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Old 05-08-2014, 03:32 PM
 
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Keeping the tradition alive, I have compiled this year's list of Long Island High School ranks based off the report cards released by NYSED a few weeks ago. This methodology was devised by a user here named Pequaman who has done them in the past. I sent him a message to see if he was still around and would like to do it again but got no response. So I took it upon myself to generate this year's list using his identical methodology which you can see at the bottom of the post. I also added a number at the end of each school. This number represents what % of graduates from that school had an Advanced Regents Designation which requires a score of 65 or above on the following
  1. Global History and Geography;
  2. U.S History and Government;
  3. Comprehensive English;
  4. All three mathematics exams;
  5. Two science exams, including Living Environment
The standard Regents diploma only requires 1 math exam and 1 science exam. I felt this was the most important number in the methodology and wanted to include it.

Obviously you should take as much stock in these ranks as to how good of a methodology you think was used. I like them, though I would probably want to swap out the History results with Life Sciences, personally. But I didn't want to mess with Pequaman's methodology for comparison's sake.

Score - School (District) % of student body that graduates with Advanced Designation Regents Diploma

110 - PERFECT SCORE
101.2 - Jericho HS (Jericho*) 90
98.4 - Great Neck South* (Great Neck) 91
98.3 - Manhasset High School (Manhasset*) 87
98.0 - Garden City HS (Garden City*) 89
97.2 - Cold Spring Harbor HS (CSH Central*) 87
96.7 - Syosset High School (Syosset*) 90
95.5 - Roslyn High School (Roslyn*) 86
94.6 - Plainview-Old Bethpage (Plainview-Old Bethpage*) 84
93.6 - Half Hollow Hills HS East* (Half Hollow Hills) 80
93.4 - Wheatley School (East Williston*) 91
91.9 - Commack High School (Commack*) 88
91.4 - Half Hollow Hills HS West* (Half Hollow Hills) 78
91.3 - South Side High School (Rockville Centre*) 90
90.5 - North Shore HS (North Shore*) 81
90.2 - Herricks High School (Herricks*) 71
89.0 - Great Neck North* (Great Neck) 84
88.5 - Wantagh High School (Wantagh*) 76
88.4 - JFK* (Bellmore-Merrick) 80
88.3 - New Hyde Park Memorial* (Sewanhaka) 69
88.0 - Harborfields High School (Harborfields Central*) 84
88.0 - George W Hewlett (Hewlett-Woodmere*) 76
87.9 - Ward Melville (Three Village*) 72
86.6 - Smithtown HS West* (Smithtown) 77
85.9 - Elwood/John Glenn HS (Elwood*) 69
85.4 - Locust Valley HS (Locust Valley*) 83
85.1 - Massapequa High School (Massapequa*) 71
84.8 - Paul D Schreiber (Port Washington*) 65
84.5 - Mount Sinai High School (Mount Sinai*) 72
84.1 - Smithtown High School East* (Smithtown) 71
83.5 - Earl L Vandermeulen HS (Port Jefferson*) 70
83.3 - Northport SHS (Northport-East Northport*) 70
83.1 - Bayport-Blue Point HS (Bayport-Blue Point*) 84
82.9 - Hauppauge High School (Hauppauge*) 68
82.3 - Gen Douglas MacArthur HS* (Levittown) 75
82.1 - Bethpage Senior High School (Bethpage*) 75
81.8 - Sayville High School (Sayville) 76
80.5 - Mepham* (Bellmore-Merrick) 72
80.5 - Lynbrook Senior HS (Lynbrook*) 68
80.4 - Mineola High School (Mineola*) 73
80.4 - Mattituck SHS (Mattituck-Cutchogue*) 64
79.9 - Plainedge Senior High School (Plainedge*) 70
