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Woodlands Middle School

Public | 7-8 & ungraded | 216 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted August 7, 2011

I am a Woodlands Middle School & WHS graduate from 1989 and completely enjoyed my academic, social and personal growth opportunities at Woodlands High School. The school's diversity helped me become the well-rounded person I am today, for which I am completely grateful. The wonderful teachers and mentors assisted me in all areas whenever asked without hesistation. Their excellent Senior WISE program is beyond compare and is now known the world over and I would strongly recommend that any family seriously considering moving to this area start researching that program for your child. It is the very reason for my current career choice-that which I have held in varying capacities for the last 20+ years-happily so! Overall a wonderful experience!


Posted July 18, 2010

I went to this school and I though it was an excellent experience. I was in many clubs such a Great Potential, yearbook, band, etc. I was involved in sports throughout the school. The teaches care about the students and they try their best to provide the kids with everything they need such as extra homework help. The different language they have i great. I took Italian. My teacher was the best. The principal was involved with everything the teachers and students were doing. I made shore there was nothing bad going on in the school. This is a great school to go to.


Posted March 18, 2008

Woodlands is a culturally and educationally diverse school that offers many opportunities to learn a variety of subjects. There are great, dedicated, wise and contemporary administrators and teachers there and I know my child is getting an above-average education there. Much better than the New York private school education experience that I received (at high tuition costs) in the 70s and 80s.
—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.

Grade level

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 29% in 2014.

122 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

120 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
63%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%
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

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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
Black 2 57% 19%
Hispanic 2 25% 23%
White 1 9% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 7% 9%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 25%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 252%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 4%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 54%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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475 W Hartsdale Ave
Hartsdale, NY 10530
Phone: (914) 761-6052

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