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West Babylon Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 1452 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2011:
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Posted April 3, 2014

I'm a student of west babylon high school and I couldn't be more disappointed. There cutting so many programs that make us actually want to go to school. It's just sad how there taking away all the things we love about school. Also the good teachers are being cut and the ones who aren't the best teachers are staying I don't get it. West baby long high school was amazing to say that was my school, but now it's embarrassing. Don't move here your kids high school years wouldn't be what they expected it.


Posted November 30, 2012

I couldn't be happier with this school. The teachers are so involved and the communication with me has been amazing. I have two more children in junior high. I can't wait for them to experience the same things my oldest child has at Lindy High.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2011

My 2 children are presently attending the West Babylon School district. One in South Bay and one in the High School. Not only has the High school proved to be inadequet an MANY areas, I am now seeing it in the elementeray school as well. Both principals show lack of interest in important issues while they nit pick on not so important issues. The healthy food rule is absolutely ridiculous. It is the parenst job to show healthy eating patterns and the schools job to give a good education. While there are many good and caring teachers there are also many teachers that should not be teaching and are very uncaring! I do not recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2011

I have several children who have either gone or are currently going through the West Babylon School District. I have seen both sides of the spectrum here having both honors students and students with needs. I judge a district not only on the programs afforded honors students, but also on how special needs students are serviced. I personally know that my special needs student did not receive all the services that they were entitled to. My husband and I do not like to be the "squeaky wheel" and as a result, our child missed out on such opportunities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2008

I just moved to West Babylon from Brooklyn and my daughters goto to J.F.K & West Babylon High my childern are blossoming beyond my belief , compared to the Urban Schools these Schools are UTOPIA . Keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2008

It could do better with security
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 27, 2007

The school is terrific, gives many opportunites to children willing to work hard. Principal lacks in many categories. She can be quite unfriendly, has no control over the kids and isn't very pleasant towards the parents either.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2006

My sons have done nothing but succeed in this school district. There are plenty of opportunities for them and there are also some great teachers and administrators. 2 of my 3 oldest sons go to college on scholarships and will graduate on time with honors. Parents need to remember that discipline and self control start at home, this is High School, not day care. Good things come to those who work hard, pay attention and are dedicated to their own future. You cannot hold their hands forever, they need to be accountable for themselves. This school district never let me down in 8 years of being there with my oldest and I don't see it happening with my little guy either. Marc Lopez
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2006

If your child can bypass all the distractions that go on in the school good luck! The principal does not have any control. The academic programs are there if you work extra hard. Kids need discipline and you won't find it here. Check how many kids are on home tutoring for fights. Things need to change.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2006

My son likes the school, but I am quite upset that Army Reserve Recruiters are allowed to setup tables on school property and discuss this with children without a parent present. This should be illegal! My son came home with a poster depicting a NASCAR racecar #16 and heavy artillary, tanks and rocket launchers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2006

i think its a great school but there is lack of discipline by the students and some teachers
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 7, 2005

My son attended west babylon high school in 2001. I found the school to be more than adequate in its academic programs, and remember the push to accelerate academics among my son's graduating class since the state changed the requirements for graduation to having to pass 5 regent's exams to receive a diploma. The teachers were concerned and active as they could be. This is a surburban long island school and with good multi-cultural demographics as well as a good availability of music, art and sports programs for the kids. They also have a winning football team as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2005

I feel that West Babylon hasn't fully lived up to their responsibilities, don't get me wrong it's a wonderful place for our children but some of the teachers and the principal need to be more commited and stop worying about stupid things.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2005

The school is what you make of it..it offers many after school activities,some better then others,the sports teams especially football,softball and most winter sports are among the best on Long Island,academically the school is average with average parent involvement.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 20, 2005

I always call West Babylon a gem. Throughout my 18 years of experience in the district, and 11 of those 18 in the school district, I have found caring, exciting, innovative, effective, interested teachers and an abundance of extra-curricular opportunities in music, art, sports, a terrific gifted and talented program (including Russian), Mock Trial, etc. and I've known students to start their own clubs. The administration is positive and works to help kids achieve positive things and deals with things effectively that are negative. Academically, if a student wants it, the curriculum available is terrific, varied, and will prepare a student for each successive step of their lives. For me, it is college, and I am fortuntate enough to be accepted to Emory University. I believe, along with family and religious influences, that my experiences with inspiring teachers and exploration of the extra-curricular interests in West Babylon have directly influenced this success.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
62%
Earth Science

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

341 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
75%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

361 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

13 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

382 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
73%
Global History and Geography

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

355 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
81%
Integrated Algebra

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

335 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
84%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

53 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Living Environment

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

333 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

220 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%
U.S. History and Government

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

379 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%
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 Students56%
Female59%
Male54%
African American69%
Asian/Pacific Islander60%
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Non-migrant56%

Chemistry

All Students72%
Female70%
Male75%
African American75%
Asian/Pacific Islander84%
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant72%

Earth Science

All Students76%
Female77%
Male77%
African American53%
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities64%
General population80%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%

English

All Students93%
Female96%
Male90%
African American78%
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities70%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%

Geometry

All Students66%
Female68%
Male63%
African American44%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities25%
General population70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%

Global History and Geography

All Students83%
Female79%
Male87%
African American67%
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities60%
General population87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%

Integrated Algebra

All Students81%
Female85%
Male78%
African American63%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities72%
General population84%
English language learners40%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%

Living Environment

All Students94%
Female95%
Male94%
African American84%
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities77%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%

Physics

All Students82%
Female85%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant82%

U.S. History and Government

All Students90%
Female91%
Male89%
African American75%
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities52%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
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 76% 48%
Hispanic 2 12% 23%
Black 1 8% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 4% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 11%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 123%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 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 79%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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500 Great E Neck Rd
West Babylon, NY 11704
Phone: (631) 376-7115

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