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Thomas R Proctor High School

Public | 9-12 | 2674 students

 

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Posted November 3, 2009

Teachers are fantastic, and this school offers so much. Many teachers are former college professors. Great school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

My school is the best because it offers my children an abundance of avenues in which to excel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2008

attending this school was the best 4 years of my life . not cuz i was popular but we didnt judge one from another every one sits here n talks like we have but to be honest everyone knows your not gonna be noticed if your a quiet person . everyone makes a big deal about the drama n fights but were ever you go you get it . An for sports if your really dedicated an want to maybe procced in college with the same sports this is a great start a class aa school ... DONT HATE ON THE SCHOOL
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 20, 2008

Proctor is a brilliant school, with many opportunities, and amazing programs. I love attending because I am seen as an individual and not a number, even though the school is rather large with a population of over 2,000 students. My teachers care, and I already have many that are willing to write me letters of rec. for college applications. (I'm only in 9th grade) It has a brilliant diverse populus and allows me to learn about many cultures. it's science program made me want to study Forensics and attend Boston U.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 6, 2008

This is an excellent school that deserves more recognition and the only problems with this school is that it used to have 6 or 7 differant principals so their was no central authority but they seem to have fixed that problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2007

In my opinion, Proctor seems to have a lot of problems. The class sizes are too big, the majority of the kids are disrespectful, the security staff do not seem to have a good handle on situations half the time, and it takes forever to get through one lesson because of all the terrible language. During my years at proctor I've learned to just go with the flow and ignore the bad, but it gets out of hand sometimes...
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 31, 2007

The school is too large and students can easily get lost in the shuffle. The AP courses are outstanding but the regular classes are overcrowded and significant numbers of students do not want to be in school. The faculty is competent and the vast majority are dedicated. The school is very diverse and there are racial/ethnic problems associated with this. With the exception of sports the extracurricular programs are underfunded. The administration seems to be constantly changing direction to address the problems in the school and there seems to be a lack of long term planning. The board of education significantly interferes in the day to day operation of the school and seems to appoint weak administrators who they can push around. The school is adrift. Parental involvement is limited and seems to be discouraged.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2007

This school is a very nice school with great academic opportunities. Great range of sports,and after-school activities. The atmosphere and the trust is great too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2007

The school is way to small for the amount of students it has so a lot of students get left behind.Class sizes are to large so students who need a little more are out of luck
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2006

If the kids can make it thru the daily distraction of dis-respect from other students, they will do fine. Good sports program. I feel there is a serious security problem at the school. I do not feel comfortable with my kid in this 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 64% in 2012.

177 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
57%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 78% in 2012.

180 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
67%
Earth Science

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

310 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%
English

The state average for English was 82% in 2012.

678 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

35 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2012.

252 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%
Global History and Geography

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

883 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
60%
Integrated Algebra

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

778 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
58%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

63 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%
Living Environment

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

657 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
69%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 79% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
75%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

180 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%
U.S. History and Government

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

686 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
67%
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 Students58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Chemistry

All Students76%
Students with disabilities83%
General population76%

Earth Science

All Students89%
Students with disabilities66%
General population90%

English

All Students77%
Students with disabilities57%
General population81%

Geometry

All Students81%
Students with disabilities71%
General population81%

Global History and Geography

All Students49%
Students with disabilities22%
General population54%

Integrated Algebra

All Students56%
Students with disabilities29%
General population62%

Living Environment

All Students59%
Students with disabilities42%
General population62%

Physics

All Students58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students69%
Students with disabilities47%
General population73%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 44% 48%
Black 26% 19%
Asian 16% 9%
Hispanic 15% 23%
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 16%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

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

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 45%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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  • MR. STEVEN FALCHI

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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