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Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School

Charter | K-12 | 580 students

SASCS is best known for its one-on-one student attention.

 

Living in Syracuse

Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $66,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $760.

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5 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted March 31, 2014

I have seen several reviews on this site claiming that SASCS is a great school if you have the perfect child and that individuals had a horrible experience, yet chose to stay with the school for 5 years. I would like to share my experience with the school. My name is Dalton, and I am an alumni of SASCS l. When I came to SAS I was far from the perfect child ; 220 lbs, bullied, beaten, teased heavily medicated for ADHD and overall at the end of my will to live. I had no career prospects and did not plan to go to college as my financial situation was bleak. I have spoken with senators and congressmen, interned at a college before I was old enough to attend one. I can say that I have represented the United States in a global environmental summit in Istanbul, Turkey . I must note that while participated in these life changing events I maintained a lean 2.98 GPA. Most definitely NOT a Perfect child That was four years ago. I am now 150 lbs, enrolled in college and am a proud member of the United States Army on track to become an Officer, and I entirely owe it to this school. My school. Still not convinced? Stop by the school, ask for a tour, and see this for yourself.


Posted August 5, 2013

If your child is the perfect child then this school is ok for them, the school targets any problem child even if its immaturity due to the childs age etc. The school wants nothing to do with any child who needs alittle extra motivation or extra attention. They wanna be know as the top notch school for the good things and refuse to help with the bad things. The principal is so worried about the new school in utica hes slacked on the parents/students that he has in the syr school. His compassion has diminished. They pick and choose what new kids they accept and dont be fooled by the supposed lottery system that the state made them instill. The lottery is rigged up to first move the siblings up in the drawing and then move the new enrollees with high grades and good performance up as well. if you have the average student who maybe passed with C's, maybe missed a few days and/ or got a referral for whatever reason forget it the school will make sure your childs name doesnt get picked in the lottery acceptance drawing, but they will wait list your child at number 100 so that he/shes gauranteed not to get it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

in a very short term, my school is "WONDERFUL". I like my school no matter what others says about it.


Posted July 9, 2013

A person said it was a bad school this means its yours or your childs fault your bot ignorant take him out of the school let him drop out sas gives a great education


Posted April 25, 2013

it is a great school I have ever experienced . If u and your child r lucky enough, u will beaccepted by the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2012

My daughter is an average student who didn't really try hard in school. But she attended the SAT review on Saturdays at SAS and with the school's encouragement, took the test 3 times until she earned good scores. Now we have scholarship offerings from colleges totaling over $60,000. Thank you SAS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2012

I have been involved with this school for 5 years and I am very unsatisfied with the education my children received here. Many of the teachers are foreign and have language difficulties and are teaching in areas they are not certified in, hence, the children suffer from a lack of understanding as the material is not properly taught. The staff does not like parents to be involved, beyond an initial meeting, and single Mothers are not respected or the needs of their children taken as highly as those whose fathers enter the building(on occasion). The building is old and not adequately vented and there is no air conditioning, except in all the staff areas? There are women put in charge of "discipline" that are highly inadequate in this position, as they lack a fundamental respect for students and parents. If any parent (mother especially) questions the conduct of the staff, they and their children will be "targeted" for more problems on a recurring basis. I do so regret sending my children to SAS as a public school could have offered them so much more. I have little good to speak about SAS, yet, most people only know the "hype" they are fed. Please be aware parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2011

To make the story short, it is a wonderful school. Always update, dedication,parent involvement, and success.Congratulations for the participation of world's largest science olympiad -INTEL-for Syracuse.Congratulations for the participation of world's largest science olympiad -INTEL-for Syracuse


Posted February 6, 2011

excellant teachers, strong principal with school leadership and challenging academic programs! This school has it all! I took my child out of frazer(city school) to go there. Best thing I ever did! He loves it because he says kids are there to learn! He's on high honor role and is definately college bound!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2010

detecters and this put little lockers for phones and other electronics so your child one be using them in class by the way in each class theres a phone and parents can call the classes. the teachers call home if your child is absent. parents can look up there childrens grades and attendance in the school website
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2008

this school isnt what its cracked up to be. students are allowed to swear as well as a few teachers swear back. the students are allowed to basicly come and go with little to no questioning. they rarely check id.its really difficult to get ahold of any one most of the time. the website isnt updated.there is a shortage of staff it seems. not enough security. the school needs to have cameras not sure if they even do. when addressing a problem they either dont get back to you at all or take a long time, forget being able to talk to a principle, the school picks and chooses who to target it seems about dress code, its not enforced to well. i am dissappointed as of this far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2007

WOW! All I have to say is the community supports SASCS and so do I. We need more school's like SAS. Not only is it FREE to attend, but it operated like an expensive, private institution. Uniforms are attractive, yet professional and the staff is highly qualified. 100% of the teachers have NY State certification and SAS is accountable to its community and NYS Education Department. Their scores rose again in 2007 and I am so pleased with their continuous results. Thank you SASCS for all your hard work, dedication, and individual attention! If other school's could mirror your curriculum, the whole educational system in America would be a better place to learn!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2006

