Sewanhaka School District Excels Compared to State Report Card

Local schools beat the national average in some key ways.

The high schools in the blew New York State's average out of the water in several categories of academic proficiency, according to reports issued Friday by the New York State Education Department. 

To see New York State's report card, click here.

The District's numbers have remained relatively constant over the past three years. Its enrollment is 8,449 for the 2009-2010 school year. It was 8,462 the previous school year and 8,422 in the 2007-2008 school year.

The annual attendance rate has been 96 percent from the 2007-2008 school year through the 2009-2010 school year.

The district has gotten more experienced teachers this year with six percent of them having less than three years of experience and 46 percent who have a master's plus 30 hours or doctorate. The previous school year, 10 percent of teachers had less than three years of experience and 40 percent had a master's degree plus 30 hours or a doctorate.

The teacher turnover rate in the district has gone down. In the 2009-2010 school year, it was 17 percent for teachers with less than five years of experience; the previous school year it was 21 percent for that same type of teacher. For teachers more generally speaking, the turnover rate was nine percent this school year and 12 percent last school year.

Here's a chart comparing some of the 2009-2010 school year results of New York State on average and the Sewanhaka District:

Category NY Average Sewanhaka District Comprehensive English Regents (score of over 85) 35 percent 57 percent Mathematics B (same score) 16 percent 14 percent Integrated Algebra (same score) 15 percent 25 percent Geometry (same score) 20 percent 28 percent Trigonometry (same score) 27 percent 57 percent Global History and Georgraphy (same score) 29 percent 50 percent U.S. History and Government 29 percent 64 percent Living Environment 31 percent 53 percent Physical Setting/Earth Science 31 percent 50 percent Physical Setting/Chemistry 15 percent 25 percent Physical Setting/Physics 33 percent 38 percent Annual attendance rate 93 percent 96 percent Teacher turnover rate 21 percent 17 percent English Language Arts Seventh Grade 50 percent 63 percent ELA Eighth Grade 51 percent 74 percent Math Seventh Grade 62 percent 69 percent Math Eighth Grade 55 percent 65 percent Science Eighth Grade 71 percent 86 percent


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