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Howard T Herber Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 350 students

 

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Posted October 29, 2013

My daughter graduated from here and my son is halfway thru. There has never been an issue that hasn't been handled quickly, easily and efficiently. Great communication between school and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2013

I am extremely happy with HTH Middle School. My son just started this year as a 6th grader. So far I have found the teachers extremely professional and enthusiastic. The principal and vice principal are excellent and ensure the students are learning in a safe and happy environment. The students are offered a rich and varied learning experience with a variety of extracurricular clubs and societies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2013

Located in a urban suburban near NYC but with a small town feel. Both my daughters go to HTHerber. Love the small classes, absolutely devoted young enthusiastic teachers,and wonderful principal and administration who take great pride in the school. A multicultural population provides a global experience, similar to what I grew up with in NYC. Academically challenging with honor classes and supportive of students with varied needs. My daughters have had many opportunities to be involved musically and with community service. There has never been flaunting of materialism by any student, which compared to any other schools on Long Island is amazing to me. This beautiful art deco building (1930's) is very clean but the physical infrastructure of the building is the only improvement I would suggest.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2013

My son is a 6 th grader at Howard T Herber. The teachers and administrators are passionate about education and very sensitive to the students' needs. The environment is safe and controlled. He is involved in clubs and the music program. So far we are very happy with the school. He has been in the district since kindergarten and has always had an enriching educational and social experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2012

This school is very spirited, holds many pep rallies each year, and the school is very caring. They are also very serious about the state tests, they make easy ways for kids to remember things that their teachers taught them to help them with their state tests. Not only academically good, but their bands are very advanced. They have very good, advanced, band teachers. They learn much each year. In fact, the high school marching band of Malverne, also known as, "Pride of Malverne", have won the state championships two times in a row, 2010 and 2011. They won also on 2004. So, yes. Overall, this school runs very efficiently and smooth.


Posted June 19, 2009

Howard T. Herber is a wonderful school with very knowledgeable, caring, and supportive teachers.The administrative staff takes the time out to update parents on all things relating to students. They recognize the talent in every child and should be commended for their great efforts in producing future leaders
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

My son has attended HTH for two years now and I am very happy with this school. The teachers are outstanding. The principal and other administrators are always looking for ways to improve things and really care about the children. I feel lucky that this is my public school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2009

the school has a wonderful curriculum and will give you a solid education. There are amazing teachers that will teach your child everything they need to know and more. If you don't go to this school then you should tell your parent or guardian to transfer you immediately to this wonderful district
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 14, 2008

I noticed all of the reviews of HTH MS are from 2004. I have two children attending the school and have only great things so say about it. The only thing wrong is that the people in this town don't send there kids there. What is wrong with all of you. The teachers are great, the principal is wonderful and respected by the kids. There are tons of extra's going on every day from theatre club to science club. I have never had any bullying problems and the staff keeps everyone in check. The children that my kids have made friends with are great and they are developing nice relationships with many different ethnic backrounds, like the real world. Don't go by what you hear until you experience this school district yourself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2004

As a former student, I must say the teachers and staff are excellent! However, the students are out of control. Many people throw, scream, fight and bully other people. The student body is horrific. I believe the teachers and staff deserve better students. I feel very uncomfortable in the Howard T. Herber environment and that is why I am a former student.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 26, 2004

Excellent 7th & 8th grade teachers. I moved my son from a private school to Malverne HTH MS and I have no regrets. This school's Special Education program has also been above average in tending to my child's needs. Go HTH!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2004

Excellent Principal, adminstration and teaching staff. Has done excellent job in increasing their academic abilities consistently over several years now.
—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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

121 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
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 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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

133 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
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 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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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

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
Black 1 56% 19%
White 1 20% 48%
Hispanic 2 19% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 4% 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 24%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 133%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 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 62%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. STEVEN GILHULEY

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