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Kenmore Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 642 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted February 5, 2013

This school is terrible, I used to go here and it's living hell. I feel bad for you if you go here,if you are going to go here,save yourself! Quick! Gte a different school,trust me,in the end you'll be happy.


Posted August 24, 2012

this school is great but there are some bullying issues and many rumors are started between the students


Posted June 25, 2011

Bullying is a problem here. Rumors were started about a few of the kids here and dating is allowed here too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

My child is in 6th, after skipping a grade a few years back. I was worried about being with 'older' kids, but it has definitely not been a problem. The teaching teams have found challenging work, and there is now a gifted and talented program. My child has friends in all grades, and is very happy there. Also carries a better than A+ average. I attended this school many years ago, anad was in the honors program at that time. The teachers are and have always been some of the best in the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2007

my daughter attended and got straight a's right of the bat
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2007

My child will be entering the 7th grade. I found that the school is a positively rewarding environment for the students. They are always looking out for the best interest of the students and have created an environment where the students can blossom into so much more. Parental involvement is encouraged strongly and should be utilized by each parent, unfortunately not every parent particpates in these opportunities. I stongly encourage them to do this. I absolutely love the school and my child has excelled going to Kenmore Middle School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

The academic curriculum is rigidly enforced by the teachers across the board, reflecting the school's belief that their students must score well on their final exams. This is pounded into the heads of the students the minute they walk in the door, and it continues on into high school. The afterschool programs, should the students be allowed to participate, are a wonderful tool for developing physically and socially. On the sports teams in particular, the coaches really care about their kids and they do everything they can do keep the environment safe and fun. In the classroom, fun is a four letter word. Parent involvment is mediocre at best during the year, with parent-teacher conferences twice and year and five-week and ten-week reports. If a student begins failing or otherwise does not meet the rigid standards set down by the school, they can expect nightly phone calls and letters home from teachers.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

163 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

163 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
62%
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.

193 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

183 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
73%
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.

176 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

118 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
4%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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 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 85% 48%
Black 2 6% 19%
Hispanic 1 5% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 1% 9%
Two or more races 1 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 1%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 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 2%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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155 Delaware Rd
Kenmore, NY 14217
Phone: (716) 874-8403

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