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Long Beach Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 862 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 1 rating
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted April 29, 2014

My son Douglas Haines went to West School in Long Beach and completed the second year! When we moved to the Poconos we had a such hard time adjusting to the school and the teachers, as per right is ending the 7th grade, but he can't wait to move back to NY in the middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2014

Horrible at handling bullying!! My child was bullied on and off for a while and the situation was not handled appropriately at all. I can't wait for my child to be done with this school for good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2013

This is a tough review to give. I am an extremely string student that is very motivated to do well. I have either a 99 or a 100 in all of my classes and additionally participate in many extracurricular activities, such as tennis, baseball, debate team, and math olympiads. While I succeed in this school, I sometimes feel that I am not challenged enough in my classes. I feel that this is a school more dedicated towards the mediocre student, rather than the excellent student. This school is very hard to review, and while I haven't always loved the actual school work, the environment is nurturing and has provided a decent middle school experience.


Posted June 30, 2011

The Best school in the country !!!!! they care about the future of the kids and the friendly community does not hurt !!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 28, 2010

child will be entering MS with a sub that only holds a bachlors degree and not certified. They have her teaching science and lit. to 6th graders. School going through changes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2008

I am so glad my son is a student here! I did NOT want him to attend another Long Beach school after his elementary experience. The teachers are top notch. Their interest is in the student's well being and it is evident in the children's view of the teachers. My son is learning and does not even know it! The only negative is the recess period, children are assigned seats based on the first day of school and their class group. I think the children should be able to interact with their friends, not just classmates.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2008

the long beach middle school is a place for children to learn. It is a remarkable school. It has so many great teachers and a wonderful principal. I am looking forward to many more years of this middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2008

my daughter gos here and she has learned so much this is a wonderful school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2007

Great school, district. I think, all of the schools in Long Beach are fantastic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2003

Long Beach has an excellent school district in general. Long Beach Middle School has a great staff of teachers, who in my personal experience always have the best interest of the students in mind. Excellent sports coaches as well!
—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.

230 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

224 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
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 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.

234 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

208 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
72%
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.

222 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
9%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%
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

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
White 1 61% 48%
Hispanic 2 22% 23%
Black 1 13% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 4% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 22%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 232%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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 63%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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239 Lido Blvd
Long Beach, NY 11561
Phone: (516) 897-2162

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