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Allegany Limestone Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 271 students

 
 

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Posted August 26, 2013

This school system has major issues with people that were not born here. The administration at all levels is slow to react to anything. In trying to schedule a meeting with one of the teachers, "outside of their 7 to 3 work day was an absolute nightmare. This school district is dripping with that small town good 'ol boy network mentality
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2009

The ALCS schools are clearly near the best in this very rural section of the state. I have lived in many areas of the country and NYS and I take serious issue with the allegation that this school has inner-city, public school like problems with drugs and alcohol. There is a great sense of community in Allegany that extends to the school though it can be very difficult to break through the 'outsider' feeling which is somewhat typical of a small town. This school may not be without it's issues but I'd recommend it to anyone as a great place to raise and educate a family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2006

Allegany Limestone Middle School is a small, rural school. I have not been happy with it at all since my son has attended. If you have a child with disabilities, then this is not the school for them. I had to fight for over a year just to have him evaluated. Although it is a rural school, there are a lot of the problems you would normally find in inner city public schools with drugs and alchol.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
47%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
75%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
79%
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 Students28%
Female24%
Male31%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White28%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population30%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English28%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%

Math

All Students18%
Female14%
Male23%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population19%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant18%
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 Students39%
Female45%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities8%
General population44%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%

Math

All Students25%
Female21%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities0%
General population29%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English25%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant25%
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 Students42%
Female43%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities9%
General population47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%

Math

All Students18%
Female20%
Male16%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities9%
General population19%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English18%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant18%

Science

All Students86%
Female91%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities60%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
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
White 1 93% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 2% 9%
Hispanic 2 2% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 1%
Black 2 1% 19%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 20%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 230%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 24%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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3131 Five Mile Rd
Allegany, NY 14706
Phone: (716) 375-6600

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