79.6 - Carle Place Senior High School (Carle Place*) 65
79.4 - Floral Park Memorial* (Sewanhaka) 62
79.2 - Calhoun* (Bellmore-Merrick) 62
79.0 - Valley Stream North* (VS North) 67
78.7 - Oceanside Senior HS (Oceanside*) 69
78.2 - H Frank Carey HS* (Sewanhaka) 67
78.1 - Division Avenue HS* (Levittown) 68
78.1 - Kings Park High School (Kings Park*) 61
77.9 - Babylon Senior High School (Babylon*) 63
77.3 - W Tresper Clarke High School* (East Meadow) 61
76.6 - East Meadow High School* (East Meadow) 63
76.2 - Oyster Bay HS (Oyster Bay-East Norwich*) 57
75.9 - Connetquot High School (Connetquot*) 64
75.8 - Seaford High School (Seaford*) 65
75.4 - Westhampton Beach SHS (Westhampton Beach*) 68
75.2 - East Islip High School (East Islip*) 63
75.1 - West Islip Senior High School (West Islip*) 66
74.2 - Valley Stream South HS* (VS) 59
74.2 - Huntington High School* (Huntington) 55
73.9 - Islip High School (Islip*) 63
73.8 - Pierson (Sag Harbor*) 65
73.1 - Sachem High School North* (Sachem) 66
72.8 - Island Trees HS (Island Trees*) 47 (Big Jump up)
72.0 - Valley Stream Central HS* (VS Central) 65
71.7 - Farmingdale High School (Farmingdale*) 57
71.6 - Eastport-South Manor (Eastport-South Manor*) 50
71.4 - Miller Place High School (Miller Place*) 61
71.3 - Shoreham-Wading River (Shoreham-Wading River*) 58
70.6 - Sewanhaka HS* (Sewanhaka) 47
70.1 - Sachem High School East* (Sachem) 55
70.0 - Walt Whitman HS (South Huntington*) 42
69.3 - Lindenhurst High School (Lindenhurst*) 52
68.9 - Shelter Island HS (Shelter Island*) 75
68.7 - Elmont Memorial HS* (Sewanhaka) 46
67.7 - Long Beach High School (Long Beach*) 50
67.3 - Baldwin SHS (Baldwin*) 52
66.9 - Hicksville High School (Hicksville*) 49
66.5 - Comsewogue (Brookhaven-Comsewogue*) 54
66.4 - Centereach High School* (Middle Country) 54
66.3 - West Hempstead HS (West Hempstead*) 46
66.2 - Deer Park High School (Deer Park*) 47
65.6 - Rocky Point High School (Rocky Point*) 43
65.5 - West Babylon SHS (West Babylon*) 57
64.6- Southold High School (Southold*) 33 (Huge Drop)
64.0- Malverne High School (Malverne) 49
63.7 - Bay Shore SHS (Bay Shore*) 38
63.3 - Riverhead High School (Riverhead*) 47
63.0 - Glen Cove HS (Glen Cove*) 49
61.6 - Southampton High School (Southampton*) 48
60.8 - Longwood High School (Longwood*) 34
60.7 - Lawrence High School (Lawrence) 35
59.1 - Center Moriches High School (Center Moriches*) 53
59.1 - East Hampton High School (East Hampton*) 40
58.7 - Hampton Bays Secondary (Hampton Bays*) 44
58.7 - East Rockaway SHS (East Rockaway*) 37 (Big Drop)
57.8 - Newfield High School* (Middle Country) 37
56.7 - Patchogue-Medford HS (Patchogue-Medford*) 30
56.1 - North Babylon HS (North Babylon*) 32
54.7 - William Floyd High School (William Floyd*) 38
53.5 - Walter G O'Connell (Copiague*) 39
53.1 - Bellport High School (South Country*) 33
50.4 - Brentwood High School (Brentwood*) 28
46.5- Amityville Memorial (Amityville*) 25
43.1 - Freeport High School (Freeport*) 19
40.2 - Central Islip HS (Central Islip*) 13
39.0 - Westbury High School (Westbury*) 17
37.7 - Roosevelt (Roosevelt*) 3
33.4 - Hempstead High School (Hempstead*) 14
30.8 - Wyandanch Memorial (Wyandanch*) 7


Bridgehampton School (Bridgehampton*) 33 Can't rank, No English or History test information


* = Designates whether district or particular High School within the district was measured. Some districts have more than one High School.

