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Hommocks School

Public | 6-8 | 1129 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
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11 reviews of this school


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Posted November 9, 2013

My son has had a wonderful experience at Hommocks. The teachers have been amazing. The sports program is terrific. The music programs and school musical is top rate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2013

Hommocks is horrible. If you care about your children at all, do not send them there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2012

Hommocks somehow works magic and turns middle school into a great experience for a really amazingly talented and diverse population! You hear so many "I hated middle school" stories...well, I can say all four of my children have LOVED Hommocks! The teachers were fantastic, the facility is amazing-pool, ice rink, state of the art theatre....! Great trips to Washington DC etc....so many avenues to explore at Hommocks that prepare you for the next big step at the High School. Highly Recommend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2010

Hommocks is an excellent school. My daughter is learning so much from all of her teachers. Not only is she experiencing academic success, but she is able to thrive musically because of the wonderful music program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2009

I love hommocks schools . They even have a swimming pool.


Posted March 14, 2009

My son had a terrible experience at Hommocks. Whether it was the school or the middle school years themselves, I can't say for sure. The Hommocks staff hardly cared about my son's difficulties. All I know is that once he got to high school, my son started to recover and he is now doing great. He hates the memory of those Hommocks years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2007

Middle school is a difficult time for many children and I found the teachers and administrators at the Hommocks to be very thoughtful in their approach to what works for this age group from both an academic and social standpoint. I found my children to be well prepared to enter our H.S.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2007

I thought this school was great i really enjoyed the teachers.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 5, 2005

Both of my children have attended Hommocks Middle School. Hommocks is very good for those children who excel or for those children who are performing below grade level. The children that are average (not receiving any additional help) may fall through the cracks. I was particularly disappointed that they required every single eighth grader to take Regents Earth Science. Not every child is ready in eighth grade to take a regents and I believe it should be up to the family to opt out. I was pleased with the responsiveness of the teachers and the guidance counselor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2004

I think this school is the weak link in an otherwise excellent school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

What a great school. The teachers are very caring and provide a high quality of education to the students. I give this school two thumbs up!
—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 30% in 2013.

385 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 31% in 2013.

386 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
76%
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 31% in 2013.

386 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 28% in 2013.

387 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%
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.

355 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

355 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 74% 48%
Hispanic 18% 23%
Asian 4% 9%
Black 3% 19%
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 3%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 10%N/A43%
Source: 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 65%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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10 Hommocks Rd
Larchmont, NY 10538
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Phone: (914) 220-3300

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