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Acadia Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 781 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted July 18, 2014

All 3 of my kids went to Acadia and had excellent experiences. The way the staff make transitioning 6th graders welcome, and all of the activities they have to get involved in are well organized and help provide a well rounded education that prepared my children well for high school and on to college. This school district is one of the reasons we settled in Clifton Park after 11+ years of moving around the U.S. with the military.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2009

This school is good for accomplished students and students struggiling with certain subjects.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 3, 2008

I am a parent of four children in this district and a teacher of 20 years in a neighboring district and I can't say enough about how about the teachers and program at Acadia. (Especially the 6-1 teachers) They find the best in our children and pull it out, they raise the bar and then teach them to jump. It is an am amazing school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2007

I think this is an awesome school. The teachers genuinely care about the kids and seem to do well with discipline even though it is the parent s responsibility. My kid is in the special-Ed program and has done really well. The teacher keeps in contact with me on a regular basis keeping me in touch with what is going on so I can give her support at home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2007

I think that this school needs to get more diverse and let the students get involved in more activities that they are doing for themselves, like fundraisings for a really expensive but great field trip they wnat to go on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2003

Awesome School! I went there for middle school (I'm in 9th grade now) and it was absolutely the best school I have ever gone to (so I've been at Shen all my life, but so what?). The teachers are cool the principal is cool, its just awesome!
—Submitted by a former 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 29% in 2014.

250 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

250 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
51%

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 29% in 2014.

266 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

259 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
43%

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 36% in 2014.

257 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

194 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%
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 2 87% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 6% 9%
Black 2 3% 19%
Hispanic 1 3% 23%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
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 20%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 8%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 12%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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970 Rt 146
Clifton Park, NY 12065
Phone: (518) 881-0450

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