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Corning Free Academy Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 519 students

 

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Posted June 17, 2014

I have had more problems with staff and principals, autistic consultants and special education staff than any other school. My son has severe school avoidance and the school would not take ownership of the situation. He has no grades for the school year and is afraid of his teacher. I have requested numerous cse meetings and meetings with the autism consultant, teacher etc. but nothing has changed and they called cps on me, when it has been proven he is in the wrong class and his sensory issues with his autism was not accommodated by the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2009

The IB curriculum at this school is excellent. Students are encouraged to do their best. My concern is that they need to continue to encourage better discipline from the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2008

This is a very caring school for kids who struggle. The AIS teachers stay on top of issues and they work closely together to make sure your child succeeds.
—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 30% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
74%
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.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
65%
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.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
86%
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 Students31%
Female36%
Male26%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities0%
General population36%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%

Math

All Students30%
Female33%
Male26%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities3%
General population35%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%
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 Students40%
Female50%
Male28%
African American55%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities4%
General population46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%

Math

All Students47%
Female48%
Male45%
African American64%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities16%
General population52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
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 Students44%
Female50%
Male39%
African American30%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities4%
General population51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%

Math

All Students28%
Female25%
Male32%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities4%
General population32%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English28%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%

Science

All Students74%
Female75%
Male74%
African American70%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities33%
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
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 88% 48%
Black 8% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 23%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 10%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 236%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 21%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MR. RICHARD KIMBLE

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
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11 W 3rd St
Corning, NY 14830
Phone: (607) 936-3788

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