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Clinton Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 313 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2012:
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Posted June 13, 2014

My daughter is in the 7th grade and has attended Clinton Central Schools since 1st grade. The school system was the reason we moved to this town and we could not be more satisfied with the top notch education she is receiving. I have been very happy with each and every teacher that she has had. I must disagree with the previous two reviews from the "newcomers" I moved here from out of state and have always felt welcomed by the school and the community. I would recommend this community and school system to anyone looking to raise a family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2012

I agree with the other newcomer. This community and the school is very cliquey and does not welcome anyone from the outside. There is a lot of parental involvement in the school but if you are not in the inner social circle forget about trying to volunteer. You will be ignored and shunned. It is a struggle to get any help for children with learning issues as the school actually gives wrong information to dissuade parents from seeking help. There are lots of problems with bullying that have not been addressed for years because it has been perpetuated by the sports stars who are treated like gods. Very small minded district. The district seems to want to cut any creative programming that remains. Some nice teachers but they all seem very stressed out and afraid to speak their minds. It is the factory model of schooling. Very disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2012

I am truely disapointed in this school system, they have let my child fall between the cracks. If you have a child with a learning disability, emotional disability, or physical disability they will not be the school I would recommend at ALL. They have very limited resources, counselors and guidance help. They are unaccomidating in all aspects from student to parents. We were told to move here because of the 'exceptional' school district and welcoming town folks, we have been shuned by teachers, nieghbors and the community for being newcomers. Dont let the other reviews fool you, this community and school system is NOT all it's 'made' up to be. I am pulling my children out of the school system and putting them into private schools locally.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

CCS is a great school! The students, teachers, principal are all wonderful. What I don't like about the school is seeing some of the kids smoke cigarettes on campus. You see the HS student's do this openly. Some of the MS students are also smoking and offering the younger kids cigarettes too. My child has been offered a smoke more than twice and many of the MS and HS students dip tobacco. But other than the small number of students smoking, dipping and offering, CCS is a great school. The kids are not mean to new comers. Clinton is a wonderful community to be a part of. I love that I found a place where my child can play safely outside and enjoy his childhood. This is a great place to raise kids and the great small school is just icing on the cake.l love Clinton and CCS. We are fortunate...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2008

I have a really great time in Clinton. I've learned so much not just education but life lessons. All the teachers are great and you can go to them at any time with no problem. I really recommend this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2004

I have a child in 8th grade. She has been in the Clinton schools since 4th grade. Clinton offers so much to the students. The teachers are wonderful and the parents and community are involved. I chose to live in Clinton because of the schools. I am not disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


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 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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
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 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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
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 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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
2%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%
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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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 92% 48%
Hispanic 2 4% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 3% 9%
Black 2 2% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 20%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 117%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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 17%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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75 Chenango Ave
Clinton, NY 13323
Phone: (315) 557-2260

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