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Gowanda Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 388 students

 

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Posted June 18, 2013

Horrible school! My straight A student went to a D and F student and suffered from physical bullying here and they really did nothing about it even with their new anti bully program.. :( When I tried communicating with his teachers, only his science teacher communicated. The others took FOREVER to respond, even then, his teacher didnt do what he said he would do during our conferences. Sad really, I had good hopes for this school when we started here. I am pulling my son out of this school and enrolling him elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2009

I myself think G.C.S. is a great place for children to get to know eachother. The school has many after school activities like primetime or the ham radio club. I believe any parent should bring there child here to learn. My daughter improved fast when I transferred her to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2009

I love doing musicals at the school 1 bottem line is I love it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 29, 2009

I have to agree with an earlier post of the how the academics have improved since I went to school there. My children both enjoy school and Mr. Smith is wonderful
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2007

I have seen this school go from substandard academics where the students had no desire to succeed to being among the best. The credit goes to the principal, David Smith. Now it is cool to learn and succeed in this school. Check the scores.
—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 31% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
31%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
31%
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 30% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
43%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
64%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
80%
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 Students14%
Female9%
Male16%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American4%
White19%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilities0%
General population16%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English14%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant14%

Math

All Students8%
Female2%
Male12%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American0%
White12%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilities0%
General population9%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English8%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant8%
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 Students18%
Female22%
Male14%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American3%
White25%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities0%
General population21%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English18%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant18%

Math

All Students15%
Female14%
Male17%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American7%
White21%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities0%
General population17%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English15%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant15%
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 Students9%
Female9%
Male9%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American0%
White12%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilities0%
General population10%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English9%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant9%

Math

All Students8%
Female9%
Male7%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American0%
White11%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disabilities0%
General population9%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English8%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant8%
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 Students23%
Female30%
Male15%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American21%
White26%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities0%
General population27%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English23%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant23%

Math

All Students9%
Female9%
Male9%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American5%
White12%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilities0%
General population10%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English9%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant9%

Science

All Students79%
Female80%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American83%
White76%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities50%
General population84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
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 71% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 21% 1%
Two or more races 2 5% 1%
Black 2 1% 19%
Hispanic 1 1% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 0% 9%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 20%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 261%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 10%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 3%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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  • David L. Smith

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10674 Prospect St
Gowanda, NY 14070
Phone: (716) 532-3325

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