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Dryden Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 380 students

 

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Posted August 15, 2004

I use to think Dryden Schools were great but not so much anymore. When they have to make budget cuts they are cutting the wrong things. Also if the children are in sports, they do not get much playing time in the games unless they are the coaches kids or a teachers kid, that is totally unfair to all other children that are on the team. They should also be taught that the sports competitions are only for fun and the coaches should teach them that winning isn't everything but their schooling is very important and needed. All rules should apply to everyone not just handful. Most of the teachers are pretty decent in Dryden if they would stop changing their subjects, classrooms, or grade level on them and be a little more consistent with the overall curriculum. Some of the teachers that do not know how handle kids shouldn't be there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

I grew up in the district and now have 3 kids here. There was a time that the school system had the best in mind for its students. However, over the years many things have changed. Due to high taxes, budget cuts, program cuts, the students have started to suffer. The educational performances of the district are some of the lowest in the area. While there is a special ed program, there are no gifted or advanced programs for students.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
60%
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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
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 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 Students17%
Female22%
Male12%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White16%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities0%
General population21%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English17%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Math

All Students11%
Female10%
Male12%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White11%
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities0%
General population15%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English11%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
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 Students27%
Female35%
Male21%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities0%
General population33%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Math

All Students22%
Female22%
Male21%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities0%
General population25%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English22%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
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 Students34%
Female35%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities0%
General population40%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English34%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Math

All Students24%
Female16%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities0%
General population28%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English24%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Science

All Students70%
Female70%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities34%
General population77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
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 92% 48%
Two or more races 2 3% 1%
Black 1 2% 19%
Hispanic 2 2% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 1% 9%
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 40%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 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 11%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. JOHN BIRMINGHAM

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118 Freeville Rd
Dryden, NY 13053
Phone: (607) 844-8694

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