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Westhampton Beach Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 1006 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted June 7, 2011

WHB has tremendous resources: 18 AP classes offered; every student gets a laptop; Smartboard technology in every classroom, a high-tech wet lab, new auditorium; lighted artificial turf athletic field. I have a daughter entering her senior year and a son about to begin his freshman year and we have been very happy overall. We have found that the push to excel needs to come from home rather than the school administration but the resources available are absolutely first rate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2008

I cant wait ti take my children out of this school. They only care about their 'honor' students. If your child struggles with a particular subject youre on your own. I ask for my son to be given detention if he fail to turn in homework and was told that if they did that they would have 40 kids in detention. I was asking for too much. All their effort is devoted to the students who make the school 'look good'. They cant be bothered with the rest>
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2006

This was a great high school and I felt very qualified and prepared for college. It was a safe nurturing atmosphere.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 12, 2006

West hampton is an alright school its small suttle no fights good teacher good way of handling things
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2005

This school is excellent. My kid was in private school from k-7 in Manhattan and work/study brought me to this area. He has really flourished. One or two of the teachers have lacked in sensitivity, but overall, they care, call the parent if there is a hint of a problem, e.g. he didn't bring his books. The school is extremely safe and the counsellors, principal and staff are courteous and kind. My kid has absolutely bloomed in this environment. He is praised a little, which he was not in private school- and in one year went from failing several subjects to having a straight A average. I would highly recommend this district to anyone lucky enough to be able to attend. By the way, I am a very dedicated teacher. Have taught graduate school, college and high school. If it helps to know my profession, there it is. GL to all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2005

The quality of the academic programs is one of the best I went to this and others and found this one to provide more class then any of the rest. It also has a large number of extracurricular activities for the students.
—Submitted by a former 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.

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
81%
Earth Science

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

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
69%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

22 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%
Global History and Geography

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

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%
Integrated Algebra

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
75%
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.

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
79%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

175 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%
U.S. History and Government

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

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%
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 Students86%
Female84%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrantn/a

Chemistry

All Students90%
Female88%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant90%

Earth Science

All Students38%
Female22%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities28%
General population42%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

English

All Students94%
Female96%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities80%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students88%
Female88%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracial100%
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities78%
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Global History and Geography

All Students84%
Female82%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities60%
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Integrated Algebra

All Students68%
Female78%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities42%
General population79%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%

Living Environment

All Students96%
Female95%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracial100%
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities88%
General population97%
English language learners70%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Physics

All Students90%
Female93%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant90%

U.S. History and Government

All Students93%
Female91%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities86%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
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 82% 48%
Hispanic 2 12% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 2% 9%
Black 2 2% 19%
Two or more races 1 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 2%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

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

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 63%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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49 Lilac Rd
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
Phone: (631) 288-3800

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