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Fox Lane Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 1014 students

 

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Posted December 14, 2013

Outstanding middle school organized as three "houses" to help students adapt to a school which is larger than their elementary school. Incredible opportunities for all students in the arts, music, drama, sports, clubs, etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2013

Over all a good school. The school itself is set up very nice although security issues need to be addressed. Principal is a jem, Most teachers are good, a few bad apples who have tenure so cant do anything about it but try to survive the year. The open core system is not the best, in my opinion. And the grading system is very confusing, seems like you cant figure out how they come up with them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2013

Overall a good school. The facilities definitely need updating, but budget constraints make this difficult. The new Capital Plan will (hopefully) address much needed updates to the science labs, which haven't changed since I went to school here back in the early 80's. The teachers and staff her are the real stars - most seem to really love their jobs and the kids. A few bad apples are normal and expected. Not giving 4 stars because of a lack of more challenging courses for students who need it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2010

The school has excellent teachers and dedicated staff. They strive to have all kids meet their potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2009

this is a very awsome school and the people there are very interesting and 99% of the teachers are very nice. and they all seem to like kids a lot. and they are very fun. the after school programs are very imformitive.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 10, 2009

I did not like there teachers teaching skills or the overall look of the school it is truly a outrage to public schools I would much prefer John Jay for my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2008

I went here the teachers were ok but a few were realy mean. the classes were realy easy they have very few honor coures
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 13, 2008

The teachers [spend] time with their students to work better at school. The classes are not very big and the gidence conclers are very very kind. It is a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2008

I am currently attending this school, and i love it. There is very great freedom, and most of the teachers are nice.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 30, 2005

FLMS is a wonderful place, my daughter loved her three years there. Although large in student population, the middle school is separated into three 'houses' -which gives the students a feeling of intimacy while giving them the chance to grow and branch out after elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2004

This school has taught my child really good, the teachers are nice and I observed that my child socialized more than before.
—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 29% in 2014.

320 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

313 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 29% in 2014.

325 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

325 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
85%
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.

311 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

189 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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 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
White 1 68% 48%
Hispanic 1 21% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 6% 9%
Black 1 3% 19%
Two or more races 1 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 4%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 214%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 47%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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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. ANNE MARIE BERARDI

Programs

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  • Core knowledge
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
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  • Attend parent nights
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Bedford, NY 10506
Phone: (914) 241-6144

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