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William T Rogers Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 967 students

 

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Posted March 22, 2012

Excellent school with fantastic teachers- very engaging accelerated program-Its cool to be smart in this school- teachers willing to spend extra time with students whenever asked-
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2010

This school is a great middle school. I have been going here for 3 years and sadly will be leaving next year to go to the high school. These 3 years in this school have definatly been a learning experience. The teachers and 'staff' have been very encouraging and helpful in many ways. There is also many extra-curricular things you can do outside of schools. From clubs to sports, there is something to please everybody. There is alot more freedom then elementary and intermediate school but not too much. From what i hear the high school has alot more to offer and provides more freedom, but this is a great start to introduce the students how to use their freedom they get wisely. This is a great middle school and I would strongly suggest it to anyone who is looking for a new enviornment as well as excelent schooling.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 8, 2009

This is a great junior high, and has a no tolerance policy on bullying. Just about every car in Kings Park has a student's honor roll bumper sticker - the teachers are awesome and really make this school a very stimulating educational facility.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2009

i am a student at this school and i love it so much. It is so enriching to see my frineds. My accelerated teachers are the best in the world. To any one intrested in moving to kings park and that have kids that will be going to the middle school, it is an awsome experience :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 11, 2007

Im also a student and I am in 7th grade.Though the school does not get 5 stars,it is much better than rjo.This school has tons to do and tons of great teachers like mrs.Gramarossa,Ms.Brady,Mr.Monteserrato,Ms. Schmiedecke,and Mr.Holmes.There are also funny teachers,like Mr.Holmes and Mr.Stroud I wish they would let us bring cell phone and ipods because we need a cell phone in case something like Virginia Tech happens.This schoool is very motivatioonal and we have a lot of assemblies to build our self esteem and explain to us wwhat whats been taght to us all of these years,but were to young to undrestand.we dont have any bullies,and when there's a new kid,we welocome them,always.The accelerated program is excelent,my accelerated teachers ms.brady and mr holmes make it fun,yes I said it, fun! This scchool is fun you make alot of friends.Mr craig,you're doing a great job!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 22, 2006

Me as a student going to wtr middle school is a experience that is, well.. lets call it fun. they have many fun activies but you have to be perfect to make sport teams. you must strive to try your best and are always encouraged. You do not have all the freedom you should have in a middle school, I think but its fun anyway. The stuff you learn in math, science, socalstudies,english,home EC. technology, art and sometimes music make it funnier. Although its hard. Sometimes theres much to much homework but that's school. I think WTR is a fine school for one kid, including me, to go to.
—Submitted by a 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.

270 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

265 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
80%
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.

305 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

278 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
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 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.

295 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

191 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 2 93% 48%
Hispanic 1 4% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 3% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Black 2 0% 19%
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 15%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 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 64%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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  • MR. JOHN T. CRAIG

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97 Old Dock Rd
Kings Park, NY 11754
Phone: (631) 269-3369

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