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Hauppauge Middle School

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Posted October 3, 2009

great, caring teachers, good education, helps the community, teaches respect for differences and elders


Posted January 16, 2009

The majority of teachers here do just what they have to do to get by, they are collecting a pay check and have no real interest in educating children. The administration accepts their attitude, and does not want to hear or help with any teacher/student problems. I wish I was able to send my children somewhere, anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2008

My daughter is receiving a quality education, and enjoys going to school every day. To me, that says alot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2008

My child has many learning disabilites and I find I am the one who has to make suggestions for the teachers. I feel the teachers should be coming to me with suggestion on how to help my child. Accomodations should be put in place and followed thru. However, I find the teacher do not go the extra mile to help and blame the child and lack of availability. I have been a resident for over 20 years. I have a college aged child who was academically advanced and for him the school was great. However, my special needs child has been struggling for years and I have had to fight for her every year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2006

Parent involvement is not encouraged in this school at all, the majority of teachers I have interacted with in the three years my child has attended the middle school have treated me more like an enemy than someone they want to hear from or work with. I have had teachers disregard phone messages from me. I have had emails ignored. A great deal of the teachers refuse to use the wonderful tool of schoolnotes.com to communicate with parents and students. Last year my child was given a huge (all major subjects) cooperative project to do over Christmas vacation, it was turned in the day after vacation and the teachers took more than three months to grade it and return it! The principal talks up a storm in assemblies with parents, but exhibits poor leadership and a 'hands off' attitude when it comes to her teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2006

My child attended the Middle School and I was very happy with the academics, extra help & overall performance of the school and their faculty. I highly recommend this school and the Happauge School District.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2005

Lack of discipline is a problem, teachers tend to look the other way, too worried about protecting their jobs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2004

I am a former alumni, a parent of an 8th grade student and an employee of this school as well. Boy, things sure have changed. There is absolutely no discipline at all, in fact the students are free to curse and spit at the monitors and kitchen staff. There is no respect being taught. I know, because I witness this behavior. The principal and both the assistant principals do absolutely nothing. My child has been harassed several times by another student. Each time the other students behavior was reported to the principals office. Nothing was done. In fact, the last time it occured, my child was told by a teacher to go home and complain to me because the teachers are tired of reporting behavior to the principals office and nothing being done about it. It isn't a good environment for learning.
—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 30% in 2013.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
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 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.

327 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

325 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%
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.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
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 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 Students44%
Female51%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander53%
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities3%
General population50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%

Math

All Students40%
Female41%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander72%
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities3%
General population45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
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 Students47%
Female52%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander38%
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities6%
General population52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%

Math

All Students41%
Female42%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander38%
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities0%
General population45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
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 Students49%
Female59%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities0%
General population55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%

Math

All Students41%
Female42%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander53%
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities0%
General population45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%

Science

All Students81%
Female79%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities43%
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
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

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 1 86% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 6% 9%
Hispanic 1 6% 23%
Black 1 2% 19%
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 11%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 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 65%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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600 Town Line Rd
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Phone: (631) 265-3630

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