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Sanford H Calhoun High School


Overview

Student Enrollment
1,322
Best High School in New York
#37
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District BELLMORE-MERRICK CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
Type Public
 Phone (516)992-1300
 Location 1786 STATE ST
MERRICK, NY 11566
Charter School No

Sanford H Calhoun High School has an academic rating significantly above the average for New York high schools based on its high test performance, high graduation rate and high AP course participation. It is ranked 37th in the best public high schools in New York.

Demographics

Race

The Sanford H Calhoun High School student body is mostly White with a small Hispanic population and has very low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White86.1%1,138
Black1.8%24
Hispanic6.4%84
Asian Pacific5.4%71
Native American Indian0.4%5
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0%0
Two or more races0%0

Family Income

vs. other New York high schools
Upper 5.8%

6.4% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the New York high school median of 39%. By this measure, SANFORD H CALHOUN HIGH SCHOOL students are largely wealthy and rank 53rd in New York for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman325
Sophomore316
Junior319
Senior344
Total1,322

Academics

Completions

Graduation Rate
95%

9 out of 10

Rank: 103rd in New York

Subgroup Graduation Rate
All Students95%
New York Median87%
Percentile90%
White95% or more*
Blacksuppressed*
Hispanic80% or more*
Asian Pacific80% or more*
Native Americansuppressed*
Two or more races.%
Economically Disadvantaged80% or more*
Limited English Proficiencysuppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

State Standardized Test Performance

10 out of 10

Rank: 30th in New York

Students at Sanford H Calhoun High School scored an average 99% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the New York State Education Department. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 92% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 1% of New York high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls95% or more*95% or more*
Boys95% or more*95% or more*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islander50% or more*50% or more*
Blacksuppressed*suppressed*
Hispanic80% or more*80% or more*
Multiracial--
White95% or more*95% or more*
With Disabilites90% or more*90% or more*
Limited Englishsuppressed*suppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Participation

4 out of 10

Rank: 479th in New York

169 out of 663 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (25%). College admission testing participation is about equal to the New York median rate of 27% and in the bottom 49% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

8 out of 10

Rank: 64th in New York

Sanford H Calhoun High School offers 17 AP courses. 37 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 91% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all New York schools of 18%. Sanford H Calhoun High School had 443 taking AP exams with a 393 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 86% percentile and well above the state median of 68 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 89% 68%
Students enrolled in an AP class 37% 18%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 7%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 9%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 36%
AP Courses Offered 17

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate19%16%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate18%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate19%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
New York Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
New York Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students4.7%66
Boys6.7%49
Girls2.6%17
New York Median4.8%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.4%20
Boys1%7
Girls1.8%13

Location

Sanford H Calhoun High School
1786 STATE ST
MERRICK, NY
11566
(516)992-1300

10 out of 10 1

District

BELLMORE-MERRICK CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
NORTH MERRICK, NY