunchroom sometimes just to talk to students , he's a great man ; the teachers find the perfect balance between being someone a student can joke around and talk to and being an educator ; susan wagner has different academies and classes for almost any occupation you like . there are so many extra curricular activities , there's a club for almost anything you could think of . the school-wide events are numerous , and the staff makes it a place you genuinely want to go to every day .
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 8, 2010

Wonderful school. Great staff. Wonderful teachers.


Posted October 28, 2010

the school is well run, great teachers, sports programs, approachable adminstrative staff, wonderful elightening programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2010

I Love this school because it helped my grandchildren to learn great values and to be good at all they do. The teachers are great and my with their help have furthered there studies
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2010

This school has showed my children diveristy of studies as well as teaching them commaderity amoungst fellow students. This school has the most amazing Football program , It allows a boy to enter and learn determination, drive as well as brotherhood & when he is done learning with this program he leaves a young man ready to face the world. I can just tell you as a parnet who graduated from this school as well as having a daughter graduate from this school as well as my son a sohmore in this school, I have been pleased of the educaton and love that we all recieved from this great school...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2010

My daughter is a freshman so we are still learning about Susan E. Wagner. But, my daughter loves it, so I love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2009

the teachers are great, the programs are great, the students are great and we are just excellent.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 29, 2009

the students get really involved and are always looking for ways to help raise money for the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2009

i graduated from wagner and i loved it all the friends and memories made will stay with me forever , i wish i can go back and live those four years all over again
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 25, 2009

I graduated from Wagner and I've been a teacher there since 1985...how could I not brag about this place!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

Susan E. Wagner is extremely diverse with great teachers who really dedicate themselves to teaching their students. It has a wide variety of programs, clubs and other activites that make it a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2009

Wagner is an awesome school. Especially the theatre, art and music departments...most importantly the theatre...we put on productions that are claimed to be broadway level by the newspaper and by city officials.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 2, 2009

yes i was a student there 3 year ago and did change me in ways i did not even know i'm a better person now and yes it is a great school the teacher are good so yes parents if you ask me this is the right school for your kids.


Posted September 22, 2009

It has a great music program and great teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

I love how diverse this school is and how many opportunities come from going to this school
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2009

Our school has a wide variety of programs so kids my age and older don't just be serious and have education, but we all have fun in the process. If this happens in other schools than we can make school fun so we can have a easier way of learing things faster as well. We have many clubs and activities anybody can join without any force from anyone. All schoold should have someting like that to have activities that are part of the school but aren't manditory. I am a freshmen and the day i stepped into this school, I knew that i would love it here. When the first day was over I just wanted to stay in school the rest of the day. The teachers that we have are not only educate us but also teach us how we can do somethign when we put our mind to it. If you are an 8th grader that migth be looking for a good High School to go to, i would definitly recommend Susan E Wagner High---home of the Falcons!!! =) this school
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

430 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
53%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

319 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
69%
Earth Science

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

375 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
58%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

809 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

36 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

751 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
73%
Global History and Geography

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

860 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%
Integrated Algebra

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

993 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
62%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Living Environment

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

1008 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
77%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
70%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

225 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%
U.S. History and Government

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

761 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%
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 Students56%
Female56%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander60%
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant56%

Chemistry

All Students69%
Female71%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander78%
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant69%

Earth Science

All Students46%
Female43%
Male48%
African American37%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities18%
General population49%
English language learners12%
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant46%

English

All Students83%
Female88%
Male79%
African American77%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities45%
General population91%
English language learners9%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%

Geometry

All Students65%
Female65%
Male63%
African American51%
Asian/Pacific Islander87%
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities14%
General population70%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%

Global History and Geography

All Students70%
Female76%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities27%
General population81%
English language learners19%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%

Integrated Algebra

All Students64%
Female69%
Male60%
African American50%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities27%
General population75%
English language learners32%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%

Living Environment

All Students73%
Female79%
Male67%
African American58%
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities30%
General population85%
English language learners23%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%

Physics

All Students77%
Female76%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander85%
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant77%

U.S. History and Government

All Students83%
Female85%
Male82%
African American84%
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities39%
General population91%
English language learners26%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
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 "A" 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
White 1 49% 48%
Hispanic 1 24% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 14% 9%
Black 2 11% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 14%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 151%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 4%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 64%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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Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • 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 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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Based on 4266 responses

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This school
7.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
6.9
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

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

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This school
7.9
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

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

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

Parents

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.2
 

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
8.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents133445%
Students276184%
Teachers17197%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:16 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • MR. GARY M. GIORDANO

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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  • Arts (all)
  • Arts all
  • Business
  • Humanities
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Social justice
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • 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 - S54, S57, S61. Subways - N/A
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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