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George F Baker High School

Public | 9-12 | 375 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted March 27, 2013

I'm a freshman and was nervous coming to high school. I was pleasantly surprised how friendly and close everyone was. The teachers are excellent, and genuinely care about helping students. Something different about this school is that students don't talk badly about teachers behind their back. Some classes are difficult, but the teachers and other students are always there for help. My grades have improved since I came here, classes I've been failing before, I have a full understanding of now, and I have great grades in all of my classes. The principal and assistant principal are reasonable guys, who understand the students yet keep order and enforce the rules. I would definitely recommend this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 15, 2012

Way to small adminstartion needs an overhaul Not enough sports clubs or activities staff not motivated
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 10, 2009

This school offers the most challenging curriculums. my senior is engaged in a college level engineering program; along with regular offsite college courses in social studies and english. small school also offers closeness. teachers are first rate and care about absolutely all the students. this school is awesome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2009

Excellent, the best school in the United States, I am sure of it! EVERYONE there is like family, I miss the school dearly and highly reccomend it to ANYONE, everyone shares an upbeat and fun spirit while still preserving that old fasioned sense of closeness, community and friendship! A beautiful school filled with inspirational teachers, counselors, librarians, even great cafeteria staff! Everyone is friendly, close, and there for you. Mr. Petrilak is a superb prinicipal who gets very attached to the students, he sees them as children of his own in a way, and truly cares and is concerned about there happiness. He wants to see his school smile. Dr. Tripkan is another great woman full of charge but also a charming comical sense that balances the schools sense of getting things done while having fun : ) I am a 2007 grad. of GFB, a place to grow
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 29, 2009

Small but better for it. Every student gets the attention they need.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 12, 2008

Too small, but everyone knows everyone and teachers will help you one on one. Not enough sports, not that many choices. But the choices we do have, we excel at them greatly.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 26, 2008

As parents of a freshman from Greenwood Lake NY we have to say that after visiting the school, and agreeing to send our only begotten son...we were pleased. But recently we attended 'meet the teacher night,' and we were very impressed. The teachers are enthusiastic, and organized, and all around informative. It had a college setting and feel, and we were pleased to hear wonderful things from each teacher about our son. We pray Greenwood Lake NEVER gets their own H.S because they will never be able to offer such a Professional, fair, and all around fantastic experience to our children.G.F. Baker H.S was CLEARLY a place of 'intelligence' that Greenwood Lake could NEVER in a MILLION years at this rate TOUCH! Eeinna Akers
—Submitted by a parent


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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 64% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
49%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 78% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
69%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 73% in 2012.

96 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
78%
English

The state average for English was 82% in 2012.

101 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

8 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2012.

101 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
80%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2012.

116 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
69%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 72% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
81%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 78% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 79% in 2012.

16 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
48%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

59 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 79% in 2012.

103 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 Students44%
Students with disabilities33%
General population44%

Chemistry

All Students72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Earth Science

All Students84%
Students with disabilities56%
General population91%

English

All Students95%
Students with disabilities77%
General population99%

Geometry

All Students74%
Students with disabilities25%
General population80%

Global History and Geography

All Students78%
Students with disabilities50%
General population88%

Integrated Algebra

All Students77%
Students with disabilities50%
General population84%

Living Environment

All Students89%
Students with disabilities86%
General population90%

Physics

All Students69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population69%

U.S. History and Government

All Students87%
Students with disabilities67%
General population94%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 48%
Hispanic 14% 23%
Black 3% 19%
Asian 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 0%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14%N/A43%
Source: 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 42%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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