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Seven Bridges Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 613 students

 
 

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Posted April 14, 2012

This school is incredible. I am a teacher and am familiar with what goes on in a well run school and in a poorly run school and this school is the best I have seen. Seven Bridges is filled with talented and hard working teachers. The administration is first rate. I can't say enough good things about the principal and vice-principal. I came here because if I had children, this is where I would want my children to go. The students are hard working, polite, and conscientious. They clearly care about their education even at such a young age. In summary, you cannot go wrong with this school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 24, 2011

There is bullying at Seven Bridges going on especiallywith the 8th grade girls who will be Horace Greeley High class of 2015. There is a group of girls who are brutal and befriend kids and tell them they can not talk to anyone else and they make fun of them. It is all a game to them. They need to be punished. What is the future of our nation going to be like if this is one of the better school districts in NY State.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2011

I have heard good things about seven bridges, but I recently heard a tale of bullying that ended in a girl and her family moving and changing schools due to the severity. It sounds like the girl that was the victim has gone through a terrible ordeal. I am from Chappaqua in the Bell district, and it deeply saddens me to learn of this story. With two small children, I worry about the future, as I would not have guessed this could happen so easily in Chappaqua and appears to have been swept under the rug without consequences to the bullies.


Posted July 31, 2010

Seven Bridges is a very good school. My daughter has attended for three years and the staff and teachers are very bright, dedicated and creative. The community is largely made up of wealthy, jewish families who are very committed to having their children excel. Kids make a very big deal as to how their bat and bar mitzvahs are celebrated and who attended. There is little ethnic diversity, and virtually no economic diversity (property taxes can easily be $20,000 to $30,000 per year on average homes). There is certainly some bullying, mostly by girls seeking to stay on the top of what they believe is the social ladder. However, the parents are very involved and the teachers and admins take pride in their school. As such they attract the best new teachers and the positive spiral continues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2008

This school is near exemplary. Until this year, policies weren't very well enforced. Since the school has gotten a new V.P., policies have gotten tighter. Very safe, no such thing as bullying, administration is very good. Only 2 negatives: Some programs aren't very well coordinated and there is no easy access to public library, other downtown amenities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2008

This school is an exceptional school. The teachers are dedicated and I am learning new things every day. Extracurricular activities are plentiful. There are school clubs that will welcome anyone (I happen to be in student gov't). So far, like any other school in the Chappaqua CSD, this school is a great school
—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 30% in 2014.

153 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

152 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
89%
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.

170 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

169 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 29% in 2014.

144 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

146 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
96%
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.

169 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

171 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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
White 1 82% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 9% 9%
Hispanic 1 4% 23%
Two or more races 2 4% 1%
Black 2 1% 19%
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 0%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 21%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 75%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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222 Seven Bridges Rd
Chappaqua, NY 10514
Phone: (914) 666-7330

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