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Waterloo High School

Public | 9-12 | 575 students

 

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Posted December 29, 2012

Pretty good school, but needs to rid itself of the block scheduling and do something about the band students who walk around like they own the school, and are constantly disrespectful towards teachers and fellow students. The district should also rid itself of the Superintendent, who has done nothing during his long tenure at the school.


Posted March 28, 2012

I had a child who went to this school. After many discussions with both the principle and the guidance councelor we removed our child from this school. Very long story short....There is no control and clear direction at this school. While we did like the elementary grades and found the middle school acceptable, the high school is lacking in solid guidance. My child went from barely passing grades to High Honors once we moved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2007

This school is far better than it was several years ago. Discipline, while always an issue, has stepped up considerably recently, and Mr. Butler and Mr. Clingerman run a very tight ship. The teachers are very good too, and most are willing to help in any way they can. Do they have the bullies and incompetent teachers? Yes, but they're far and few between. I'm very glad that I'll be a WHS graduate this year.
—Submitted by a student


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About these ratings

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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
54%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
63%
Earth Science

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

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
83%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

16 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%
Global History and Geography

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

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
66%
Integrated Algebra

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

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

64 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%
U.S. History and Government

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

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%
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 Students57%
Female55%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant57%

Chemistry

All Students75%
Female65%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant75%

Earth Science

All Students90%
Female90%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%

English

All Students73%
Female75%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities25%
General population79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%

Geometry

All Students83%
Female87%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%

Global History and Geography

All Students78%
Female74%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities47%
General population81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%

Integrated Algebra

All Students72%
Female77%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities33%
General population79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Living Environment

All Students86%
Female82%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities67%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%

Physics

All Students100%
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 population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Non-migrant100%

U.S. History and Government

All Students87%
Female82%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities61%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-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
White 2 93% 48%
Black 2 3% 19%
Hispanic 1 3% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1% 9%
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 20%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 132%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 11%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. MICHAEL FERRARA

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96 Stark St
Waterloo, NY 13165
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