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Robert Frost Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 994 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted September 24, 2012

I am a 8th Grade student of Robert Frost. I would have to say that the rules in RF are thoroughly enforced. The teachers are dedicated, and the school is very diverse. I absolutely love going to school everyday, not just to see my friends, but because i actually can have fun learning, but actually get what I'm learning. There are many extra-curricular activities after school. We get to go on many field trips, and there's a National Junior Honor Society which I have the pleasure of participating in. There are languages to take, French, Italian, & Spanish ; starting in 6th grade. I would recommend RF as a good school. I know everyone has opinions but I do think that RF is a good learning enviorment for grades 6-8.


Posted October 17, 2009

i go to this school....i think it is awsome...the teachers are great and i loved my ss teacher in 6th grade. they seperate the school into 3 teams, Maroon, Gray and White. im on the gray team. they keep the school in tight ruling to keep all of us in shape.....its a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 1, 2008

Security is woefully lacking. Rules are selectively enforced. Some of the teachers are sub-par and only remain because of who they know or are related to. Limited classes for gifted students. The Board of Education needs to open their eyes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

Very nice, clean and special school for our future astronauts, lawyers, teachers, docters, football players, basketball players, buisness men, police offic, etc....... to grow up in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2006

Many behavioral problems for teachers and administrators to deal with. Many good teachers who are doing the best they can, given some of the poorly behaved students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2005

Good school, some really great teachers. As a parent you must stay on top of your childs schedule to make sure they are getting what they need. Administration really does a great job running the school and making sure the buidling operates smoothly and gets what is available. Parents need to be more involved and actively monitor their children, this is the time when kids begin to experiment and too many parents are not paying attention to what is going on with their kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2005

Robert Frost has many dedicated teachers who truly want your child to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2005

Good school with dedicated teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2004

The only gifted education offered in Deer Park starts in 8th grade -- way too late. At that point gifted children are only given one or two class periods a week of 'enrichment'. That's why we enrolled our kids in a private school instead.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2004

If your child is intelligent, gifted this is not a school for them. The school district caters to lower end children and the best and the brightest are forgotten.
—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.

268 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

247 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
78%
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

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

222 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
81%
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.

302 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

181 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%
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 2 54% 48%
Black 2 18% 19%
Hispanic 2 17% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 10% 9%
Two or more races 1 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 3%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 1%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 70%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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Deer Park, NY 11729
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