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William Paca Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 978 students

 

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Posted September 16, 2009

The faculty far exceeded my expectations, thus making the junior HS experience much more pleasurable for myself and my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2009

They make us take regents now, so the classes are much to hard. I'm not supposed to be in honors classes! It's ridiculous!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2008

I have 2 sons in the 8th grade at Paca and since starting there their grades have inproved 100 percent. The staff is always available! My experence so far has been 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 30% in 2013.

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 31% in 2013.

319 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
49%
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.

326 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 28% in 2013.

327 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
60%
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.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2011.

308 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%
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

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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 63% 48%
Black 17% 19%
Hispanic 16% 23%
Asian 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 1%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 5%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 70%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. EDWARD PLAIA

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Mastic Beach, NY 11951
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