School Details

Babylon Junior/Senior High School

50 Railroad Ave, Babylon, NY 11702
(631) 893-7920
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-12 823 students 13 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

39%
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28%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2012
  • Babylon Ufsd average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

47%
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27%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2012
  • Babylon Ufsd average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
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87%
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78%
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79%

Regents Exams (RE)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English language arts, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics and several foreign languages. The results for English language arts, math, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics, global history and geography, and US history and government are displayed in GreatSchools profiles. 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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Babylon Ufsd average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Babylon Junior/Senior High School is a public high school in Babylon. The principal of Babylon Junior/Senior High School is MR. AL CIRONE, whose e-mail is acirone@babylonufsd.org. 823 students attend Babylon Junior/Senior High School and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 1% of the Babylon Junior/Senior High School students have "limited English proficiency." 14% of the 823 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Babylon Junior/Senior High School is 13:1. West Babylon Senior High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 84% 84%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Asian 3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14% 8%
Limited English proficiency 1% 1%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    The school itself is wonderful. Grades 9 through 12 are generally all very close and caring for each other. In mostly 7th and 8th the kids are "cliquey". When the children end up growing out of that phase everyone's just nice with each other. The teachers try to teach as best as they can not to say that their aren't a few that fall through the cracks but for the most part they teach well and make sure the students stay focused. I saw that there was a previous post about how the principle isn't involved and what-not I agree Mr. Visbal wasn't a good principle but this year we have gotten a new principle Mr. Cirone and he is wonderful. He is involved with absolutely everything he knows every student by name and he's very easy to get along with and tries to suit the needs of the students as best he can.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is bad. i hate it and it is way too small. out of the 10 teachers i have i like ONE. the academics is bad and they give no good oppurtunitys to those who excell. it is WAY to small for the people that go there and i am hopeing to go somehwere else. way to cliquey and not very good. the teachers are rude and have NO RESPECt.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school needs some improvements made 1st a principal that cares what is going on in the building instead of just sitting in his office. Next if you make a dress code it should be abided by not just put on paper. Last maybe they should take notes from the grade school and work on the character in the building. This year is Mr. Visbal's last year maybe we get a principal that cares about the school and not the money.

  • (4 years ago)

    Horrible detestable service in NUMEROUS programs the school offers. For example the summer school of year 2010 offered NO transportation and the school could no longer afford it so the summer school was in other far off towns...again the school offered NO TRANSPORTATION. Also on several occasions I've attempted to get in contact with the principal in regards to a mistake the school made on my childs credits and the principal avoided me. I pity the students and staff of this decrepit school system known as BHS.

  • (5 years ago)

    School is just OK. Lack of disipline. Very cliquey...Not a lot of academic choices. Teachers are overwhelmed with teaching 7-12 rather than just H.S. students. My child has been exposed to too much too quickly as a 7th grader becaue of the mix of Jr/Sr kids..

  • (5 years ago)

    Great school It has heart. You will find truly amazing athletes here as well

  • (5 years ago)

    I have been a student and/or a parent in this school distict for over 43 years. The academic programs offered are diverse and if you seek it out you will find what you are looking for. Some sports teams get more attention than others and the 'no-cut' rule in the lower grades 7th & 8th do not teach the children about the real world. getting cut only makes you want to strive to be better.

  • (6 years ago)

    i am an 8th grader here and this school is anoying becasue there arent many kids there so u only know a limited amout of people however the education is good but we stink at sports because of our stupid no cut rules for the 7th and 8th graders

  • (8 years ago)

    I graduated from this school in 2002 after moving into the area before my sophomore year. Yes it is somewhat crowded with grades 7-12 there but it is a great school for academics has a wide variety of extracurriculars and the administration really doesn't allow for any riots to start. You can complain about certain teams being forced to the other nearby schools but this is a great safe school to send your kids to.

  • (9 years ago)

    I believe Babylon Junior/Senior High School is a good school however you must stay involved with your child because even though this school is small your child can 'fall between the cracks' if you do not know what your childs weaknesses are. I also think this school focuses too much on athletics allowing kids to skip last periods to go to games or meets.

  • (9 years ago)

    Because it is a small school it seems somewhat limited in advanced courses that are offered. The school has a lot of extracurricular activities to choose from.

  • (9 years ago)

    Though i think that this is a great school it needs alot more space for the amount of students there. I know that babylon is a small town and space is limmited but it is rediculous. The pick-ups are horrid crowded and someone will get killed. The offerings for the school are also a bit limited. I think the acidemics are fine but the things like water fountians ect need to be fixed. The feild space is horrible it is aful that kids have to go the the elementary schools for socer volleyball ect while most boy sports are kept at the high school itself. If the want sports why should the kids have to go somewhere else. in particular this seasons volleyball vs basketball why did girls volleyball get kicked to the little little k-2 school because the big high school had no room. UGH.

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