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Stephen And Harriet Myers Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 669 students

 

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Posted June 24, 2014

Myers has terrific teachers, a strong albeit small group of involved parents, and has given my child an excellent education. My child has made great friends from diverse backgrounds and has loved his years at Myers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

Great Teachers .....Great Group of Kids ...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2008

I think Myers is a great school. The class sizes are small and the community is relatively closely knit for a public school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 27, 2007

my daughter goes to myers middle school and also think this school is the best in the district. the staff is great.and i feel my daughter is very safe at this school.mrs wilkins is a no nosence principal which is what is needed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2007

I go to myers and I really like it. I never worry about whether I'm safe at Myers because I know I am. The teachers are great and the students are nice.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 14, 2006

My daughter is doing well in this school. Her teachers and the principal are great. The principal is very involved and concerned about her families here. Safety and progress are on her top 10 list. I would recommend this school to anyone looking for a school where their child/ren will excel and get the needed help/support. The faculty as a whole are great! Parent involvement should be at a higher rate considering the enrollment number. Overall, I think this is the best middle school in Albany.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
55%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 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 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.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
29%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
43%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 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 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.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 33% in 2013.

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
28%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
28%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
58%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 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 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.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students17%
Female20%
Male14%
African American8%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities7%
General population18%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English18%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Math

All Students16%
Female18%
Male13%
African American7%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities7%
General population17%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English15%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 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 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students21%
Female24%
Male19%
African American14%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities3%
General population24%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English22%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant21%

Math

All Students8%
Female9%
Male7%
African American5%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities0%
General population9%
English language learners7%
Proficient in English8%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant8%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 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 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students20%
Female21%
Male19%
African American9%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities2%
General population25%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English22%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant20%

Math

All Students12%
Female12%
Male11%
African American7%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic4%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities2%
General population14%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English13%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant12%

Science

All Students53%
Female52%
Male52%
African American49%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities21%
General population59%
English language learners17%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 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 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 2 64% 19%
White 2 18% 48%
Hispanic 2 10% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 6% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 1%
Two or more races 1 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 15%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 275%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 5%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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  • Kimberly Wilkins

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