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Posted June 29, 2012

I have been going to Olmsted since 5th grade I am now entering 7th grade and I think Olmsted is a GeatSchool. They have many challenging Academics. They also have many Great after and during school activities. Olmsted students are very smart and I also strongly believe Olmsted is a family. Many people underestimate this school because of City Honors but I think its just as good. All of the teachers are very nice and take time out of their own schedules to help student who are having troubles. We also have a very strong Principal and asst. Principal. They demonstrate very healthy orderly fashioned and academically healthy examples. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND OLMSTED MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL "FAMILY" AS A GREAT AND ACADEMICALLY CHALLENGING SCHOOL FOR YOUR CHILD. In order to be accepted into our Olmsted Family .. your child must pass a challenging enterance exam. Olmsted is and always will be my favorite school. I love Olmsted dearly. We stay together.. grow together and more importantly learn together. Once an Olmsted students will always be an Olmsted Owl For Life (unless they become a "Trader" and go to @CityHonors). I HIGHLY SUGGEST OLMSTED MIDDLE && HIGH SCHOOL. Rating out of 1-10 is 100)


Posted August 10, 2011

I have been at Olmsted since second grade and now am going into7th grade there I like the school the teachers more than the children there are ways to make it better but it's not bad I've really like going to Olmsted


Posted August 1, 2011

I went to Olmsted since first grade and I am now leaving for high school. My last year here was fun and I had a great time. Mr. Montante had to be the best teacher I ever had during my time there. He made math fun and actually helped me with everything I had troubles with. I am finding myself regretting leaving. I'm comteplating going back after a year. Olmsted was truely a great school


Posted January 30, 2010

I went here for 8th grade and I loved it. Mr. Montante is one of the best math teacher's I've ever had. I'm at City Honors School for high school, and I truly believe Olmsted provided the background for me to succeed. I will be attending an Ivy League or Ivy League quality college next year (haven't decided exactly where to go yet) and it never would've happend without Olmsted.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 23, 2010

i love this school with all my heart and i never want to leave. tg doesnt think so but i do i lone that we have diversity here and i am so proud that we have an excellant school here at 56 and everything is amazing!!!!!!! sg
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 26, 2008

I've tutored and helped at this school about 6x's. One of the teacher's has been Nat'l Teacher of the Year 2x's. It is a very multicultural school with plenty of activities afterschool. The school is very safe. The children are honor roll children or trying to be put on honor roll, so all of the students want to be there to learn. The NYS standards do not help children, but the teachers are superb. I would recommend summer school and then placing your child in this school if he/she has the potential but his/her current school lacks in academics and/or safety.


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 31% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
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 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 30% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
60%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
54%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
86%
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 Students37%
Female53%
Male19%
African American33%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities8%
General population42%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%

Math

All Students24%
Female26%
Male21%
African American18%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities0%
General population28%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant24%
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 Students54%
Female64%
Male43%
African American47%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities6%
General population66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%

Math

All Students46%
Female48%
Male43%
African American39%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities13%
General population53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
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 Students36%
Female43%
Male30%
African American31%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities5%
General population45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%

Math

All Students22%
Female16%
Male28%
African American16%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities11%
General population25%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English22%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant22%
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 Students39%
Female49%
Male31%
African American27%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities0%
General population44%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%

Math

All Students8%
Female3%
Male12%
African American9%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White10%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population9%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English8%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant8%

Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
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

Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
21%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
40%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
65%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

12 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
78%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
n/a
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

18 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Students43%
Female34%
Male58%
African American37%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
Non-migrant43%

Chemistry

All Students48%
Female40%
Male62%
African American42%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Non-migrant48%

Earth Science

All Students83%
Female77%
Male92%
African American71%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%

English

All Students89%
Female93%
Male80%
African American88%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%

Geometry

All Students72%
Female66%
Male78%
African American60%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%

Global History and Geography

All Students91%
Female92%
Male91%
African American89%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%

Integrated Algebra

All Students93%
Female91%
Male96%
African American89%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%

Living Environment

All Students85%
Female84%
Male87%
African American80%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students97%
Female94%
Male100%
African American96%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 2 56% 19%
White 2 28% 48%
Hispanic 2 9% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 5% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 1%
Two or more races 1 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 21%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 155%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 5%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 33%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 2%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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Phone: (716) 816-4330

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