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Corcoran High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1294 students

 
 

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4 stars

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6 reviews of this school


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Posted September 19, 2012

i went here as well as my father, mother, sister, uncles and aunts...think its great school! And now my daughter attends. A great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

Because the kids are great and nobody sees that till you experience it yourself
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 18, 2006

I think that Corcoran is providing wonderful academic programs for students. The IB program is a high quality program that is prepairing students for college. The school also has lots of extracurricular activities for students to be involved in as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2005

Corcoran High School has established the first International Baccalaureate Diploma Program in Central New York. My son, a junior, has benefitted tremendously from this rigorous college prep program. The school has also adopted various smaller learning communities around an academy theme. The academies are; Visual and Performing Arts, Environmental Studies, Health, Human Performance and Sports, and International Studies. All freshmen are enrolled in the Academy of Freshmen Studies, which aims to prepare students for the other academies. State test scores appear to be rising and the achievement gap is narrowing. Graduation rate has improved in the last four years.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted December 7, 2004

We have a great group of parents totally involved in Corcoran and alot of wonderful, intelligent kids. The principal is interested in the students and works well with the parents. It's a great place for an education. We have students that go on to Top Notch colleges: Cornell, USAFA, RIT, Clarkson... to name a few. My son is a junior and loves all his teachers. Corcoran's on a piece of property that will become a nature preserve in the near future with trails and streams. One downside is the library needs some attention. But plans are in the works to add to it and meanwhile, Corcoran has joined with the library in a local college. You need to see us to believe us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2004

I am going to be in the 11th grade next school year(04-05) and this is what i have to say about the school. This school has really improved since the 02-03 school year. The police were constantly at the school. This year 03-04 the school has really mellowed out and they offer the IB program for gifted kids. I hope next year the school doesn't get rowdy again
—Submitted by a student


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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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
13%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
42%
Earth Science

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

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
41%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
50%
Global History and Geography

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

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
39%
Integrated Algebra

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

403 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
45%
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.

338 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
63%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
39%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

159 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%
U.S. History and Government

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

381 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
71%

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 Students22%
Female19%
Male24%
African American16%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population22%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant22%

Chemistry

All Students52%
Female45%
Male64%
African American36%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Non-migrant52%

Earth Science

All Students77%
Female72%
Male82%
African American75%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities83%
General population76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%

English

All Students65%
Female67%
Male64%
African American61%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracial84%
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities55%
General population68%
English language learners53%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students57%
Female64%
Male49%
African American53%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities38%
General population59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%

Global History and Geography

All Students44%
Female40%
Male47%
African American41%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities32%
General population46%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Integrated Algebra

All Students61%
Female63%
Male58%
African American57%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities61%
General population61%
English language learners48%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%

Living Environment

All Students65%
Female62%
Male69%
African American61%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities62%
General population65%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%

Physics

All Students42%
Female25%
Male60%
African American21%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population42%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English42%
Non-migrant42%

U.S. History and Government

All Students67%
Female70%
Male65%
African American61%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracial95%
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities51%
General population70%
English language learners29%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 2 70% 19%
White 2 17% 48%
Hispanic 1 8% 23%
Two or more races 1 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 1% 9%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 23%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 270%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 6%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 17%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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