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Bay Shore Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1371 students

 
 

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Posted December 16, 2013

My children were all diagnosed as having ADHD and Central Auditory Processing disorder. My oldest son also has had hearing loss due to ear infections. The Bay Shore district did not do ANYTHING to help my children while they were in any of the schools. We had IEP meetings where I was told that my children were not failing enough to warrant services. The fact that they should have been able to stay in Honors classes if they received some services did not matter. Teachers were telling me to request the IEP meetings and when I went to the meetings I was denied any services. My oldest son was actually bullied and harassed by the Honors teachers in the middle school because he exhibited ADHD behavior. No help was ever given.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2013

This school is not interested in helping students with learning disabilities, handicaps or other issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2012

Office staff including principal are absolutely very rude. Teachers are wonderful. Not the greatest school WI is better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2011

My third child is currently in B.S. Middle School and we absolutely love the school, the educators, other parents and Security Personnel. Its an all around family oriented, caring environment. Kudos to all @ BS MS
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2009

I am very impressed by this school. I just moved into the district this year. I just had my first parent teacher conference and I was totally impressed. The teachers were so intuned to my child. They seemed to know her personality. They know her strengths and weaknesses. They did not treat my child like a number. The teachers all are willing to help her through her transition into the new district. The school also has so many clubs and activities. They are also starting to try to prepare her for college already in the 7th grade. Excellent school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

BMS is perhaps one of the best schools in NYS. The teachers are excellent and the administrators are efficient. This is my 3rs child going through and I have no regrets.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2009

My son loves the middle school. He has been doing great ever since he started. With caring teachers and after school activities, you just can't lose.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2008

We live and work in this district. An incredible spirit and sense of community exists here!! Schools are excellent--teachers are dedicated and well-trained.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2008

It has so many activites you can join which i think is wonderful
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 18, 2007

This is a great school with a wide selection of extracurricular activities. The teachers care and the schoolwork is challenging. Any extra help that a student needs is given to them, whether after school, before school, or at luch. Also, it is not a cliquish school. Not to mention, Bay Shore has a hefty budget, and is equipped with a weight room, wrestling room, two gyms, and a workout 'wellness' room, which has treadmills, stairmasters, and exersize bicycles. There is a computer lab with around 40 PC's. You can't forget the huge auditorium, great productions with the theatre and drama students, and any students involved in band won't be disappointed. I recommend this school to any and every sixth through eighth grader forunate enough to be a able to attend. Their parents have nothing to worry about.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 9, 2006

Great emphasis on looking ahead towards preparing for high school and college. Music and theatre productions are excellent. Wish that the staff would make better use of technology to communicate with parents on a regular basis and getting away from relying on kids to communicate info back to home (which rarely happens until its a crisis situation!) - Team teaching practices are good but would be stronger with a more integrated curriculum approach.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

Bay Shore Middle is an excellent place for children to be challenged to their potential. THe wonderful mix of ethnic backgrounds makes for a real world environment with dedicated professional staff who care for their students. I would highly recommend. Special note: Ranked Music and arts programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2005

The faculty and staff at this school seem really committed to allowing the kids in the community to develope and prpepare themselves for the next level of education. There seems to be sufficient good quality programs available to meet the needs of the children. The student seem to participate in significant off campus activities such as trips into Manhattan for cultural events and the school sports teams tend to be very competitive and highly regarded among their peers. The community continues to pass the budgets unlike many surrounding areas and from all of the comments I hear from other parents, the community is totally behind the efforts of the school district. I am very satisfied with the progress of my children and really admire the level of committment of the faculaty and staff at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2005

This is actually a review for the elementary school, %th Ave. In my experience this is an excellent school with committed teachers. I was homeschooling and wary of putting my 2 girls into school. However, I gave it a shot, and was pleasently surprised. The curriculum is demanding, and they have great music and art classes. Parental involvement is always encouraged. I was very impressed at my daughters progress in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2003

This is a wonderful school to work in and attend. The teachers are all very intelligent and the school offers a great environment for learning!
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

436 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 31% in 2013.

440 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
69%
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. 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.

438 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 28% in 2013.

438 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
81%
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. 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 34% in 2013.

502 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

507 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2011.

417 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%
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. 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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 40% 48%
Hispanic 32% 23%
Black 22% 19%
Asian 5% 9%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 3%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

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

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 64%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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393 Brook Ave
Bay Shore, NY 11706
Phone: (631) 968-1208

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