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Gorton High School

Public | 9-12 | 1155 students

 

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Posted July 25, 2013

gorton is/ was a great school i went there for now offically 4 years now gorton could have a better special ed chair and better teacher not all teachers are bad but most like hurting students feelings
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 8, 2011

Gorton was a great school when I went but sadly due to the horrible run Yonkers Education System, Gorton does not receive, lets say "talented students" anymore, like Yonkers High School and maybe Saunders receive. The last great freshman class came in the Fall of 2003, the school and administration has gotten worse each year. The teachers are truly great and invest a lot of time into children they believe will have bright futures. If you are a student that goes to Gorton and want to do something with your life, I suggest talking to the head of the medical magnet department.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 22, 2009

This was a great school, it really served it's purpose to help raise me outside my home and mold me into the young man I am today and the man I will be when I get out into the world. I am currently attending school at the College of Westchester and I believe if it were not for the faculty and teachers at Gorton I would not even be alive, let alone on the path I am today.


Posted August 13, 2008

this school is not so good students get into illegal fights its unsafe but the classes and teachers are good and fun for some students
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 17, 2008

its a great school and has alot of extracurricular activities. the teachers care alot
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 26, 2005

okay school but still needs alot of work.
—Submitted by a former student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
17%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
57%
Earth Science

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

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
14%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
45%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
28%
Global History and Geography

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

369 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
46%
Integrated Algebra

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

530 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
34%
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.

464 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
37%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
6%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
U.S. History and Government

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

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
70%
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 Students48%
Female39%
Male62%
African American33%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
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 English48%
Non-migrant48%

Chemistry

All Students26%
Female26%
Male27%
African American32%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant26%

Earth Science

All Students21%
Female22%
Male19%
African American21%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities0%
General population25%
English language learners6%
Proficient in English23%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant21%

English

All Students60%
Female66%
Male52%
African American50%
Asian/Pacific Islander79%
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities12%
General population70%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%

Geometry

All Students38%
Female43%
Male32%
African American34%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%

Global History and Geography

All Students52%
Female54%
Male50%
African American43%
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities12%
General population57%
English language learners30%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%

Integrated Algebra

All Students38%
Female40%
Male36%
African American29%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities10%
General population43%
English language learners49%
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%

Living Environment

All Students40%
Female39%
Male41%
African American39%
Asian/Pacific Islander58%
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities19%
General population42%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%

Physics

All Students17%
Female17%
Male18%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic15%
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 English17%
Non-migrant17%

U.S. History and Government

All Students67%
Female71%
Male61%
African American58%
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities27%
General population76%
English language learners21%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
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
Hispanic 1 50% 23%
Black 2 37% 19%
White 2 7% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 5% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 17%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 191%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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 67%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
Media arts
  • Graphics

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MS. GAIL JOYNER-WHITE

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Flag football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
Media arts
  • Graphics
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100 Shonnard Pl
Yonkers, NY 10703
Phone: (914) 376-8350

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