Earl L. Vandermeulen High School is a highly rated, public school located in Port Jefferson, NY. It has 363 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
350 Old Post Rd
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
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Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
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Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses
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Clubs & Activities
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- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses
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Earl L. Vandermeulen High School Reviews
Earl L. Vandermeulen, located in the heart of Port Jefferson, has some wonderful education opportunities. The faculty is pretty terrific, and I had a good relationship with many teachers. Port Jeff's biggest obstacle is its tiny size - my graduating class has about 90 kids in it. Accordingly, the options for classes (outside of STEM) are slim, and social opportunities are even slimmer. Luckily, I had a good friend group to make it through high school with. Not everyone here is as fortunate. There is an intense focus on academics, with students competing and pushing each other further constantly. This can be both good and bad. Looking back, however, I'm thankful for the opportunities this school has provided me, even if they were primarily academic.
The teachers often complain about being in work, grading (which is their job!!), and not being paid enough (even though they make 6 digits). They are often opinionated and biased in there lessons. A good portion of teachers give the impression, as well as verbally say in some cases, that they do not care if their students fail. The AP Classes are bs. The AP teachers will overload you with work to the point where you cannot absorb most information because your only goal becomes completing an assignment to not get a 0. In many classes, the students are extremely loud or playing on their phones very obviously, and yet the teachers do nothing. The teachers also will not give extra help in the mornings, and will only offer it during their own time schedules, which can be very inconvenient- especially for students with full schedules.
Staff complain @ being overworked, unappreciative of their perks & $$. The staff:student ratio is ridiculously high, incl. unnecessary admin. The district continues to give to staff & take from students ie. elem level language, Artists in Residence, pub. center, clubs (ie. sailing, we're a Harbor side community) field trips, ELA &other courses . They ask for mandatory "donations" for plays/supplies & such, "team building" field trips, (district is reimbursed 30% of what parents pay for trip) Many times the teachers don't show up for their scheduled extra help sessions. Many parents are paying for tutors to teach the material the district fails to teach either due to unrelated personal story telling or incompetence. It should be the parents that receive the Blue RIbbon Award. The community also supplements quite a few programs for the students. You do not get what you pay for here.