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West Seneca East Senior High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 928 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted January 19, 2012

The majority of teachers do not contact parents if student are having problems and don't keep up with the parent portal or their webpages as far as progress, class materials, assignments, etc. Very disapointing if your child is considered average or below, for those with a child in the top 2% of the nation you should have no concerns.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2008

My son graduated from East in 2008. The teachers and staff are wonderful and communication between teachers and parents has been terrific. The peer acceptance was also great after dealing with the 'clicks' of catholic grammar school. I am very happy with the education that my son received at East and that my younger son continues to receive in the West Seneca School District.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2007

Great learning experience with fun extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 19, 2005

West Seneca East Sr. employs only the area's finest faculty and staff. The students are unparalled. Everyone takes pride in their work and the school runs itself. Thank you to Mrs. Goshin for setting the groundwork and Mrs. LaPaglia for making East the finest school in the Southtowns!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2005

West Seneca East is a wonderful school The staff is great they help when ever is needed regardless if it is there major or not the academic programs are great all of their extracurricular activities are a great asset to the students it build confidence.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 4, 2004

My daughter graduated from WSE in 2001 and will be graduating with Honors from the University of Florida in May. I would have to disagree with the statement regarding East in respect to the administration. Not only does the staff and administration go above and beyond the call of duty to assist students, but they also contribute to helping students reach their highest potential. I am most proud of my daughter and her accomplishments. I believe part of her motivation and strive to succeed developed during her days at East. Ms. Goshin, the principal, is professional and also a very good role model.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2004

The administration hinders progress in the classroom. It's a shame, because they have a few great teachers and they can't live up to their potential.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 9, 2003

My daughter is a student at this school, and they have a tremendous teaching staff. A lot of young teachers, and many classes to choose from.
—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 66% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
57%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%
Earth Science

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

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
83%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

69 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
78%
Global History and Geography

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

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%
Integrated Algebra

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

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%

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.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
68%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

89 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.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%
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 Students69%
Female78%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant69%

Chemistry

All Students81%
Female84%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant81%

Earth Science

All Students78%
Female74%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities61%
General population80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%

English

All Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities68%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%

Geometry

All Students64%
Female72%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities21%
General population67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%

Global History and Geography

All Students86%
Female86%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities57%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%

Integrated Algebra

All Students77%
Female80%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities54%
General population81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%

Living Environment

All Students92%
Female90%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities50%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%

Physics

All Students82%
Female81%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant82%

U.S. History and Government

All Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities66%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
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 1 3% 19%
Hispanic 2 2% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 1% 9%
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 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 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 12%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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4760 Seneca St
West Seneca, NY 14224
Phone: (716) 677-3300

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