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Longwood Middle School

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3 stars

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2013:
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2011:
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Posted May 9, 2014

I spent some time here as a parent/visitor. I witnessed constant screaming at the students in an "open" environment that is obviously not working . I recall being a visitor here , and on of the ever so charming teachers told me I could not sit there because her "friend" sits there. Very unprofessional, horribly dressed staff. Check out the state test scores. They are horrifying.


Posted January 15, 2014

My son goes to this school and he says that the teachers are mean and he wants to transfer one time one of the teachers called the kids the b word and he said he never wants to go here ever again and he wants to go to Selden Middle School instead
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2013

The school administration, Assistant Principals need refresher education courses in how to treat children. Overly raising your tone of your voice is inappropriate and is classified as an adult bullying a child. It is unacceptable behavior for an assistant principal to be rude and condescending.The school needs advocates for the children because clearly administration is only concerned with their own self interest. Poor judgement to use intimidation tactics on the young children is distasteful in the education field especially at the level of assistant principal. I attended this school as a child myself and I remember the assistant principals were a support system for the children now the system is only concerned about itself and not the children of today. Yelling at a student to a point you make them cry is an adult who is bullying them. Just because you had a bad day as assistant principal does not warrant a melt down which you take out on the children. This school is the worse school in the district. Something should be done about the administration. I always say if its not good at the top it wont be good at the bottom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2013

I am a student and I just finished 6th grade my 2 years there were excellent I was on high honor roll all 4 quarters each year they have great rewards there is no detention except lunch detention don't let other people tell you because there r no walls it sucks u tune everything out only 1 time out of my 2 years I heard a teacher yell at a student from the other room in general it rocks


Posted August 25, 2012

I am very happy with the education that my daughter received at Longwood Middle School. The House concept really encourages school sips diarist. they have a lot of programs and an active PTA, especially for such a large school. The staff is very caring and the administration is great. The classrooms are not as open as they used to be. LMS provides a great transition to junior high school. They do have a lot of programs for kids- many clubs, intramural sports and drama club after school, orchestra, band and chorus before school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2012

This school is one of the worst I've encountered and I've had experience with a few different schools. The elementary schools are very good, however, past that point it is not a good district. The middle school is an open classroom concept that most children struggle with, so even very good students could be doing much better elsewhere. 250 kids in one room with only dividers for noise barriers is confusing and noisy. The district explains it away by saying that the kids tune it out, like watching TV, but don't believe it. There are so many children that if your child isn't one of the golden few, they will not have a shot at any special programs. They had like 125 openings for clubs and about 650 kids. Same problem exists for sports and drama. I must mention that the elementary special education chairperson is rude and condescending. There is nothing good that I can say except that I believe the teachers are trying their best under very adverse conditions. Stay away.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2011

MY child went to this school and he thought that this school was really good. During the years he was there he got honoral and high honoral for each Quarter. His teachers teached him everything he needed to know enetering the junior high school. I feel pleased with the friendly teachers and staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2010

I would suggest when your child is entering 5th grade, send them to private school for 2 years, or home shool. Not the greatest school. Most of the schools in Longwood are good, but this one is the worse.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2010

i really like this school and i think that it has safe rules. i feel like i can feel safe at my school. my teachers are really nice.i like my principals.I LOVE MY SCHOOL!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 29, 2009

This school has improved a whole lot under the leadership of the three principals. Great school, great programs for academics, I would recommend this school to any parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2008

I find this school to have a very good staff. The teachers, guidance counselors and principals all seem to be very attentive and good with communication between the students and the parents. I don't care for the open classrooms and feel it has to be noisy and disrupting at times. I believe walls should be put into that school. The only other issue I have is the amount of students in the school. I think there should be another school built for the district to make it more manageable especially when it's open house or you're attending an event at the school. It is very chaotic to have so many people at these events in addition to the students and I think it probably takes away from the personalization of the children. All that being said, the school does have great school spirit and my child is doing well there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2005

I have a ten year old son in the Longwood Middle School. Overall, we find the academic quality acceptable. They do provide music, sports and extracurricular activities for all students and children are encouraged to participate. We have had no problems with safety and have found the teachers and staff helpful and cooporative.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2003

The teaching methods in this school were diverse. The open classrooms were a deterrant to learning at times due to the noise level. Teacher/parent communication was excellent and extracurricular activities were abundant and well managed. School spirit is encouraged and displayed by both students and staff.
—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.

624 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

629 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
54%
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.

626 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

629 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
65%
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 Students26%
Female28%
Male23%
African American16%
Asian/Pacific Islander42%
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities1%
General population30%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English26%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant26%

Math

All Students21%
Female18%
Male24%
African American13%
Asian/Pacific Islander46%
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities4%
General population23%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English21%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant21%
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 Students31%
Female35%
Male27%
African American15%
Asian/Pacific Islander40%
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities4%
General population37%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%

Math

All Students31%
Female30%
Male32%
African American12%
Asian/Pacific Islander56%
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities4%
General population35%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 2 52% 48%
Hispanic 2 23% 23%
Black 2 18% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 4% 9%
Two or more races 1 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 23%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 144%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 73%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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Middle Island, NY 11953
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