About the Jr./Sr. High School

The School

Mayfield Junior/Senior High School is a comprehensive school with a college preparatory program, located in a rural semi-industrial upstate New York community.  Students can also enroll in vocational courses at the Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery County Career Education Center.

The school opened in September of 1939 and graduated its first senior class in June of 1940.  

All students receive a Regents diploma or Regents diploma with advanced designation. The Mayfield Junior/Senior High School is accredited by The New York State Board of Regents and holds membership in The College Board.

The Curriculum

The academic program is organized on a rotating, two-day schedule, with eight, 40 minute class periods daily for forty weeks per year. One unit of credit is granted for the satisfactory completion of courses. The minimum classload is six and one half credits per school year.  All students are required to earn a minimum of 22 units of credit to graduate.

1/2 credit = 1 semester; 1 credit = 1 year. Graduation requirements include: 4 credits (4 years) English; 4 credits (4 years) social studies; 3 credits (3 years) mathematics; 3 credits (3 years) science; 2 credits (4 years) physical education; 1 credit (1 year) foreign language;  1 credit (1 year) fine arts; 1/2 credit (1/2 year) health and 3 ½ elective credits.

Enrollment

There are 417 students enrolled in grades 7 through 12.

Grading                                

Mayfield Junior/Senior High School assigns numerical grades on a scale of 100.  All students enrolled in Regents courses are required to take the Regents examination for the final examination whenever they are offered by the New York State Department of Education.  Final grades are the average of the first ten weeks, second ten weeks, third ten weeks, fourth ten weeks and final exam grade.

Grouping

All classes are offered on the Regents level.  Based on teacher recommendations, past performance, student and parent expectations, students are able to take:

  • Advanced Placement classes in AP United States History,
  • AP Biology and AP Psychology. 

Fulton Montgomery Community College credit is available in:

  • BUS 101 (Principles of Business),
  • ACC 101 (Financial Accounting), 
  • MAT 120 (Intermediate Algebra ),
  • MAT 140 (Pre-calculus),
  • MAT 170 (Calculus I),
  • ENG 103 and ENG 104 (English I and II),
  • HIS 105 and 106 (Survey of American History I and II),
  • POL 101 (American Political Systems),
  • BIO 171 (Modern Biology),
  • SCI 136 (Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology), 
  • SCI 161 (Intro to Physics),
  • ART 101 (Studio Art),
  • ART 100 (Drawing I),
  • CIS 110 (Spreadsheets and Databases),
  • SPA  201 and SPA 202 (Intermediate Spanish I and II), and  
  • ITA101 and 102 (Elementary Italian I and II).  
  • PSY 205 (Foundations of Human Behavior) is offered through Syracuse University Project Advance. 

Unique electives offered include:  Digital Media, E-Commerce, Video Production, Sports and Entertainment Marketing, Forensic Science, History of the Holocaust, and Principles of Engineering.

Ranking                               

The cumulative average for each student is obtained by adding the numerical final grades and dividing by the number of potential units.  All subjects yielding units for graduation are included in the computation.  A weighted cumulative average will be computed at the end of the junior year and at the thirty week point of the senior year. For calculation of weighted cumulative average and rank, quality points are added to the final course grade, with two quality points added for each fourth year math and science course, five quality points added for each college level course and seven quality points added for each Advanced Placement course.  All students in a given graduating class are ranked collectively.

Test Scores

Mean SAT I –Critical Reading – 546, Math- 554, Writing – 500
Mean ACT English – 18, ACT Math – 23, ACT Reading – 20, ACT Science – 20, ACT Composite – 20

College Attendance History

Typically, a high percentage of students continue to college after graduation. Last year, 85 percent of the class continued their education after high school: 51 percent continued at a two-year college and 34 percent continued at a four-year college.

Extracurricular Activities

Athletics:

Baseball, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, cross-country running, cross-country skiing, diving, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, track and field and volleyball

Clubs:

Class Council, Drama Club, Jazz  Ensemble, Key Club, National Honor Society, Student Council, SADD/Post Prom Committee, Masterminds and Yearbook Club