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Valley Stream Central High School

Public | 10-12 | 1114 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
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Posted February 5, 2014

The communication with the parent's is excellent and the teacher's and staff really care about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2014

great school wonderful teachers! disciplined approach to education. Students success is vital to the teachers .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2014

Great teachers and staff - a lot of hard work goes into helping struggling students to help them improve !! Thank you !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2008

Excellent teachers, great parent involvement. College-like campus. Impressive domed clock tower, 'real' auditorium.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2008

Valley Stream is a great neighborhood to raise children and Central was a school that enabled me to reach my goals. I am now a grad student at Harvard and I have to say that Central propelled me to reach there. Students there were not afraid to say they studied and everyone worked hard.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 28, 2006

Hi i am a Mom. this school is great. my relationship with this school is as a pArent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2006

As a student at Valley Stream Central High School, I'd have to say it has grown on me. Although there might be various behavioral problems within the school, it is overall an acceptable learning institution. The teachers are nice, understanding and completely willing to help students that need it whether is extrahelp sessions or reviewing hard topics in class. We have many opportunities to increase our grades and work towards our full potentional. There are many after school clubs and sports that there is at least one suitable for each student.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 29, 2005

It is a pretty good school. There on always security guards on duty. The school offers a variety of subject levels and elective classes. Most of the teachers are fun and make the classes as interesing as possible. The school offers a lot of extracurricular activities as well, which are fun and free to anyone to participate in as long as they are eligible.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 24, 2005

My daughter attended this school for three years and has done well. Parent particiapation is not as great as it used to be. The teachers all expect the highest lvel of acheivement from all students and that is what is most important to me as a parnet.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2004

Central High School is lead by Joseph Pompilio. Mr. Pompilio is a phenomenal leader who is often seen talking to and listening to the students on a daily basis. This as clearly noted from first hand observation allows the students a comfort level which is an accomplishment in itself (especially with teenagers). The students respect him and often confide in him. As a direct result of his leadership and with the assistance of some equally fabulous educators/administrator Central High School is a safe learning environment where the students receive constant guidance, support and a high quality education. The students, though they may not readily admit it (just wouldn't be cool) enjoy their years at Central High School. The majority of which go on to pursue a post secondary education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2003

When I first entered Central, I went there kicking and screaming. But, I can honestly say that the people there changed my life. Thank you Weinberg. - Your Favorite Problem Child
—Submitted by a former 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.

335 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
67%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
74%
Earth Science

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

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
68%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

380 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

21 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%
Global History and Geography

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

409 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%
Integrated Algebra

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

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
84%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

19 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Living Environment

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

218 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%
U.S. History and Government

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

398 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%
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 Students66%
Female71%
Male60%
African American57%
Asian/Pacific Islander84%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Not migrant66%

Chemistry

All Students73%
Female71%
Male77%
African American68%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant73%

Earth Science

All Students78%
Female77%
Male78%
African American71%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities67%
General population78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%

English

All Students94%
Female94%
Male93%
African American95%
Asian/Pacific Islander98%
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities73%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%

Geometry

All Students75%
Female72%
Male78%
African American69%
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities43%
General population77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%

Global History and Geography

All Students80%
Female81%
Male80%
African American77%
Asian/Pacific Islander97%
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities42%
General population87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%

Integrated Algebra

All Students70%
Female74%
Male68%
African American76%
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities54%
General population78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%

Living Environment

All Students63%
Female67%
Male60%
African American66%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities50%
General population73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant63%

Physics

All Students83%
Female85%
Male81%
African American75%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant83%

U.S. History and Government

All Students87%
Female88%
Male87%
African American86%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities54%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
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 40% 19%
Hispanic 1 27% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 17% 9%
White 1 16% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 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 1%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 10%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 1%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 50%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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135 Fletcher Ave
Valley Stream, NY 11580
Phone: (516) 561-4410

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