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West Middle School

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Posted November 1, 2007

My 3 kids have been in the Brentwood School District since kindergarten...and its been great! Of course, like any other school district, there are occasional problems, but the staff are always on top of it. The learning environment is very good, all 3 of my kids are excelling here. Yes, gangs are a little bit of a problem here, but no school district is without problems. I wish people wouldnt judge out school district by a few bad news reports. Our teachers are the most caring and involved teachers...my kids like to go back and visit their previous teachers year after year. The test scores are getting better and better each year, and a very high percentage of our graduates go on to college, and many come back to Brentwood to work and live after college, many even teach in the Brentwood School District!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2007

The district provides many resources for helping troubled / or special needs children. Physical and emotional needs are met. I have 7 adopted children who were born addicted, they range from severe ADHD, CP and bipolar. Psychological, physical therapy and special programs are available. Just ask.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2007

Our school are the best!! Our Teachers are great!! I give our schools 10 stars!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2006

About Brentwood School District's bad reputation - most of it is not true! My daughter has been going to Brentwood since first grade. For the most part it has been a very good experience. Any problems that came up the principle, administration & teachers were right on top of it. As for West Middle being a dangerous school for students because of gangs & yes the bad apples, as soon as even a rumor of a problem occurs, the whole staff at the school take action right away. There is not too many incidents that get out of hand. The teachers my daughter has had they were very caring. If the student is willing to learn Brentwood teachers are the best They take time out of there own schedules & lives to help students that ask for it or are recommended for extra help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2004

Yes, I know when you hear Brentwood you think Gangs, and bad school, and a horrible learning enviroment. But, I am here to open your eyes to a new world. A new place no one ever hears about. The schools in Brentwood are excellent, the students are smart and yes like a bunch of apples you have your bad ones. Too bad the bad apples get the fame.
—Submitted by a former student


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.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
48%
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.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
27%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
56%
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.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
27%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

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

All Students13%
Female19%
Male10%
African American8%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White8%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilities4%
General population17%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English16%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant13%

Math

All Students17%
Female19%
Male17%
African American8%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities7%
General population21%
English language learners2%
Proficient in English21%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant17%
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%
Female25%
Male16%
African American17%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White21%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities5%
General population24%
English language learners3%
Proficient in English22%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant20%

Math

All Students14%
Female17%
Male10%
African American5%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White18%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilities0%
General population17%
English language learners4%
Proficient in English15%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant14%
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 Students15%
Female18%
Male13%
African American15%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities2%
General population18%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English19%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant15%

Math

All Students12%
Female16%
Male10%
African American15%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilities0%
General population15%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English16%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant12%

Science

All Students59%
Female61%
Male59%
African American59%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities33%
General population65%
English language learners15%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 1 66% 23%
Black 1 18% 19%
White 1 13% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
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 217%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 260%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 79%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. FELICIA THOMAS-WILLIAMS

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