Dedicated and qualified educators providing college preparation and guidance through individual attention in small class sizes... Boasting numerous awards and above average test scores after only establishing itself in 2003, SAS surrounds its students within a massive institution. Offering FIVE research laboratories and state-of-the-art technology in every classroom: (E.g. wireless internet, secure access for parents to SAS web database, interactive whiteboards, laptops, desktops with flat screens, etc.) Focusing on math and science with general, AP, language, and fine art courses included. Providing excellence in education, TUITION FREE, to New York State residents, Grades 7-12. I have worked at the Tuition-Free College Prep. Syracuse Academy of Science Jr/Sr High Charter School since the beginning, and I have nothing but wonderful things to report. Students compete with themselves, other teammates, and other schools. We reward success and require strict discipline and uniforms. SAS provides the keys to success...student's MUST unlock the door!
—Submitted by an administrator


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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.
English Language Arts

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

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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 30% in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

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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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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 31% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
n/a
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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 30% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
49%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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 31% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
65%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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 33% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
73%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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

All Students52%
Female59%
Male43%
African American50%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Non-migrant52%

Math

All Students48%
Female51%
Male42%
African American47%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Non-migrant48%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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.

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

English Language Arts

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
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
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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
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Science

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
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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.

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

English Language Arts

All Students52%
Female54%
Male50%
African American60%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%

Math

All Students30%
Female36%
Male25%
African American10%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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.

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

English Language Arts

All Students29%
Female26%
Male32%
African American19%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%

Math

All Students40%
Female45%
Male36%
African American36%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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.

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

English Language Arts

All Students38%
Female43%
Male31%
African American28%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population39%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%

Math

All Students25%
Female23%
Male27%
African American12%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population25%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant25%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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.

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

English Language Arts

All Students33%
Female30%
Male35%
African American27%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant33%

Math

All Students29%
Female26%
Male32%
African American24%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White20%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%

Science

All Students57%
Female48%
Male66%
African American50%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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.

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

Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
28%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
82%
Earth Science

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
63%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
54%
Global History and Geography

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

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
54%
Integrated Algebra

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

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
54%
Living Environment

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

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

20 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%
U.S. History and Government

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

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
70%
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 Students31%
Female28%
Male36%
African American35%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population31%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant31%

Chemistry

All Students54%
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 population54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant54%

Earth Science

All Students51%
Female42%
Male65%
African American38%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%

English

All Students83%
Female75%
Male94%
African American89%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population83%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%

Geometry

All Students79%
Female74%
Male86%
African American76%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%

Global History and Geography

All Students76%
Female80%
Male71%
African American73%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%

Integrated Algebra

All Students77%
Female80%
Male72%
African American75%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%

Living Environment

All Students69%
Female71%
Male66%
African American69%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%

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 Students66%
Female59%
Male77%
African American58%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population71%
English language learners60%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 1 54% 19%
White 2 22% 48%
Hispanic 1 17% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 4% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 3% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 55%N/A49%
Male 45%N/A51%
Limited English proficient 6%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Syracuse City
Solvay
North Syracuse
Colleges most students attend after graduation Syracuse University
SUNY Oswego
RIT
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 41%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 8%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Tutor(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Speech and language therapist(s)
Special education coordinator
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Music teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Computer specialist(s)
College counselor(s)
Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Tagalog
Spanish
German
Russian
French
Arabic languages
American sign language
Turkish
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Mathcounts Central Neww York 1st place (2010)
  • Mathcounts Central Neww York 2nd place (2011)
  • NYS Science Fair Competition 4th place (2010)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Recycling club
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Clubs
  • Anime club
  • Art club
  • Drama club
  • Drill team
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Dependant On Demand
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Amharic
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Hmong
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Arabic languages
  • French
  • German
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Turkish
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: Bosnian, Spanish, Tagalog

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 9:00 am
School end time
  • 4:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • Dr. Tolga Hayali
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (315) 428-9019

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Honors track
  • Independent Study
  • Internships
  • Project-based
  • STEM
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Global
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Foreign languages taught
  • Dependant On Demand
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Amharic
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Hmong
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Arabic languages
  • French
  • German
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Turkish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Anime club
  • Art club
  • Book/reading club
  • Boy scouts
  • Community service
  • Cub scouts
  • Drama club
  • Drill team
  • Foreign language club: Bosnian, Spanish, Tagalog
  • Game club
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
  • Math club
  • National Honor Society
  • Recycling club
  • Robotics club
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • SASCS was the first Syracuse area school to attend the INTEL International Competition. We offer college courses from SUNY ESF with SUNY ESF at a High School level. SASCS also offers International field trips to France, Germany, Netherlands, Turkey, Italy, Greece, Belgium, and Japan. Along with national field trips to New York City, Grand Canyon, Florida, Philadelphia, Niagara Falls, Washington D.C., Buffalo, and Boston. SASCS also has won the coveted Bronze medal in ISWEEP competition.
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


2 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
200
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
1300
Students typically come from these schools
Syracuse City
Solvay
North Syracuse

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Onondaga Community College
Buffalo State
Utica College
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
Summer college prep programs
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
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1001 Park Ave
Syracuse, NY 13204
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Phone: (315) 428-8997

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