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Martha Brown Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 843 students

 

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Posted January 23, 2013

I am very pleased with Martha Brown. This is my Eldest s first year in Middle school so our anxiety was pretty high but through the school open house we were put at ease. The school has an open house for each grade and even smaller groups for first year attendees of the school. The teachers covered what they were going to teach, how they were going to teach it, what to expect and how to get involved. The principal and staff spent some time going over how they teach the students how to manage different classes and teachers and how to organize their work into a binder for planning purposes. I was very impressed. The school does have a heavy homework load and there is a study hall but the work load is still heavy. The teachers are great working with the students and parents to ensure that the student is not falling behind. The teachers and principal communicate with parents very often and address issues immediately. The afterschool clubs are run very well, they are organized and staffed properly to add to the students educational experience. From my perspective I find this school to be very well ran.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2005

Excellant teachers, great extracurricular activities with ample student clubs etc. School Counsellors are very helpful. Gifted and talented students program is available.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

230 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

223 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
89%
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.

260 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

255 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
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 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.

250 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

178 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%
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 88% 48%
Black 2 6% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 4% 9%
Hispanic 1 3% 23%
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 10%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 217%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 16%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. DAVID DUNN

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665 Ayrault Rd
Fairport, NY 14450
Phone: (585) 421-2065

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