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Robert M Finley Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 667 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2014:
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2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
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Posted April 16, 2013

My child was not happy at this school. I agree that there are teachers who are ineffective, using belittling, and mocking at times to embarass the students. My children would come home stressed from teacher's sarcasm and ignoring of problem behavior (e.g. students cursing at and around my children without any action taken). I seriously thought about home schooling. I was surprised that the principal made such an effort to have fun at school that they had a dress up as a "superhero or villain day" and a separate "zombie or vampire day". I would have liked to have seen more academic motivation through math, science and grammar games.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2013

Most of the teachers at this school are highly ineffective. The students are all treated like juvenile delinquents because of a few bad apples. The teachers actually bully the kids in some instances. To top it off, the kids don't learn anything. Discipline has always been a problem. I had a lot of hope in the new principal but I am not sure he can get past the obstacles to bring about change.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2012

I feel the teachers try but require more parent involvement. Where do the kids that go to elementary school within the district go? They don't seem to be part of the student body.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2006

I've been going to the Glen Cove The Robert M. Finley Middle School for 4 years. Grades 5-8. Now they only do grades 6-8. Anyway the quality of this school. The school quality for teachers is pretty good. Most (90%) of teachers here do a great job and love what they do. Then you got(like all schools) the other teachers. These are the teachers who seem power obsessed or just don't know how to teach, but this school is a winner of a lot of teacher of the month awards. Next is After school activities. This school has a nice amount of after school things to be involved in. a lot of sport's stuff, a media club, and even a student council (Which is more of a charity group). As for recommending this school to people I would say yes.
—Submitted by a student


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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 30% in 2013.

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 31% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
56%
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. 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.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 28% in 2013.

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
62%
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. 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 34% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2011.

174 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
66%
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. 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

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 46% 23%
White 35% 48%
Black 11% 19%
Asian 4% 9%
Two or more races 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 7%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 2%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 56%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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Glen Cove, NY 11542
Phone: (516) 801-7500

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