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Candlewood Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 1073 students

 

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Posted May 15, 2013

Quality of the teaching staff leaves much to be desired. Their homework assignments are many times bewildering. The requirements are unclear, they copy assignments from prior years, even down to due dates. This especially confusing when holidays move around like Easter/Passover break. Some classes seem to have no clear reason to exist such as "Content Literacy" which appears to be little more than silent reading and vocabulary words.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2011

The academic education my child is getting is far to be the best of the State now imagine from the Country, And I am not even going to include the world because that will be asking too much. Very incapable staff. It is not the best education money can buy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2009

my child goes here we just moved and she loves it! it is so much better than the city schools i mean to live here is wonderful! good space nice people and a great school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2009

This is a terrible school. They don't prepare you at all for highschool and they have the stupidest rules that don't make sense. They don't even let you bring water bottles to school. Im in high school now and I found that nothing helped.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 25, 2009

this is my first year in candlewood and its been a really good experience for me i have more freedom and have a locker!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 3, 2009

This School is great! No matter what I want for my child, they get. The word 'NO' is not in their vocabulary. It's as if I don't even have to raise my child myself. Such a Deal!!! The best Education Money could buy!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2008

I'm from the Candlewood clas of 07. I went to Candlewood in 6-8th grade. It has good teachers, but a few bad ones. The school is modern, and has a track around its football field. It is a little bit strict however, and the District doesn't mail report cards;instead giving parents the oppurtunity to view them online. As a former student, I rate Candlewood 4 of 5 stars.


Posted March 18, 2006

Good school in a high-performing school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2005

some really excellent teachers, some are so-so. the extracurricular activities are great. the administrators have been disappointing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2005

this is an amazing middle school, with a true family spirit. kids are happy, teachers are excellent. the more magical of the 2 in the district. great art program. parent involvement is high.
—Submitted by a teacher


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.

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
83%
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.

353 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

352 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
88%
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.

355 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

353 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
85%
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 Students50%
Female54%
Male47%
African American33%
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities8%
General population58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%

Math

All Students47%
Female45%
Male49%
African American26%
Asian/Pacific Islander72%
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities9%
General population55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
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 Students51%
Female55%
Male47%
African American30%
Asian/Pacific Islander65%
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities15%
General population58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%

Math

All Students57%
Female54%
Male59%
African American41%
Asian/Pacific Islander81%
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities8%
General population66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
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 Students64%
Female71%
Male57%
African American50%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities16%
General population71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%

Math

All Students57%
Female58%
Male55%
African American40%
Asian/Pacific Islander78%
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities10%
General population64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%

Science

All Students95%
Female95%
Male96%
African American88%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities87%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
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

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 68% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 12% 9%
Black 1 11% 19%
Hispanic 1 6% 23%
Two or more races 1 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 1%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 11%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 7%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 64%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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  • MR. ANDREW GREENE

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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Dix Hills, NY 11746
Phone: (631) 592-3300

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