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Wisdom Lane Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 785 students

 

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Posted March 2, 2014

i'm in 8th grade at wisdom and all i want to really say is that Wisdom's academics are all right. I just took the CHSEE to get into a private high school, and I didn't know or learn ANY of the math sections. Wisdom has to also step up it's game with bullying! They're running the whole "Bullyproof" campaign, but still only give minor detentions to students who bullied someone. Someone bullied me a lot (It became an annoyance) , I went to the deans, and the person made an EXCUSE and got away with it! MOST of the teachers are nice here. There are always the few mean teachers in every school. But other than those key items, the school is great! The biggest tip I have for incoming 6th graders is to listen, get good grades, don't do drugs, DONT worry about kissing anyone, do sports in 7th grade, make new friends, and most of all, TRY to have fun; I mean it's school, you can't have fun all the time. Good luck in Wisdom!


Posted May 23, 2009

i just started going her in september nd i like this school. although it is very strict it is a veryy good school
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 21, 2008

I just started Wisdom Lane school in september. I really like this school. They are very strict when it comes to bulliying. Although, they do have some nasty subs, the teachers are great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 31, 2007

My son graduated from Wisdom. My sister is a teacher's assistant there. As for the quality of the school. I can't tell you how good they were to my son. My son was loved there by all of the teachers . My son had organizational problems and his teachers spent their own time helping him. Now that he is in Division Avenue school, well that is a different sceniero. I have a history teacher that won't return my phone calls. We need to have more teacher cooperation and communication with the parrents in Division Avenue High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2007

I agree with the poster who feels that the school would benefit from more after school help. They need a homework workshop, staffed by teachers from each subject, as well as posted after school hours by teachers. There is obvious dedication by many of the teachers, so why there isn't sufficient after school help isn't clear. If Levittown wants to be truly competitive, this should be addressed ASAP.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2007

There is no real leadership in this school. The Principal is a ceremonial figurehead. The Assistant Principal does what he can to maintain order. The teachers don't seem to be accountable. A few actually care about the students, most just pretend to. The school is far from safe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2007

Good, caring teachers... however, extra help is mostly available only at 7am. This is an unrealistic time to get help for many children. Other districts require teachers to have after school hours (it's in their contract) and the hours are posted. This school could improve greatly if this area were properly addressed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2007

I currently attend this wonderful school. The teachers are excellent. The campus is beautiful compared to other schools. The science department is very good.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 24, 2005

I have a daughter who is presently attending Wisdom Lane and my son also had attended Wisdom grades 6-8. This is a great school for both the children and the parents. The teachers really care and respect the students and are very approachable. They give the students extra help before and after school as well as during their free work study period or lunch period during the school day. Parents are very involved and I rate this school as excellent.
—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 29% in 2014.

182 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

149 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
79%
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.

179 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

153 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
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 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.

224 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%
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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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
White 2 72% 48%
Hispanic 2 16% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 10% 9%
Black 1 2% 19%
Two or more races 1 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 21%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 122%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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 87%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 AVENA

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Levittown, NY 11756
Phone: (516) 520-8370

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