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Bethlehem Central Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1224 students

 

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Posted September 20, 2013

This school is amazing the staff and teachers are great. There are several clubs and activities for the students. My daughter loved this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2012

Although Bethlehem is a good district, their middle school is a huge disappointment. First of all, it is very cliquey, there are many bullies roaming free in the hallways here, a lot of teachers don't know how to correctly teach their students and provide them with the help they need, and the building is DISGUSTING. Gum covering the bottoms of almost every desk, the bathrooms flood often, and the middle school pool was awful. The school's budget cuts are also awful on the middle school. There is a lot of room for improvement here.


Posted June 2, 2010

I honestly can say that i STRONGLY dislike this school.Most of the teachers are nice, but they say they care about students like me with organization "issues" yeah, its a lie. there is also a gargantuan issue with cliques and a wide spread of rumors. rumors legitamatly spread in 5 minutes throughout the whole school. Many students look down apon one another. it also upsets me seeing what kids like me do to eachother in this school. You see many kids crying. its the worst. i would also like to state budget cuts are horrible in this school district i know for a fact that many teachers are getting layed-off next year and i have a feeling that like last year and the year before that all feild trips will be cancled. music & art programs will most likely be cut too.they cant afford paper...enough said.


Posted April 6, 2010

The Bethlehem Central Middle School has a nice environment with many students and amazing teachers. Sure, they often give us a lot of homework, but we learn a lot all the same.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 30, 2009

This is an area with involved parents, highly educated families and voters that are willing to pay for quality education. Given all of that the school is really not performing in the way that it should. There is a greater importance placed on rules than there is on quality education. There is nothing inovative. Teachers view parents involvement as a burden. Bright children are too much work. While the grade school in the district was outstanding, the middle school is really a disapointment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2009

I go to bethlehem middle school as well, i think all of the teachers and staff are great. I love how no matter who you are what you do or how you act u feel like you are acpeted by everybody there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 2, 2008

I go to BCMS and I think the school is great! We have an excellent environment and a great group of teachers. There is nothing big I would change about the school. I think it is AWESOME!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 23, 2008

It has many clubs for any kid and has a ver warm and good enviornment.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 17, 2004

Bethlehem is awesome! The teachers care about us kids and don't just leave us hanging. Yeah, every once in a while we hit a bad egg, but no school can avoid that. Plus, the guidance councellors help us with that. Most of the teachers are top notch, and we always learn something in each class every day.
—Submitted by a student


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.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

385 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

386 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%
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.

410 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

412 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
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 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.

380 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

379 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

378 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%
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 Students51%
Female54%
Male48%
African American16%
Asian/Pacific Islander52%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities6%
General population58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%

Math

All Students51%
Female48%
Male55%
African American17%
Asian/Pacific Islander56%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities6%
General population58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
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 Students58%
Female61%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander61%
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities11%
General population66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%

Math

All Students51%
Female51%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander42%
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities12%
General population57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
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 Students62%
Female69%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander66%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities6%
General population67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%

Math

All Students40%
Female42%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities3%
General population43%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%

Science

All Students95%
Female96%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities58%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
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 1 88% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 6% 9%
Black 2 2% 19%
Hispanic 1 2% 23%
Two or more races 2 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 11%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 2%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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