Sanford H Calhoun High School

1786 State St
Merrick, NY 11566
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Sanford H Calhoun High School serves 1,274 students in grades 9-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 98% (which is higher than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 98% (which is higher than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Sanford H Calhoun High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the New York state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the New York state average of 57% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Sanford H Calhoun High School places among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

Sanford H Calhoun High School's student population of 1,274 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 96 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,274 students
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Total Classroom Teachers96 teachers
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School Comparison

Sanford H Calhoun High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 4,239 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Sanford H Calhoun High School is 0.36, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Overall Testing Rank
#71 out of 4239 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
98%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
98%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:113:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
6%
9%
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Hispanic
12%
27%
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Black
2%
17%
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White
79%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.360.71
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Graduation Rate
95%
82%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
10%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBellmore-Merrick Central High School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Sanford H Calhoun High School is Roosevelt High School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Roosevelt Children's Academy Charter School (1.0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Camp Avenue School (0.5 miles away)
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