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West Middle Island School

Public | K-4 | 854 students

 
 

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Posted May 13, 2010

There is a sense of pride and dedication to the West Middle Island School. There are teachers that go above and beyond for the benefit of the children's learning experience. Whether its creating new community projects that embrace the children's creativity, having a fantastic field day experience, or just saying hello in the hallway, the Staff at West really is the BEST!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

We Love West Middle Island Elementary School. They have great teachers and staff, and do so much for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

It provides and exceptional learning environment for my nephew and niece. The school elicits the students' full potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

Very active , parent participatory , a great learning invironment for my grandkids


Posted May 12, 2010

WMI is wonderful! It starts with the principal and works its way down. Everyone is exceptional! The environment, caring, concern, experiences and enthusiam is why our school motto is 'West is best!'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

If you want to spend all your time home schooling your child then West Middle Island is the school for you. The level of incompetence amongst the majority of the teachers in this school is unbelievable. Most of the teachers are too busy socializing or playing on the computer to be bothered teaching the students. The principal is completely clueless as to what is going on, and basically turns a blind eye to everything they do or don't do for that matter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

West Middle Island has the most wonderful teachers around and so much to offer. We love it at West!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

This is my 2nd year w/boys in grades 1 & 4. Wmi has a great cultural arts program. They also offer after-school programs for grades 3-4. The school and pta have great activities planned throughout the year for the parents, children, and community. They instill important values such as trust and honesty in everyday curriculum. All of the teachers i have dealt with are completely accessible to parents whether it be phone calls or through email. The staff and administration at wmi really do make the children their first priority.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

The quality of education at West Middle Island is reflected in the success and happiness of my full day Kindergarten child. She is eager each morning to attend school and can't wait for writer's workshop, library, reading, music and gym, etc. The balanced literacy program has also been successful with my daughter. We began reading to her since birth, so she has easily become an emergent reader! Her teacher is well qualified and involves the parents 100% in her activities. The weekly homework letter integrates the lessons taught daily and weekly. The PTO plays a wonderful part in our child's education offering the Fall Festival, free books, The Holiday celebration and school shopping event, as well as more to come this year. The district itself truly is here for the children. We are proud to be in the Longwood School District!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2005

My son just finished 1st grade here and he loves it. He had a seasoned wonderful teacher who was patient and firm at the same time. He was exposed to art, gym, music, and all the teachers were happy and positive. However he had a rough class with two children being suspended and others constantly disrupting the class. The school needs to weed out the kids that should be held back or put in special ed for behavior problems. There are some really rough children even in the elementary schools. Parent involvement varies. Again, my son loves the school! I do like the positive attitude of the teachers and the overall cleanliness and condition of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2003

I have son going into 2nd grade this fall & both he & I are looking forward to another great year at West. The teachers & Staff are wonderful. The motto is West is Best and it definately fits!!


Posted June 25, 2003

I have a 3rd grader and a kindergardener in this school, and have had nothing but a positive experience! There is so much to offer, and both my children have achieved more than I could have imagined. I also have a nephew who is graduating from Longwood High School this year, who started out at West Middle Island, and still has almost straight A's. This school is awesome, after all 'West is Best'!


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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 31% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
63%
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 30% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
90%
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 Students48%
Female58%
Male39%
African American42%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities7%
General population52%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English52%
Non-migrant48%

Math

All Students41%
Female43%
Male38%
African American38%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities0%
General population45%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English43%
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 Students45%
Female58%
Male34%
African American22%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities7%
General population49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%

Math

All Students36%
Female33%
Male39%
African American28%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities20%
General population38%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%

Science

All Students97%
Female97%
Male96%
African American100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities93%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
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

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 55% 48%
Hispanic 21% 23%
Black 16% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 9%
Two or more races 4% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 28%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 141%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 79%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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30 Swezey Ln
Middle Island, NY 11953
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