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Carthage Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 1015 students

 

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Posted December 3, 2013

this school is amazing. you have no idea how many good oppertunities, privilages, and fundraisers they have compared to others. they have dozens of sports even swimming. were else can you get onn a swim team in 7th grade? their science programs and teachers are fun and intelligent while art and music programs never fail to amaze me. As a former student I never realized how amazing it was until I was gone.


Posted June 3, 2013

This school is horrid! The assistant principal dresses like high class call girl, is hard-headed, and oblivious to the parents. She will smile her fake smile and without a listening ear do what's best for her staff. Majority of the students are military and without us, she'd be a clerk at the local 7-eleven.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2011

Though most of the teachers are nice, the principal is extremely hard to work with. She manipulates every conversation to have the parent agree with her point of view and does little or nothing to help. She also overall seem to believe that most children are bad people. My fifth grader was very confused to have 9 different periods, and 8 different teachers with the schedule changing daily. At the beginning of the year he was very confused about his homework. When I asked the principal to ask her teachers to give us a syllabus, she refused and said that my child is probably not confused but hiding the homework from me. My son is very honest and hard working and would never do that, he was simply not used to the High School set up in fifth grade. On other occasions when I have asked the principal for help, she has either refused or manipulated me into saying that I don't need her help after all. Also there are not any enrichment activities for gifted children. If you want your kids to learn the basics, the school is OK, but if you want children to excel you will be very disappointed because all curriculum is geared toward passing the state test.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

I have to agree with the post about confusing. There never really is information that is sent home. My son is unilaterally deaf and has a hard time hearing the intercom when there is a lot of noise around him, but they only give info in announcements at the end of the day and the kids are expected to know everything from that, bring it home, and go from there. I never know what is going on there. There is no PTO to speak of. A friend and I tried to help get it going and were completely ignored. The education is top notch from where we have been. He is in all excellerated classes and absolutely loves all of his teachers. I have never been able to say that before at other schools. The principle is supportive, but not equip to deal with any sort of problem, concern, or complaint.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2006

Good quality education. Supportive administration, Teaching staff is very concerned about well being of the students.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 10, 2005

My child is in 8th grade (8B). Most of the teachers do a wonderful job at emailing me if my son is falling behind before it's to late for him to get caught up. They really care about the students. They also answer my emails in a timely fashion. I also think the K12 planet website is a great website to view the progress of my child's grades and homework assignments. I am very pleased with this school in this aspect.
—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 31% in 2013.

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
51%
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.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
49%
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.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
67%
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.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
80%
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 Students24%
Female24%
Male24%
African American15%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracial19%
Native Americann/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities0%
General population29%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant24%

Math

All Students8%
Female4%
Male11%
African American10%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic3%
Multiracial0%
Native Americann/a
White8%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities0%
General population10%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant8%
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 Students26%
Female29%
Male21%
African American23%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities2%
General population32%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Math

All Students17%
Female19%
Male18%
African American23%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White18%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities0%
General population22%
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

English Language Arts

All Students31%
Female37%
Male23%
African American20%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial46%
Native Americann/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities3%
General population35%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Math

All Students17%
Female17%
Male16%
African American14%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial23%
Native Americann/a
White16%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities3%
General population19%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English17%
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

English Language Arts

All Students32%
Female36%
Male28%
African American24%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities0%
General population36%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%

Math

All Students18%
Female17%
Male20%
African American4%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White21%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities0%
General population21%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English18%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant18%

Science

All Students73%
Female75%
Male70%
African American88%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities30%
General population80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 2 81% 48%
Black 1 8% 19%
Hispanic 1 5% 23%
Two or more races 1 5% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 0%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 4%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 21%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 1%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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21986 Cole Rd
Carthage, NY 13619
Phone: (315) 493-5020

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