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Lansing Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 368 students

 

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Posted April 14, 2013

Lansing is an amazing school!!! The education is top notch. There is a great deal of economic diversity in Lansing which is great. Wealthier families are drawn to the great school system. This is good for all. Wealthier families mean more money to fund great education
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2005

I think one of the thos comments is the most foolish thing I've ever heard. Believe me I have the right to speak. I attend Lansing High School, and it is the best school around. Sure we do have a stong athletic program, but what's wrong with that?! We also have a strong musical program, and a VERY stong academic program. Everyone at Lansing is well educated. There are always those who chose to disobey the system, but there is a significantly less amount here than in other schools. Lansing does not just revolve around sports. It is one of the best schools around, and if you were smart you would think so too. I live in Moravia, and I see some people from there that have been held back 3 plus times. That rarely happens in Lansing. We have a lot of people to help struggling students. Think about it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 2, 2004

A politically challenging cummunity causes frequent management turnover. Some teachers have been there too long and probably need to be removed, yet the system does not have an effective way to deal with this problem. Overall, this is a very challenging school system which seems geared towards preparing the kids for college. Academic competition, if the kids choose to compete, is tough. The small size of the schools presents many options for after school participation, and causes teachers to actively recruit kids. The system does recognize kids that need extra help and offers many opportunities for such help, starting in the earliest years. Social pressures for kids seems about average compared to othert schools. Above average kids will probably find this a great school system, but academically challenged kids or kids who don't participate in after school events will find it socially challenging.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2004

If you want to have the best possible chance of advancement for your superior performing, talented, painfully good looking, athlete, this is the place to be. If you want a good education for your average child who may have a few problems, try elsewhere. Lansing is proof that high taxes and overpaid teaching staff do no necessarily equate with success. The new M.S. principal may help turn things around. I hope so.
—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 31% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
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 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 30% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
85%

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

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

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
77%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
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 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 Students36%
Female40%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population39%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%

Math

All Students39%
Female30%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population42%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%
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 Students43%
Female50%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities0%
General population52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%

Math

All Students29%
Female34%
Male24%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities0%
General population35%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%
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 Students56%
Female62%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%

Math

All Students47%
Female50%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
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 Students59%
Female63%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities0%
General population67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%

Math

All Students43%
Female41%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities0%
General population49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%

Science

All Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities82%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 1 89% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 4% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 2% 1%
Black 2 2% 19%
Hispanic 1 2% 23%
Two or more races 2 2% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 21%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 220%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

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

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 67%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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6 Ludlowville Rd
Lansing, NY 14882
Phone: (607) 533-3020

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