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Lawrence Middle School

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Posted February 24, 2012

Unable to talk to a person for the last two days. Left messages on their machine with no return from any one from Lawrence M.S. Please, I need your fax #.


Posted July 13, 2010

My experience with the Lawrence Middle School has been a really positive one thus far. My daughter is going to the 5th grade next year and the Middle School has made the transition an easy process for our family and daughter. The create relationships immediately with children and parents to secure academic success. I will continue to write on my experience as the school year progresses.


Posted June 23, 2009

The teachers and guidance counselors are very involved and attentive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2009

lawrence is great and the teachers provide a great education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2008

Lawrence middle school is a great school. The teachers are wonderful and students are in an safe environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2005

Lawrence Middle School provides a safe academic environment. However, the budget has not been passed for two years and the art, music and sports programs are at risk.
—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.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
64%
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.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
65%
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.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
65%
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.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
68%
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 Students32%
Female37%
Male28%
African American24%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities3%
General population41%
English language learners11%
Proficient in English35%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%

Math

All Students25%
Female27%
Male22%
African American20%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities6%
General population30%
English language learners6%
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant25%
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 Students40%
Female42%
Male38%
African American31%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities3%
General population47%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%

Math

All Students34%
Female32%
Male36%
African American24%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities0%
General population40%
English language learners7%
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant34%
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 Students27%
Female29%
Male25%
African American18%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities0%
General population35%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English28%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%

Math

All Students18%
Female17%
Male17%
African American10%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities0%
General population22%
English language learners6%
Proficient in English18%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant18%
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 Students29%
Female27%
Male30%
African American8%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities14%
General population31%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%

Math

All Students18%
Female13%
Male22%
African American6%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities9%
General population19%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant18%

Science

All Students72%
Female69%
Male76%
African American50%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities37%
General population79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
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

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
Hispanic 1 41% 23%
White 2 27% 48%
Black 1 24% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 7% 9%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 28%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 247%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 2%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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195 Broadway
Lawrence, NY 11559
Phone: (516) 295-7000

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