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Yorktown High School

Public | 9-12 | 1296 students

 
 

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Posted March 28, 2012

Yorktown High School is amazing! The faculty is top notch and dedicated to the students. Everyone from teachers to counselors use a team effort to help students. New administration over the past few years has given the district a new, positive look and more consistency. Parents and students can view their teacher grade books online and receive up to date information on a daily basis. Parents love this!


Posted March 14, 2012

Just wanted to concur with complaints about the administrators of this school. Awful. They are petty and more concerned about the school's reputation in the press than about student welfare. School psychologist and special education services compare quite poorly compared with other area schools (ie, Chappaqua, Briarcliffe, Pleasantville). Good music, sports, and science research programs. Science department is strong.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2011

Both of my kids have gone through the Yorktown school system. My son is about to graduate from college and my daughter is a senior at YHS and she is making her college choice now. Many AP and Honors classes are available, great sports, and and I can't say enough about the incredible music program in all of the schools. Parents of course need to be involved and it is encouraged. We are all pleased with the results!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2010

Incompetent administration. School psychologist and social workers are utterly unqualified and misguided. Although there are some excellent teachers, others are deficient and incapable of teaching their subjects. If your child is an athlete or self-motivated learner, they may have a good experience. However, the average student is likely to be ignored and left to their own devices until they get into trouble at which time, they will be summarily suspended. Suspension seems to be the sole solution to all student difficulties at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2009

Great attitude towards learning, sports and overall development. Teachers are top notch and the school is like a college campus. A great atmosphere for learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

My experience with Yorktown Schools have been excellent. Both my sons graduated from YHS and have gone on to College. Their experience was a positive influence on the men they have become. Thank you YHS!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2008

Yorktown is a great school with dedicated teachers and amazing student body. Almost 95% of the students that graduate go on to higher learning. It is set in a very safe community about 40 minutes outside of New York City. A great place to raise a family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2008

I graduated from YHS a few years ago and since graduated from a top 5 liberal arts college. YHS is great for top notch students who are motivated (no idea how it is for average or special needs students). There is ample opportunity for students to be involved in Honors and AP classes. Like many students in the top 10% of my class, I started college with a significant number of credits already transferred onto my transcript. YHS sports are biased towards football and lax but I managed to be involved in multiple varsity sports teams & other extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 7, 2008

My kids loveYHS. The atmoshere is very conducive to learning and getting involved. There are many clubs, activities and sports to choose from... students that get involved are really enjoying YHS. Most graduate, attend quality schools and with numerous AP/College level classes they start college ahead of the game. Those students who are self motivators will excel without a problem. For those in the middle, much depends on the teachers they get...there are some great ones, and there are some that shouldn't be teachers. I think you'll find that anywhere though. They have labs, support classes to help those struggling, most seem to go, not worried about any stigma attached. Parents still need to stay involved though, supporting, encouraging, it's not just the school's responsibility, it's a team effort. Unfortunately the principal was just fired, kids loved him, he brought up moral, spirit, got kids in class. We'll see what happens.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2006

I'm a yorktown high school graduate and went on to attend a top college. My yorkown high school friends have all done extremely well for themselves and the school provided a great foundation for us all. Parents involvement is key to any great school and Yorktown parents need to take more pride in their students school!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 3, 2006

The lack of consistent leadership has had a devastating effect on Yorktown High School. Unless the child comes to the school highly motivated and gifted the enviornemnt is not conducive to quality education. Top 10% receives a great deal of attention the other 90% is left to drift through their 4 years. Despite high taxes the quality of education at the high school level is very poor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2005

Good choice of AP courses available; strong sports; high taxes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2005

I have put 4 children through your school and your school is a school is one that needs a great deal of work. The school is a big joke. The special ed department is so bad that I was scared to put my 2 classified kids through it. I have looked into talking to the state in regards to the quility of the special ed department and they are willing to talk about it with me. Some of the teachers in that school are are not quilified enough to teach children. You can ask some teachers a question in there field and they do not know it. The state seems like they might look into the problem because they said they have gotten many complaints about the problems in this school
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
92%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%
Earth Science

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

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

359 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

26 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%
Global History and Geography

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

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%
Integrated Algebra

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

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

59 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

160 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%
U.S. History and Government

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

359 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%
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 Students93%
Female93%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant93%

Chemistry

All Students98%
Female97%
Male99%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities91%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Non-migrant98%

Earth Science

All Students88%
Female90%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities68%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%

English

All Students92%
Female92%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities60%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%

Geometry

All Students95%
Female95%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%

Global History and Geography

All Students94%
Female96%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities82%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%

Integrated Algebra

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities90%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%

Living Environment

All Students98%
Female97%
Male99%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities94%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%

Physics

All Students87%
Female89%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant87%

U.S. History and Government

All Students95%
Female93%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic98%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities72%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
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 1 82% 48%
Hispanic 2 9% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 6% 9%
Black 2 2% 19%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 10%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 12%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 1%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 76%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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2727 Crompond Rd
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
Phone: (914) 243-8000

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