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West Hollow Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 1496 students

 

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Posted September 21, 2011

My son only went here for one year and we pulled him out. We had a horrible experience - he fell behind and through the cracks at this school. One of his teachers actually told me, "I teach 150 kids, I can't give each one individual attention." The teachers placed all the blame on him, and insisted we needed to "do more" at home, even though we already had a tutor and were sending him to Hunt Learn Ctr. They never came up with anything they should or could do to help. Every meeting was a nightmare - I felt completely attacked by the teachers and could only imagine how my son felt. The Guidance counselor was sweet but completely inefficient and ineffective. When I told her I was pulling my son out to go to private school, she sighed, and said, "wow, that sounds great." I don't know if she meant great, less work for her or great for my kid, but either way.... buh-bye.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2009

I go to West Hollow Middle school and its a great school! there are many activities and the teachers are great! We can improve on some things like the school lunches.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 18, 2008

this school is amazing. There are so many clubs sports and activities you can have your child do. The teachers are really intellengent and give your child extra attention when needed. The building is beautiful with an open atrium filled with plants. I am a student in the honors program and it is amazing and the teachers really prepare you for high school. This school is great and you should defiantley send your child there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 10, 2006

This school is a well run school. There is a lot of work here and a lot of pressure to do well. The teachers start treating you as you are high school students.
—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.

356 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

343 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
89%
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.

379 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

347 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
92%
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.

476 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

221 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%
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 1 67% 48%
Black 2 12% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 11% 9%
Hispanic 2 8% 23%
Two or more races 1 3% 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 21%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 111%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 56%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. MILTON K. STRONG

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250 Old E Neck Rd
Melville, NY 11747
Phone: (631) 592-3400

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