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South Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 896 students

 

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Posted August 24, 2011

As a student South middle school has been growing big as in more and more kids are coming because of how good our teaching system is. We were in the top 5 of the most highest New York State test grades ever. I love this school.


Posted November 29, 2010

I use to be a former student and the teachers I had where great, always kind honest and fair. Made alot of great friends there as well.


Posted October 21, 2009

I as a student love this school. It is the best school ever!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 27, 2009

It is a very good school. my children are in the top honor roll. so teachers must be doing something right!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2007

South tought me everything I know today. I turned into the young lady that stands up for herself and respects herself. No one can hurt me or make me feel bad about myself because I grew up in a school of such understanding and care. I am more then what I was 3 years ago when I entered south middle I'm now advancing towards the freshmen center in all honers classes. Thank you south. You made me not wanna give up in the hard early stages of my life. I'll never forget you -Alanna Rose Henriques 2002-2007
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 23, 2004

I as a parent loved to see my daughter and son go to the brentwood south middle school. they loved the school never were tired of it. I sure regret moving while they were in school. I had no chice or would have never moved. I would like to thank the teachers and all the staff of this school for making my children a better person and making them realize that everything they do or say counts,that they count, that they play a role in this society.
—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.

273 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
9%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

277 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
76%
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.

296 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

300 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
70%
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.

307 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

261 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
4%

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

290 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%
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
Hispanic 2 76% 23%
Black 2 17% 19%
White 1 4% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 16%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63%N/A43%
Source: 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 82%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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Special staff resources available to students School counslor
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs

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
  • MR. BERGRE ESCORBORES

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
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
  • School counslor
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
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785 Candlewood Rd
Brentwood, NY 11717
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Phone: (631) 434-2341

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