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Hicksville Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 1246 students

 
 

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Posted July 30, 2013

I am a student who is going into the 8th grade and may I say; this school completely and absolutely sucks. If anyone is thinking of sending their kids here it is a big mistake. I am in honors and most of the teachers that teach this form of education just toss whatever they don't wanna teach at us. In my regents classes, however, those teachers do a better job of explaining. I would rather be in all regents than in honors for this reason. I also did a sport. This coach had pushed us super hard. The coach had made us run until we had puked. Also, a lot of teachers swear and make racist comments during class. They also have us throw away our lunch if it doesn't also have a healthy food with it. Many teachers retire in the middle of the year so we get new teachers. Since the school needs peopl right away these newbies are quite strange and they make us students feel uncomfortable. Don't come or send anyone here. All I can say is I can't wait to be leaving this district next year. This school sucks.


Posted October 19, 2012

Some teachers are awesome. The school is great with sports and very thing, but the foods there ok. We need to get better foods even though this is our last year


Posted August 17, 2011

Hello, I'm moving to 8th grade and this school is not as good as you've might imagined it. First off, going from class to class is a big rush and often times some are late. Yes we can all agree that some students like to cause trouble for themselves and others. Other than that, students often have to go through stuffed up hallways with kids blocking the way or just when another kid gets in trouble and the staff have to get in the way and lecture them into what they have done wrong. Another thing is the school lunch which they have claimed to be "healthy" but are pretty poor quality morsels that are supposedly called food. Sometimes fights do go through but the staff manages to stop these barbaric clashes between students. It is also very important to find the right group of kids or else they can influence on you negatively. There are also mean and disrespectful pupils if you stay in the school long enough. The student government is also pretty much useless as they do not deliver promises as they promised. The school has its perks, but overall it is still not such a great school.


Posted August 12, 2011

Hi, I am a student who just got out of 7th grade. I would like to mention that, although many other reviews say this school is great, it is more of fallacy, and somewhat incorrect. The principals, and supposed "leaders" of this school, aren't involved with the students in any way other than making new rules prohibiting students from doing certain things. For example, a student is not allowed to use electronics at lunch time. Why? I asked a teacher in which case they would respond with a unreasonable answer such as: "Those are the rules" or "It disrupts the educational process". Another thing, students there, aren't very friendly. You will come across rude, unintelligent, annoying, and etc. I some how found a group of friends who were the opposite of the lesser three. The teachers, some are great, some are bad. I had honors for all 4 of my main subjects, and had reasonably nice teachers. My favorite one was science class, Dr. Lamia is an example of what a great teacher should be. Anyways, the honors classes were great, but when I went to my other subjects full of regents kids, Well it was pure mayhem in the classroom. This isn't really a great school, but there are worse. - Don F.


Posted April 30, 2010

This school isnt half bad they should really improve the foods they have here some things taste nasty and Seven and Eight graders should have more field trips and by the way im an 7th grader here!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 19, 2007

I totally agree we should have more time to get from class to class! And I wish the dances had some sort of games to make them more fun. The teachers are really nice and are doing their jobs significantly well. I think the food tastes great!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 2, 2007

I love this school...Best school ever!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 21, 2006

Great School. Great Principal. Great Teachers and Staff. My son is very happy in the school and I feel he is getting a good education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2006

great sports program.i am in 7th grade softball ilove it. my coach is the best she is always giving us help when needed.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 11, 2005

Hicksville Middle SChool has caring and educated teachers that lead to success!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 24, 2005

Its great. Helpful teachers, many enrichment programs and lots of after school activities for all kids to enjoy.
—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 29% in 2014.

359 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

354 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
75%
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 29% in 2014.

383 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

364 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
78%
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.

370 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

377 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%
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

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 2 46% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 27% 9%
Hispanic 2 23% 23%
Black 1 3% 19%
Two or more races 1 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 24%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 218%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 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 38%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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215 Jerusalem Ave
Hicksville, NY 11801
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