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Wyandanch Memorial High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 513 students

 

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Posted December 19, 2013

Back in the days the school looked a mess but now the school have done renovations and its looking very nice, gym, lockers, library, windows, walls, and now they have a elevator a tv in the front lobby,etc. The teachers are doing their job well and I see a bright future ahead for me and all these other kids except for some of them.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 29, 2010

i have gone to this school for the past four years of my life and i am now accepted to Howard University on a full scholarship. I have passed all of my NYS regents with mastery or close to it. I could not have imagined myself going to any other school and still have the moral backing and strong sense of determination that i do today. WMHS has greatly improved over the years and does not still deserve the negative reputation that you critics are so reluctant to drop. Let go of your current close-minded view of this school and open your eyes; embrace the reality of today, i promise you'll like what you see.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 4, 2009

very great and educative school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2009

The principal and vice principal are fantastic and motivators for change and excellence. Many of the teachers at Wyandanch are excellent and hold multiple certifications including Phd.s in education. Mr. Robinson has an outstanding chorus and is working towards a doctorate as well. There is a lot to be offered at the school. Motivation to learn is being worked on.


Posted November 23, 2008

wyandanch memorial high school is one of the worst high schools i have ever been to i think that the state should just shut it down. i would suggest to any one never ever let your children go there . its horrific
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 1, 2008

Wyandanch school turning out to be great because it have a new principle with lovely new students. The school have improve very good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2008

I've witnessed a major change in this school. our grades are increasing, more students are on honor roll, and hardly any violence occurs. I've been attending this school from freshmen year, now I'm a junior.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 24, 2008

I left Wyandanch High in 2006 and that shool is the worest school u can ever go to. Young people like it because we can do what ever we wanted to and no one really cared.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 18, 2007

I have never seen a school more grossly neglected in my entire life. I moved to the Suffolk County area from another state, and was totally appalled at the condition of this school. The curriculum is below standard, the morale is lacking, and the children are vicious. There are some wonderful teachers in this school, but unfortunately, they re in a situation that has no prospect for improvement to the point where a number of them have lost their own zeal for teaching. If you can help it do not send your children to this school. I left the area just to get my child away from this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2007

Sure, the level of parent involvement could be better. But for the most part it is improving. Administration is doing a lot better. Things are moving in the right direction. It's very easy to point out problems in any school district. Test scores are going up. Students are gaining skills needed to survive in college and the workforce. Also, the students make video commercials that are better than most of the nonsense on TV. Thumbs up for WMHS, good job to the students and Principal Hodge for doing the right thing and staying away from politics. Keep moving in the right direction.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted January 12, 2006

At WMH (Wyandadnch)the parent teacher level is hardly no commincation. The school needs to be revamped starting with the school Administration,Teachers,then students. The sports needs more support from Adm&parents! Haven't seen any music classes(chourus,band)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2005

I am a parent who once attended this school.I am deeply appauled and ashamed how it has turned out. Metal detectors in a school pretty much says it all. Even though I live in this county I would not recommend this school. The elementary school is okay. It goes up to 5th grade. The middle school and the high school are terrible. I wish the state would just take over. Parents are not involved at all and this is through experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2005

This school needs improvement in all areas. The state needs to visit this school district,I know there has to be several violations, the kids should not have to be subjected to open ceiling areas due to leaks and roaches and mice that an exterminator can control with regular visits. school lunch should not be breakfast foods.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2005

In Wyandanch Memorial High School there is a community based organization which is SNAP Long Island's(W.A.P.P.P.)program which sponsers Parent workshop at lease every other month. They cover an array of topics which are of concern for parents(contact:Alita Hall, 631-491-4052.There is also a new parent involvement group in the High School. It is the brain child of Ms. Baines, a current board member. The two groups work together and/or support each other in the pursuit to inform and empower the parents in the community. Under the new leadership improvements have begun.
—Submitted by a staff


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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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
26%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
77%
Earth Science

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
38%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
71%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

19 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
60%
Global History and Geography

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

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
52%
Integrated Algebra

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

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
52%
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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
63%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
60%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

74 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%
U.S. History and Government

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

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
52%
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 Students6%
Female5%
Male6%
African American4%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant6%

Chemistry

All Students23%
Female18%
Male27%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English23%
Non-migrant23%

Earth Science

All Students29%
Female29%
Male28%
African American29%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities13%
General population32%
English language learners21%
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%

English

All Students69%
Female76%
Male63%
African American71%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities40%
General population77%
English language learners38%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%

Geometry

All Students28%
Female21%
Male38%
African American23%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%

Global History and Geography

All Students53%
Female49%
Male56%
African American54%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities60%
General population52%
English language learners37%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Integrated Algebra

All Students68%
Female70%
Male65%
African American67%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities50%
General population72%
English language learners73%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Living Environment

All Students65%
Female64%
Male68%
African American58%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities53%
General population69%
English language learners62%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%

Physics

All Studentsn/a
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 populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students84%
Female87%
Male81%
African American84%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities57%
General population89%
English language learners72%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
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
Black 68% 19%
Hispanic 2 31% 23%
White 1 1% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 0% 9%
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 214%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 269%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 40%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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54 S 32nd St
Wyandanch, NY 11798
Phone: (631) 870-0450

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