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Lackawanna Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 234 students

 

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Posted January 17, 2010

i am a seventh grader who attends lackawanna middle school. it is my first year. i have nothing but the best to say about this school. parents, you may not think that this school is great but its based on the students opinon really beacause there the ones who have to be there 5 days a week. i LOVE this school all the teachers are kind and well educated. in every class with every teacher you feel unique and special and thats the best feeling a student can feel. there extra curricular activities are awesome!! they have everything! and if your child needs homework help they have youth town it is a after school progam they just improved it this year though theres math and ela help and theres swimming robotics and more. i would recomend this school 100%!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 24, 2008

This school has a very bad academic program. I can say worse but I wont.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 4, 2007

I am very disappointed in the way the school is ran.My daughter is always sick and they are not understanding about it at all. I ask for her homework I hardly receive it. Her tutor was to come to the house and they never did.mind you the tutor was arranged by the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2007

I think that this school and the high school concentrates more on the athletic department rather than the academic. However the principle leadership is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

This is a very unique school district where the socioecomic range is as diverse as the ethnic range. There is always work that needs to be done, but that does not mean that there are not students who are succeeding. There are many programs both academic and athletic for the students to participate. There is a wonderful after school program. The main setback , as is across the US, is that parents don't want to be parents. They want to send their children to school and forget about them. Schools today are glorified babysitters. It is time for parents to step up to the plate and take responsibility for their children and their children's actions. Then schools like this will see a dramatic change.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

school need to have some kind of dress code...if they do... enforce it. keep the kids with the monitors out...more books... and extra curricular activities..
—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.

Grade level

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
30%
Math

The state average for Math was 28% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
41%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
27%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2011.

129 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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

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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
White 69% 48%
Black 21% 19%
Hispanic 8% 23%
Asian 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 9%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 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 6%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. MATTHEW MCKENNA

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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550 Martin Rd
Lackawanna, NY 14218
Phone: (716) 827-6704

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