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Dover Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 351 students

 

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Posted July 28, 2014

where to start I'll start at the top the principal mrs.Rizzo. she leads the parents on to things that she was handling a situation in which he is not.she had her hand picked group of students in which she sees no wrongdoing in them and then has some students in which she has singled out and makes in her job to let the students know that she is on them for what they're wearing when they should be and who this should be talking too while her hand picked groupies can wear say and do as they choose with no consequences. a few of her groupies are the biggest bully in the school and are allowed to pick on children have their friends pick on them and nothing happens to the bullies because miss Rizzo sees no wrongdoing and then makes the student that is being bullied apologize to them hello unfair and uncivilized. her hand picked groupies are you in the Upper hands in every situation so the bullied child feels so alone and unable to seek help.I think it is time for a change any new principal stricter rules in which the superintendent needs to get his A game on and take care of it truly yours apparent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

My child has been in this school for less then one school year so far my child has went from being a a to c student in the last school to failing everything here. I have not seen one teacher call me or even offer my child extra help. I think the part that has disturbed me most is the lack of communication the staff has had with me on my childs needs.So all and all I dont think you are doing all you can to communicate with parents or pay attention to what a childs needs are.
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Posted February 27, 2004

I have to agree that the school is secure, well run, pleasant atmosphere and good community. The children are responsible for their own work, and that's good. Teachers are attentive, always return my calls, answer my notes. They are polite and look out for the child's emotional well being (not embarrassing them on personal issues, but guiding towards good behavoir) as well as academic well being. The teachers go out of their way to help the children become acadmeically successful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

The principal of this school get very involved with the students. She is always there to help children as well as parents with any concerns. Most of the teachers are very willing to talk to parents to make a childs learning a success. Extracurricular activities are offered but often the parents don't find out about them. Some kind of news letter should be sent home to make parents aware of these activities. Children of today tend to be lazy and not get involved with such things.
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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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
41%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
55%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
16%

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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 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

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 77% 48%
Hispanic 2 13% 23%
Black 1 8% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 11%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 238%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 9%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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  • MS. PATRICIA RIZZO

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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2368 Rt 22
Dover Plains, NY 12522
Phone: (845) 832-4521

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