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Baldwin Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1229 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted August 20, 2013

My daughter learned a lot from this school... She was in ALL honors & struggled in Science but with extra help & tutoring she did wonderfully on her regents.... I was definitely worried about sending her to this school but the teacher were wonderful... Yes the kids can be rowdy but we have parents must take some responsibility on who are kids are around. My daughter made some great friends... Great school overall
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2013

This school is fun and many activities to do. But now since there is a budget cut some sports and clubs have been cut from the school. In school there are a lot of fights in the 7th and 8th grade over basically nothing. Most of the teachers are nice. No one follows the dress code. The principle is strict. The halls are a little crowed between classes. But over all the school is good and teaches kids good life lessons.


Posted August 27, 2010

My son completed 6th grade in June 2010. He and I were extremely dissapointed with the academic year. There was a total disconnect with the team of teachers. Every time I called the school it t took a week to get a call back and no meeting was ever scheduled. His math teacher was abscent about 90% of the academic year that I had to call and complain. My son spent more time with substitutes which frustrated him. The rest of the teachers were just okay. With that said, the test scores are not surprising to me and it confirms my concern that I expressed to the school. Socially things went very well and the PTA is great. Unfortunately, he will have to do another year here, unless I can get him into a private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2010

This is my daughter's first year at the middle school. She loves it! She is doing well and likes her teachers. There are many activities for her to choose from and she has tried a few that she enjoyed. We just saw the school play, which was excellent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2010

I have been at BMS for two years. It is really fun. The food at the cafeteria is really really good!!! The only bad thing is to much fights and cursing and bullying.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 7, 2010

The school is awesome..Maybe some teachers need to lighten up. But great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 13, 2010

This is my child's first year at BMS and so far he is doing really well. His teachers have been supportive and have had communicated well with me when needed. He has made many new friends and is very happy there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2010

This is my child's first year at BMS and I am not impressed. Teachers do not seem like they care if a student passes or fails. I have had issues with communication with teachers. I have been up to the school multiple times already and have had to challenge teachers to accept accountability for their shortcomings. I am moving out of Baldwin because I want to get my children out of this school .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2009

this school is not all bad i just got into the school this year and there have only been 2 fights in 6th grade the teachers are mostly nice and 6th grade is very welcome the principle is very kind and so are the deans and assistant principle unless your in trouble the after school programs are awesome there is an after school program for almost everything the hallways are crowded but you get used to it and dont mind to much after around a week or even day its really easy to get around and lunch is the best part the food is awesome and if you dont like it you can always buy a salad the lines are really long and people cut them but soon the lunch monitors stop that the lines take no more then 5 minites i recomend putting your child in this school
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 2, 2008

fights daily overcrowded limited amount of rude teachers academics is not good extra curricular activities excellent
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 30, 2008

This is my child's second year in Baldwin Middle School and so far it has been a very good experience. Mr. Brown should be proud of the upward direction the school is experiencing, academically. There are also many programs and clubs for the children to become involved in. There's something for almost everyone. One drawback is the large enrollment of students. The school is over-crowded. The PTA should be more active and visable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2007

Baldwin Middle School is a friendly kid atmosphere with a good academics and okay honnor programs.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 9, 2007

BAldwin Middle School is not the best school in acedemics The honors programs are challenging. The safey and disiple=in is not strong.


Posted June 8, 2007

Baldwin middle School is a good school. The teachers are not the best. The activitiest are the best. The principal is nice. The saftey in the school is horrible. Too many fights and threats. -BMS Student
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 1, 2007

As a new parent to the Baldwin schools but not to the community, I am extremely happy with what this school offers my children academically, athletically and socially. The vigorous honors program is challenging to say the least, along with all the sports and clubs offered to the children, keeps all the preteens and teens busy and happy. The constant encouragement from the coaches, teachers, deans, and administrators goes above and beyond just doing your job.I'm very happy with the middle school and so are my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2007

We are very happy with Baldwin Middle School. There is a challenging honors program and plenty of extra-curricular programs to keep the kids involved in positive activities. At a time when many schools have to cut back on the extras, I am grateful that our community supports band, orchestra, team sports, plays, and even 'youth center' to give our kids social and creative outlets for all their middle-school energy. Worth every dime of my property taxes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2006

The principal of my kids school has minimal involvement with the students. Problem teachers are not properly disciplined. Even the school support staff display a hostile attitued when questioned.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2006

Baldwin Middle School is a great place for all students. It offers many activities for every child in a diverse setting
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2005

We have two children which graduated from BMS. The programs available are great...from the 'Broadway' quality plays, to their music program. My youngest is now in the football team and had made a dramatic improvement in all his academic classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2004

Principle is very funny. Deens are strict but coopertive. People very wierd and upcoming teens, but everyone helps one another. I'm a student and to all upcoming 6th graders, 1st year is hard. But you will get used to it. So watch out for the 6th grade fun!
—Submitted by a student


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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 29% in 2014.

350 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

340 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
72%
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 29% in 2014.

327 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

286 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
73%
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 36% in 2014.

342 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

181 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
4%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 2 48% 19%
White 2 25% 48%
Hispanic 1 20% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 5% 9%
Two or more races 1 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 23%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20%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 58%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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3211 Schreiber Pl
Baldwin, NY 11510
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Phone: (516) 377-9321

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