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North Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1052 students

 

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Posted September 6, 2013

This school for my is the best !!!. I was suppose to go to East Middle but I refused coz I know that in East I was going to see the worst people. Some of my friends that goes to East Middle wished they went to East Middle coz they don't like the face how some girls in East talk bad about each other and i North that has never happened to me. I love North Middle so i begged my parents to transfer me to North, and now i'm going to North!!.


Posted April 25, 2010

Despite all the problems in the neighborhood, the teachers in this school tried very hard to instill knowledge and values into their students.


Posted April 27, 2008

My son has been attending this school for almost 2 years now. While I do admit that the environment is different from the school he came from in the city. That is not to say that it is bad, just different. While I have seen the many challenges that the staff has been faced with, one thing does impress me, and that is the staff that wakes up every morning to give their all to our children. I have read and heard some negative remarks that have been given to the staff. I personally cannot agree, as I feel that every staff member I have come across, seems dedicated to teaching these children. Instead of knocking the school and its staff, I think we as parents need to step back and ask ourselves, 'What contribution can I give in order to help make this school more productive?' Thank you, Staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2008

This school is great school because all of the after school stuff they have it has a great envirorment and my son says its really fun!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2005

both of my sons attended this school. There is plenty of opportunities here. The administration know each and every child and communicate with parents constantly. I would rate this school and A+. The sports program here is great and coaches are dedicated. However, there seems to be a problem budgeting for equipment for football team.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2005

My daughters and nephew go to that school and they love it, the teachers there are great and they like to go to the school, my daugthers love the school and love to go there everyday they need help with the 8th grade ELA but they have the best Honors classes in there, they have a lot of good teachers like Mr.Nanos and Mr.Mcguinn that do whatevere they can to help them get a better grade. The staff is great and North Middle School is on the top of my list.
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Posted July 19, 2004

In my opinion, I would say North Middle is one of the weakest schools I have ever seen. Its test scores are below state average. Some teachers in the school should pay more attention to their students, instead of trying to act cool. I have seen teachers be so lazy that they can't grade their test papers on time. Also I have started to notice that most kids that get in trouble, take the discipline as a joke or they think that discipline makes them look cool. The staff members should be more harsh on the discipline and take more action because what they do isn't enough. There have been countless fights in this school and most kids seem to enjoy that. If I had a choice to choose my school, North Middle would be on the bottom of my list.
—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.

327 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

318 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
66%
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.

347 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
7%

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

324 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
9%

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
50%
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.

331 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

284 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
4%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

360 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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 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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 1 78% 23%
Black 1 14% 19%
White 2 6% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 218%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 258%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 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 76%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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  • MR. MATTHEW GENGLER

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