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Haviland Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 893 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted May 10, 2013

I have been an employee at Haviland Middle School for over twenty years and have been through many changes. I am proud to say that I work at Haviland. Many faculty and staff go above and beyond to educate the students. Ny State testing standards should be questioned not the quality of the faculty's teaching techniques.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 28, 2010

This middle school is poor. We had to stay on top of the teachers. They did not record the grades, therefore this put our child in failing status. When the assignments, which were graded, were given to the teachers, they did adjust the grades accordingly. This happened 2x's during our 6th grade year and we withdrew our child and homeschooled. Very poor
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2009

Coming to a new school in the middle of the year is hard. The teachers and students have made me feel right at home. The realtionship with the teachers and students is amazing (also pricipal & students). I feel pretty sad that now I'm a senior and have to leave my fellow students and teachers at this amazing school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 23, 2008

This school has done wonders for me. Over the course of three years I have broken out of my shell and learned more about myself. The sixth grade was amazing and inspires me so much, seventh grade was great too, but this year I am in eighth grade and I have never been so happy. Even if my grades aren't great or maybe I haven't done so well on the last few tests I still manage to be have deffintite school spirit because the teachers are amazing in eighth grade and who ever the two star parent was doesn't know about this amazing school like I do and should understand how great the school really is!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 10, 2005

6th grade teachers have been terrific for my kids- trouble once they're in upper grades. Some teachers lack creativity and fail to stimulate kids- one or two don't even use textbooks- they use old State tests to teach from and dicate notes for kids to memorize. Science Fair projects not required, nor is extra credit offered to provide incentive/challenge.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2004

More than half the 8th graders 'need help' on state tests. Teachers/administrators union too strong. Staff often times does not return calls. Students not allowed out for lunch. Many false fire alarms due to faulty alarm system. School needs major overhaul.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

I have a seventh grader in this school. I am very pleased with the principal and the way the school is run. The sixth graders are treated extremely well and I feel it's a great program for starting middle school. My daughter is on the cheerleading squad for Havilland and I am pleased with all the activities they have available to them as long as grades are kept up. I am very happy with the school and it's leadership!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
51%
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.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
57%
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.

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
81%
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 Students30%
Female31%
Male28%
African American23%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities3%
General population34%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%

Math

All Students26%
Female24%
Male27%
African American14%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities5%
General population29%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant26%
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%
Female21%
Male24%
African American19%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities5%
General population25%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant23%

Math

All Students9%
Female7%
Male11%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White12%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilities5%
General population10%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant9%
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 Students32%
Female38%
Male28%
African American6%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities2%
General population38%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%

Math

All Students13%
Female12%
Male15%
African American6%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White13%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilities0%
General population16%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant13%

Science

All Students75%
Female73%
Male78%
African American48%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities33%
General population83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
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 73% 48%
Black 1 12% 19%
Hispanic 1 11% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 2% 9%
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 11%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 240%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 6%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 20%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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23 Haviland Rd
Hyde Park, NY 12538
Phone: (845) 229-4030

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