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Saunders Trades And Technical High School

Public | 9-12 | 1177 students

 

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Posted July 13, 2013

I am a graduate of this school (2011), and to say the least, my experience in this school sucked. While the teachers were very good, I didn't like it. As a white kid growing up in Westchester, I expect high schools to be sort of "cliquey". Saunders wasn't at all. The student body is way too ghetto, and the administration is similar to that of a totalitarian society. With regular hall sweeps, the principal and assistant principals screaming through loud bullhorns, and the sagging culture by the students, makes the HS experience of an average white kid a dud. If your child likes rock music, used to high class socities, or doesn't like to succumb to the sourness of the Yonkers culture, don't send them to this school. Since the last comments here in 2008, the school has definitely changed and is not what it used to be. Besides the teachers, the only good thing about this school is that I graduated and I NEVER have to go back or see any of the kids for as long as I shall live.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 16, 2008

This school is wondeful but it needs to work on security issues, mainly bullies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

It's really good for students and parents. Our school plays a really active role in our society. Our school offers many programs and help is always available to others. In my perspective, this school is really awsome.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 26, 2007

I am a Graduate of this School and I am very pround to say that. Saunders is a great School with high-quality staff and teachers. I loved my time there and I know future and current students will too.


Posted August 23, 2006

I am in my Senior year at Saunders in there Culinary Arts program and it has been an amazing experience. The teachers and guidance counselors are great. The 13 majors that Saunders provides are awesome. There is so much to choose from. We also have a variety of clubs and sports which keeps everyone happy. Everyone in the Saunders staff is motivating and helpful. I highly recommend Saunders above all the other High Schools in Yonkers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 11, 2006

I love Saunders. It's the best learning enviroment I've ever been in. I love that it's a trades and technical school, because I chose architecture as my major and I love it. Your major takes up most of your day, so it's very important that you do well. I love the teachers at Saunders, as well as the administrators, and pretty much every staff member. We have a really great time in Saunders, because of our awesome teachers. We also have many clubs and sports that you can take part in, aswell as many activities. I highly recommend this school to anyone considering it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 7, 2004

I was a student of saunders, as was my father and grandfather. It was one of the best experiences of my life and that is because of the teachers. I continued on to undergrad and now I am getting my masters in arch. at one of the Ivy Leagues. If it wasn't for Saunders I would not be here. I recommend it for anyone who is serious about school and wants to be the best! Michelle Cianfaglione
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 23, 2004

I was a student at Saunders High School. It has been a great life learning experience for me. I mean everything you would want in a high school it has and more. I'm talking great teachers, mentors, counseling, and programs. Saunders is your home away from home. The teachers there are great they are like one of your friends, you can talk to them about anything like problems your having at home and also problems out of school. when I attended Saunders not only was I learning but I was also being mentored. Saunders is a great school and I would recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
33%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
62%
Earth Science

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

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
47%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
59%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
67%
Global History and Geography

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

386 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
71%
Integrated Algebra

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

384 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
60%
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.

390 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
65%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
48%
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.

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%
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 Students33%
Female33%
Male33%
African American33%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English33%
Not migrant33%

Chemistry

All Students65%
Female67%
Male65%
African American50%
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant65%

Earth Science

All Students45%
Female37%
Male53%
African American33%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities8%
General population50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant45%

English

All Students82%
Female86%
Male77%
African American81%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities26%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%

Geometry

All Students62%
Female54%
Male68%
African American67%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant62%

Global History and Geography

All Students80%
Female83%
Male78%
African American81%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities44%
General population87%
English language learners70%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%

Integrated Algebra

All Students65%
Female69%
Male63%
African American62%
Asian/Pacific Islander85%
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities31%
General population73%
English language learners44%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%

Living Environment

All Students71%
Female69%
Male72%
African American66%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities25%
General population79%
English language learners31%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%

Physics

All Students60%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant60%

U.S. History and Government

All Students87%
Female87%
Male85%
African American94%
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities33%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
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 2 50% 23%
White 1 27% 48%
Black 2 16% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 7% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 1%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 22%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 281%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 52%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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  • Technology
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  • MR. STEVEN MAZZOLA

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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183 Palmer Rd
Yonkers, NY 10701
Phone: (914) 376-8150

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