This data in this list was compiled from the most recent report cards released April 2014 (from the 2012-2013 school year).
https://reportcards.nysed.gov/



Methodology:

Grad Rate (replaced with general ed regents diploma) - 1x
Post-secondary Plans 2011-2012 Completers
To 4-year College - 2x
To College (4-year+2-year) - 1x
Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation - 2x
Comprehensive English (scored 65+/85+) - 2x
Algebra 2/Trig (scored 65+/85+) - 2x
Global History and Geography (scored 85+) - 1x

Example: Commack = 100 (grad rate) + 86 (4 year college) + 86 (4 year college) + 99 (4 year + 2 year college) + 88 (Advanced Regents Diploma) + 88 (Advanced Regents Diploma) + 99 (scored 65 or above on English Regents) + 68 (scored 85 or above on English Regents) + 86 (65 or above on Trig Regents) + 46 (85 or above on Trig Regents) + 73 (85 or above on Global History Regents) = 919 = 91.9 rating
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Old 05-08-2014, 04:26 PM
 
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you mean Kwasi Enin's grades didn't help William Floyd?
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Old 05-08-2014, 04:41 PM
 
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Oceanside continues it's downward spiral.
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Old 05-08-2014, 05:30 PM
 
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Oceanside continues it's downward spiral.
Not a surprise, they hired the lady who led Oyster Bay on their downward plunge! (And I thought I read last week that Oyster Bay's 2013 Advanced Regents Diploma's Stat was 50.1 and not the 57% shown here but I could be wrong).
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Old 05-08-2014, 05:38 PM
 
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Wow thanks so much for doing this!!! I think this is much more in line with the schools' reputations than the national lists. Looking at the top schools, I would say it pretty much matches with the public perception of each district, whereas I felt like the US News list was completely off base on some schools. Thanks again!!
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Old 05-08-2014, 05:59 PM
 
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There are some missing. Where's Uniondale SD?
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Old 05-08-2014, 06:05 PM
 
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Wow thanks so much for doing this!!! I think this is much more in line with the schools' reputations than the national lists. Looking at the top schools, I would say it pretty much matches with the public perception of each district, whereas I felt like the US News list was completely off base on some schools. Thanks again!!
LOL LOL You wrote this a month ago (03-31-2014, 06:19 PM):

"I see- this definitely would explain why a school like South Huntington did far better on the US News list. Of course it's debatable which methodology gives a more accurate picture of a school's performance, but I definitely think the US News list is more in line with the reputation of Long Island's school districts."
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Old 05-08-2014, 06:43 PM
 
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LOL LOL You wrote this a month ago (03-31-2014, 06:19 PM):

"I see- this definitely would explain why a school like South Huntington did far better on the US News list. Of course it's debatable which methodology gives a more accurate picture of a school's performance, but I definitely think the US News list is more in line with the reputation of Long Island's school districts."
I believe I was referring specifically to districts with large numbers of socioeconomically disadvantaged kids, like South Huntington- US News adjusts for that while pequaman's didn't. So yes, US News is probably more accurate for those types of districts.

I today's post, I was referring specifically to the US News 2014 rankings, and I was referring specifically to the top schools on the lists. Some of the US News 2014 rankings were quite different at the top of the list than reputation...

But you do bring up a good point that different methodologies probably give more accurate representations of some school districts than others.

Edited to add- how on earth did you remember a specific post of mine from over a month ago lol?!?!

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Old 05-08-2014, 07:16 PM
 
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I found the original comment very funny at the time for a few different reasons and then you flat-out contradicted yourself.US News both 'completely off base.." and "more in line.." . South Huntington did just fine in all the stats I've read so I wouldn't sweat it.

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Old 05-08-2014, 07:20 PM
 
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Thanks for doing this.

Surprised Hicksville hasn't picked it up still with the large indian population coming in year after year.

Anyway, here's last year's list for comparison: //www.city-data.com/forum/long-...ks-2013-a.html
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