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Lawrence Road Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 707 students

 

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Posted June 16, 2010

i love this school i have moved almost 5 times in the last three years and it because my mom wants me to have a better education then she didnt have ive been to hempstead and roosevelt and sorry to say but uniondale won my heart with amazing staff such as teachers who lisen and care and take their time with you ive learned more in lawrence road then iv learned my whole life some place else see in 5th grade i had just moved to uniondale and the student were above my level (very above my level)and by the time i inrolled in LR i reached all the other student and for the first time in my life i got honor roll its alittle sad but i think it amazing i never thought they would call my name MY MOM has always moved back... i love LR


Posted April 14, 2010

I enjoyed my time going to lawrence road middle school and for those parents who are leaving bad comments I believe your wrong. Although you have your own opinion I truthfully believe you are wrong. I moved after going to LR and the school I go to now is edmund w. miles middle school and there test scores are not up to par and the safty and disipline is terrible you have kids throwing food in the halls, cursing out teachers, and being highly rude and disrespectful. You also have teachers putting there hands on kids and my mother has said soon as she gets the chance she's moving back to uniondale.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 23, 2008

The school is not up to scratch, I often find my child repeating lessons that he learned while attending a school outside the district. The school spends more time on extra curricular activities rather than the skill level of its students.


Posted March 10, 2008

The faculty, staff and administration are committed to providing a well rounded educational experience for our students. I am pleased with the services they provide for the children of our community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2008

This school is great with safety and discipline, extracurricular activities, teacher quality, and principle leadership, but unfortunately it is very poor with parent involvement.


Posted February 19, 2005

Lawrence Road School has a very hard working staff who cares. Discipline is good.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 31% in 2013.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
56%

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.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 28% in 2013.

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
67%
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.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2011.

269 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
60%
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
Black 55% 19%
Hispanic 43% 23%
Asian 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
White 0% 48%
Source: 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 66%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 1%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 59%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 1%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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  • MR. DEXTER HODGE

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50 Lawrence Rd
Hempstead, NY 11550
Phone: (516) 918-1501

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