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Herricks Middle School

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Posted July 3, 2009

The first day I stepped foot into this school, I felt that my children were going to do well. The teachers in this school are great. The principal and the assistant principal very good as well. The discipline could be a little tougher but not too soft on the kids. I was very happy with my children in this school and only wish the high school teachers cared as much about the students as the middle school does.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2008

i luv this scool! It is so much fun nd i luv the after school activities. This year I was in the school's musical and track but thier were so many more to choose from. I recomened this school to everyone!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 4, 2006

hms is a very good school with many extracurricular activities. There are many good students. They are competitive but in a good way.Parents are involved and the environment is welcoming. but there is no air conditioning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2005

Over rated. Ok for b student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2005

My child was a 6th grade student this year at the Herricks Middle School. I must rate the teacher with a very poor rating. The students missed out on quite a bit of math because the teacher never took the time to teach it. As for the Science, Foreign Language, and other teachers, I must say they were excellent. The Guidance Department was fantastic. Always on top of everything with the students. The level of parent involvement was satisfactory. Availability of extracurricular activites was also satisfactory.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2004

Herricks is not perfect, but really good. The teachers are great and (usually) have some degree in teaching or what they teach. The music program is great. There are classes for students with different levels of knowledge on that subject. There are three main trips, one in each grade, giving the students something to look forward to before and talk about after.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2004

Though the budget is small and the lunch period is short, I think that the school gets very high achievements out of its students. I am quite satisfied with this school, even though I know it is not the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2004

Schools are supposed to give homework. Teachers are supposed to work only 180 Days. The school year is a time to work and learn. If people are concerned about bullies teach there kids to respect themselves. How can people ask schools to do more and demand cutbacks in the same breath? You want better teachers? Well they go where the money is. This district needs work like any other in Long Island. Herricks is a great district to live and learn.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 19, 2004

I have two children in the district and I went to the district. If you are a AP child or a Special Education Child it's great. But for the middle road kid, they get lost. The teachers/administration are way overpaid. These teachers work only 180 days. This district along with other nassau county district's need to cut back.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2003

This school has high academic performance, but lacks students necesities. There is a very short lunch time. There is only 22 (twenty-two) minutes of lunch. No recess. There is alot of bullies. Alot of stress. Homework can range from one hour to 4 hours. The work is exceeding capacity. I believe that this school needs major improvement. -aasociety
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

290 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

290 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%
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.

358 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

359 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%
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.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%
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 Students55%
Female60%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities5%
General population61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%

Math

All Students67%
Female68%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander76%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities8%
General population75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
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 Students57%
Female66%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander65%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities10%
General population65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%

Math

All Students64%
Female61%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities16%
General population72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
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 Students70%
Female74%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities16%
General population76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%

Math

All Students60%
Female60%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander79%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities6%
General population66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%

Science

All Students84%
Female82%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities59%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 52% 9%
White 2 41% 48%
Hispanic 1 6% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Black 1 0% 19%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 21%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 1%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 69%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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  • MS. JOAN KEEGAN
Fax number
  • (516) 739-4738

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7 Hilldale Rd
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