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Warwick Valley High School

Public | 9-12 | 1469 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2014:
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Posted September 20, 2014

Academically, the numbers speak for themselves. Upon entry to the school it promotes anti bullying yet very little is done to prevent this. Cliques are big in this school and can be quite distasteful towards students who might be different. I wonder how the Warwick valley bullies feel at graduation when they end up at the unprestigious colleges. He/ she who laughs last laughed the hardest... good luck bullies
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2014

I hate this school. It's a jail and it sucks. Teachers pick favorites and students are annoying and form cliques. I hate it and I count down the days until I graduate in 2016.


Posted January 24, 2014

PART THREE: And academically, Warwick has amazing standards. AP classes, Honors classes, language classes, normal classes....no matter what you are in, I found that, although not all teachers are perfect (no matter what school you attend), the teachers at WVHS are very helpful and good teachers. The standards of excellence Warwick has, I have never seen at another school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 6, 2011

Our child had a terrific experience academically. We had concerns about transferring a child to a school that was 10 times larger but the classes for higher achieving students created an atmosphere where is was okay to work hard and produce good work. The teachers appear to be dedicated and hard working. Many give up their personal time to help their students. The new Principal came up through the ranks and is part of the community. He has a good rapport with the students and appears to be genuine. No school is perfect. There are issues with drugs and alcohol as any school of this size would have but the school and local police seem to work well together. The technology in the school is poorly maintained and the staff untrained in its use. These are distractions that can be overcome and do not prevent learning for those who want to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2010

Our fourth child is now attending WVHS with our oldest graduating 13 years ago. In those 13+ years our high school experience has been quite satisfactory. With a new principal in place who actually knows and lives in the community and seems to really care that the students come first, we have very high expectations...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2010

School is Fair at best. Give it a 5 out of 10. Very uhappy with Administration - unfair and difficult to deal with. Extremely HIGH taxes and the senior class trip goes to a local amusement park in NJ in which most kids have already visited.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Great teachers, great new principal, high rate of kids going to college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2008

Warwick Valley High School appears an outstanding place for education, and can be, but it isn't as pretty as it looks. The school is constantly using unexperienced teachers who last only a couple of years and really hurt the students that they teach, as I've experienced quite often. The teachers that stay are for the most part very good. The administration is difficult, to put it simply. The Asst Principals and the Principal are often very unfair and don't look at things from both sides. The student body is a typical one for that of a public high school, but is often made worse by the administration. The town is rapidly growing, which is nice.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 16, 2007

Sure this school is clean and looks nice and has prison-like security, but is that what actually matters? As part of the top 5% of my graduating class I'd say this place is a joke. I was rarely ever actually challenged and spent much of my time sleeping in class or in my car, while still maintaining high honors with 4's and 5's on multiple AP courses. It certainly did not prepare me for what college would be like, and critical thinking and class participation was rarely encouraged. Take a look at one of the other alumni's reviews, they seem barely able to comprehend simple English. While this town is not a bad place to grow up, and is getting crowded enough for the yuppies to be comfortable, I recommend finding somewhere that still hasn't been corrupted by cloning house syndrome.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 17, 2007

This school is amazing. It is clean, has a friendly, welcoming staff, outstanding test scores and wonderful students. Everything about this school is outstanding.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 29, 2006

Warwick Valley High is a wonderful school. Kids receive a great education from teachers who care about them. Guidance counselors are excellent resources for seniors who are searching for colleges and making plans for the future. I am a graduate of WVHS and was fully prepared for my college education (BU '06).
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 27, 2006

Absolutely awful. The principal is rude, and the security is a joke.
—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 66% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
75%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%
Earth Science

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

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

450 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

300 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
87%
Global History and Geography

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

414 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%
Integrated Algebra

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

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%
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.

329 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
98%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
90%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

178 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%
U.S. History and Government

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

393 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%
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 Students79%
Female83%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant79%

Chemistry

All Students86%
Female85%
Male86%
African American100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant86%

Earth Science

All Students82%
Female74%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%

English

All Students94%
Female97%
Male93%
African American84%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities59%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%

Geometry

All Students91%
Female88%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%

Global History and Geography

All Students90%
Female92%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities51%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%

Integrated Algebra

All Students81%
Female87%
Male76%
African American74%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities34%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a

Living Environment

All Students94%
Female93%
Male95%
African American86%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities71%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a

Physics

All Students75%
Female87%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant75%

U.S. History and Government

All Students94%
Female95%
Male94%
African American90%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities68%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
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
White 1 85% 48%
Hispanic 2 8% 23%
Black 2 5% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 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 20%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 210%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 2%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 2%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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89 Sanfordville Rd
Warwick, NY 10990
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