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6-8
Public district
Dix Hills, NY
Students enrolled: 1,745
 

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700 Vanderbilt Parkway
Dix Hills, NY 11746

(631) 858-3505
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Develops empathy: Strongly agree
June 30, 2015
I went to Commack Middle School back in the day and loved it. The teachers were fun and energetic when teaching which really made learning fun. If i remember, they are one of the top middle schools on long island. I met all my best friends there and still am very close with them today as well as their families. The great aspect that i remember was our guidance counselors. They can help with any issues we had personally or within school as well. They were more of a friend than just a counselor. For a family who wants their kids to play sports, their athletics are on the way up as well. Continually adding new addition to the facilities every year.

- submitted by a community member
Develops honesty: Strongly agree
June 30, 2015
I went to Commack Middle School back in the day and loved it. The teachers were fun and energetic when teaching which really made learning fun. If i remember, they are one of the top middle schools on long island. I met all my best friends there and still am very close with them today as well as their families. The great aspect that i remember was our guidance counselors. They can help with any issues we had personally or within school as well. They were more of a friend than just a counselor. For a family who wants their kids to play sports, their athletics are on the way up as well. Continually adding new addition to the facilities every year.

- submitted by a community member

June 30, 2015
I went to Commack Middle School back in the day and loved it. The teachers were fun and energetic when teaching which really made learning fun. If i remember, they are one of the top middle schools on long island. I met all my best friends there and still am very close with them today as well as their families. The great aspect that i remember was our guidance counselors. They can help with any issues we had personally or within school as well. They were more of a friend than just a counselor. For a family who wants their kids to play sports, their athletics are on the way up as well. Continually adding new addition to the facilities every year.

- submitted by a community member

June 25, 2014
I went to Commack Middle School all 3 years and had a great experience. The teachers were always helpful and the education that I received I felt was the best on Long Island. I know when I was there, they were a Blue Ribbon school which ranks them among the state s best schools for education. Their facilities were top notch and I know they recently expanded the building due to the size of students in the community who go to the school. One thing that was great was our guidance counselors. They were always on top of our grades and classes we needed to take which made it easy on us. Any problems we have with classes or people in the school, they were always there to listen and take action. I was a big sports guy so when it comes to sports, I have seen tremendous improvement throughout the years. The community is very involved, the competition has become better and the coaches are some of the best coaches on Long Island. They also try to provide the best equipment for the athletes. The Commack community overall is very welcoming. It s a large school for many new students to make plenty of friends. I would easily recommend this school for new families looking to move.

- submitted by a community member

September 12, 2013
I was a student in CMS for three years. The electronics rules are so unnecessary. You can't use them in the school at all. It's just so absurd and stupid. The school should listen to their staff and students about any kind of rule. But we as students could not speak up because we feared detention and other punishment from the dean. I regret not speaking up. When I was send to the dean one time, I was told I was selfish and cruel by the dean. I didn't even do anything to this kid. In fact, there was only one student that "pushed around" this other kid. The dean made me so nervous. I had to lie saying I did something to the kid. Because that is what the dean wanted to hear. The dean didn't do their research very well. The kid didn't even say my name or the 3 others. I was so shocked and so upset, I cried and could not go to my meeting. I even told the principal that I lied to the dean because I was so nervous. The dean never apologized for their mistake. That really hurt. I did volunteer work last year. I'll be joining "Cause For Paws" very shortly to raise money for animals in their time of need Does that make me a selfish and cruel person?

- submitted by a community member

June 08, 2013
Our school has the worse outdoors recreational lunchtime. The kids go outside and have to stay on the blacktop and have a small area to walk around in, they cant even enjoy their large grounds with a ball or play basketball or kickball. It's a disgrace and a waste of land and no physical activity for the kids at lunch time. They have to sit all day and cannot let loose on the grounds. They are bored to death with no additional equipment to help them play with. Alot of parent's felt the same as I did for their 6th and 7th graders, not a darn thing to do on the outside for them, what a shame, and the school wants to brag of how great it is! Lets tell the public how terrible it really is for the kids and how they have to sit like soliders in the lunchroom otherwise they get detention. Then once they get outside they have absolutely nothing too do!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 17, 2009
Commack is extremely blessed. The parents are very involved and truly care! The teachers are excellent. My experience with the Middle School was good. The 2 elementary school s were friendlier, But I must say the guidance couselors and Vice Principal were very helpful anytime I needed them! We have graduated now and moved onto High School but I must say Excellent experience all and all.

- submitted by a parent

July 29, 2009
I was a student at the Commack Middle School the past three years. I was in honors classes all three years. In sixth grade the student work quality was great in the honors classes, but I and other honors students have begun to notice that Commack Middle School just enrolls students that don't deserve it into the honors programs. The academics are great, along with all the scores on state tests, but I feel that the support program is lacking for some students. Teachers and guidence concelors favored some students over others. Although Commack Middle School is a great academic school, the teachers don't exactly know how to give the students much slef esteem during theese crucial years. Also, the 'three houses' system is almost premoting the fact that students shouldn't get to know other students and should only stick to getting to know a certain group of kids.

- submitted by a student
no rating
March 25, 2009
This school once was an excellent school but has deteriorated academically over the years. Three tracts were once provided to optimize a child's academic abitlity. Now, they only offer a one track fits all 700 plus students (that's per grade) except math and science which have an honors track as well as regular. The parents are too busy to notice what has happened to the academics at the school. They spend much time reviewing for state tests because those scores are in Newsday.

- submitted by a parent

November 29, 2008
The Honors classes offered at Commack Middle School are not truly 'Honors' quality. CMS is a microcosm of the entire school district. Large in size, its multiple layered bureaucracy prefers to maintain and defend the status quo, which is unfortunate for the children passing through it. Commonly, teachers will tailor their classroom activities and homework to prepare their students for upcoming standardized tests. Given the strong demographics of the student body, scoring well on these tests is not a laudable achievement. The school district lacks imagination and adaptability. If you have a bright child, look elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent

June 27, 2007
I feel that the middle school is wonderful. The teachers and staff are top notch. I really have no complaints.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
June 03, 2006
Wonderful academics, wonderful teachers, But Commack Dosent even have a pool for the kids.

- submitted by a student

January 17, 2006
commack middle school is a blue ribbon school with high excellence in achievement. The teachers are very dedicated to their students and provide alot of extra time for the students after to for extra help. Their are also other programs for students with special needs. this is a school dedicated to their students.

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2003
Its a great school its one of the best and it's a blue ribbion school!

- submitted by a community member

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Commack Middle School
700 Vanderbilt Parkway, Dix Hills, NY  11746
(631) 858-3505
Last modified Commack Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Commack Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top