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Selden Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1188 students

 

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Posted March 9, 2011

This High School provides the sports, education and challenging academic programs that creates a rich environment for a kids to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

My son went to Selden Middle School and had an outrageous learning experience there. The principal and teachers are people that care about the students in every way. They teach and care about the whole student, physically, emotionally and educationally. One of my son's favorite class was band. Thanks to band he excelled in all his other subjects knowing he had to keep up his marks to keep the honor to stay in band. He graduated from Selden first chair in the clarinet section, and all his other marks were all honor roll. Because of his experience in Selden, he went on to graduate High School and onto college. I think that Selden Middle School should definitely be considered to win the America's School Spirit Challenge.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

I was very impressed with the philosophy of the school's Principal. Thew guidance counselors are tops and the teachers are very cring and involve the parents
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Posted November 12, 2009

Great School, Great teachers, and just about any and every kind of program and/or activity that your child would wish to participate in is offered. From all areas of the arts and music to sports to academic programs. School spirit and events to promote it are provided regularly. However, the children whom truly need the most severe discipline, seem to face the least consequences for their actions.
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Posted March 31, 2009

Good school. Excellent extra school activities and PTA leadership. More competitive activities to develop and praise students with high potential would be introduced.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2006

I really like the way discipline is encouraged in this school, however I would like more to be expected of the children academically. More attention seems to be placed on those who either do really well, or really poorly. Those average students get kind of lost in the middle.
—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.

246 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

210 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
36%

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.

229 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

190 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
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 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.

233 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

364 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%
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 80% 48%
Hispanic 1 11% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 4% 9%
Black 2 4% 19%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 20%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 229%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 84%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

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. BARBARA PHILLIPSON

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  • Core knowledge
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

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  • Counseling
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  • Buses/vans for students only
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

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Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
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22 Jefferson Ave
Centereach, NY 11720
Phone: (631) 285-8400

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