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Merrick Avenue Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 914 students

 

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Posted April 2, 2014

National blue ribbon school, have been very responsive to our needs. We have found it to be a friendly community for our child and he is having a great time there. Tons to do, late buses provided, extra help support, and an afternoon library/homework program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2013

Fires good teachers for swimming..on television. If the school board and administration make such irrational decisions which expose them to substantial liability on presumably a set of puritanical whims, I question their ability to administrate a quality education of any kind. I'd advise sending your kids somewhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2013

My Child is attending this school and it's a ZOO ,she has been shoved in the hallways ,can't get to her locker because there's no time and no room to even open it. She has been bullied and there seems to be no consequences. the Teachers are oblivious, they have no idea whats going on in their classrooms. So sad all my child worries about now is how to make through the day unharmed. Fed Up Parent
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Posted June 27, 2012

I had a son at this school two years ago and now my daughter is about to start. Having moved from Queens, this school was a breath of fresh air. The staff and students get along well and have mutual respect for each other. Academic standards are high at this school and my son was on honor roll for his entire time at the school. NYC schools should take some lessons and students, teachers and parents will all be happy. Great school.
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Posted September 16, 2009

It's a National Blue Ribbon school that has high standards and the support students need to achieve those standards.
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Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 31% in 2013.

440 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

419 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
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 2012-2013 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. 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 33% in 2013.

444 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

415 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
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 2012-2013 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. 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

All Students44%
Female46%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities7%
General population49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%

Math

All Students41%
Female39%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander60%
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities6%
General population46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students56%
Female61%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities14%
General population61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%

Math

All Students39%
Female38%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander53%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities13%
General population41%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%

Science

All Students92%
Female95%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities65%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

This school was not given a Progress Report Grade by the NYC Department of Education for the 2009-2010 school year.

About the tests


Progress Report Grades measure the school's contribution to student learning in three areas: School Environment, Student Performance and Student Progress. Schools can receive additional credit for achieving exemplary performance progress among high-needs students. Progress Report Grades range from A to F.

Source: New York City Department of Education

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 2 91% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 4% 9%
Hispanic 2 3% 23%
Black 1 1% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 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 14%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 58%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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1870 Merrick Ave
Merrick, NY 11566
Phone: (516) 992-1200

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