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Longwood Junior High School

Public | 7-8 | 1363 students

 

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Posted December 8, 2013

I am currently a student at LJHS 2012-2014 and my experience had not been the best. The school has almost no air conditioning, some of the food is not always fresh, and the students aren't behave as they should, and some staff member choose favorites which is frowned apon,


Posted August 25, 2013

I am a student that went to the Junior High in 2011-2013 and it is an absolutely amazing school. The education is great and there are many extra curricular activites. The sports program is great as well as the music program. Yea, there may be a bunch of students that may not do good but that is their choice. The teachers do provide before/after school help if you need it. I've been on high honor/honor roll EACH quarter since the beginning of 7th grade to the end of 8th. Overall the school is great. Truely a New York State "School to Watch."


Posted May 15, 2012

I currently go to LJH and I LOVE IT! Teachers and faculty are strict with the rules and policies. The teachers make learning fun and help everyone to get good grades. In the beggining of the year i had been struggling in ACC MATH 7 and my teacher helped by offering me extra credit and extra help.


Posted March 30, 2009

I am currently in Longwood Senior High, but my experiences at the Jr. high were not that great. The assistant princiapal Mr.** had not been acting apon what he says. That is my only concern, otherwise this is a good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 29, 2008

You get out of it what you put in. If you are an involved parent, the schools are great. My daughter went k-12 before the re-alignment of the grades and it was always a great learning enviornment. Caring, skilled teachers and wonderful afterschool activities. My son, less academic minded, has been struggling but teacher concern and contact has kept him on track. I think the previous set-up of k-5 elementary, 6 & 7 middle school, 8 & 9 JHS and then 10-12 HS was more beneficial and would have given him the maturity needed for entering high school. All in all the school led my daughter, with fine teachers, and excellent guidence onto her career as an audiologist. I am proud of my children, their accomplishments thus far and the Longwood school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2008

Having children moving up through the schools in the Longwood school district I have had enough time now to compare one school to another. (Coram School, West Middle Isl, MS, JHS and the HS). It's my personal opinion that in Longwood the most extra help resources during and after school are available at the MS and JHS level. The JHS is managed well, as is the MS due to the fact that there are only 2 grades in each. I am impressed with the teachers all of my children had in the JHS and cant say enough great things about teacher's staying in contact and on top of students at the JHS. In closing; the JHS is great, the teachers are excellent and the extra services available to the students are wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2007

I love LJHS! I got awesome teachers who made learning really fun, and I still had to work hard to get good grades. And I got really good grades. Actually... I got the highest grade point average out of all the girls in my grade, but I still had to work really hard. The discipline was great, I remember when someone on my bus threw a soda can out the bus window and it hit a car. The administration wouldn't let anyone off the bus until they figured out who threw the can. Dr. McIntyre has a very strict no violence policy. It's this, 'If I fight, I go home'. My teachers also celebrated the end of each marking period by taking some students who did particularly well to do something like bowling, minigolf, the movies, or even an awesome end of the year barbeque. In short, Longwood Junior High Rocks!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 24, 2006

In my opinion Longwood let my son down.I have had my children in the district since my oldest was in K and she is now a senior.I removed my two boys from the school for their lack of caring and ability to protect the children at the JR. High. Academics, I felt they were falling short as well at the Jr. High level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2006

Academically the school has been nothing short of GREAT (has been in an IEP since 3rd grade;) but, he has been constantly bullied since kindergarten. Well, THREE DAYS into Jr. High, I went to the Adm. about the bullies. Mr. O'Neill and a guidance counselor solved the problem. Permanently. This, and Dr. Levi as the Principal, and all the great & caring teachers (the Band teachers ROCK!), got my son out of his shell and off and running and now, having just finished his Freshman year, has the best grades & attitude EVER!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2006

I am very happy with the scool. My daughter is doing very well and the teachers are competent in their subject area. There is mandatory music for the whole year and art for half the year. There are many extracurricular activites like sports and clubs. There is also extra help and Homework Club after school. I'm not sure about the parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2006

all my children have attended longwood k-12 grade. my daughter recently got her masters degree she could not have gone on and been so successful in college if it wasnt for her teachers in longwood.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

654 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

656 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%
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.

662 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

656 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

525 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%
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 Students27%
Female31%
Male22%
African American14%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracial39%
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities4%
General population31%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%

Math

All Students20%
Female22%
Male18%
African American10%
Asian/Pacific Islander48%
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities1%
General population24%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English21%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant20%
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 Students37%
Female44%
Male31%
African American21%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracial28%
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities1%
General population44%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%

Math

All Students24%
Female24%
Male23%
African American8%
Asian/Pacific Islander48%
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities0%
General population27%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English24%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant24%

Science

All Students81%
Female80%
Male82%
African American68%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracial84%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities50%
General population88%
English language learners52%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 2 53% 48%
Black 2 20% 19%
Hispanic 2 19% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 4% 9%
Two or more races 1 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 2%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42%N/A43%
Source: 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 75%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • DR. LEVI MCINTYRE

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
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Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
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198 Longwood Rd
Middle Island, NY 11953
Phone: (631) 345-2701

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