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Millbrook Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 280 students

 

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Posted December 22, 2005

Dec 2005: School has excellent strengths in AP classes, French, Music, Art. Some teachers and classes are excellent in English, Math, Social Studies and History. Weaknesses in sciences and spanish (But some bright spots in these too). Re Discipline: A tendancy to accept vulgar and disrespectful behavior in students is being combatted by new principal(here 2 years now). Extracurricular music, art, and drama is great, sports variable depending on coach. Some tendancy in community to emphasize sports over academics, to my mind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2005

I am a recent graduate of Millbrook. Millbrook has an exceptional English program, and very helpful, supportive teachers.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 26, 2004

I love millbrook - my son is an athlete and just as adept in academics. We've never had problems worth mentioning and i believe it all starts at home! my boys stay busy and that seems to be the key even with our friends and their children. Thanks to all the teachers and faculty who care! we need a lot more parent involvement!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2004

This school isn't that bad. Having such a small class size is good and bad in a way. However, it hurts so many when the bullies aren't stopped. The discipline stinks in this school. There isn't many kids, the teachers should crack down on the trouble and stop the bullies. The new principal is much better though. However, the school is losing so many great teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 1, 2004

The music program is fantastic. Craig Fryer is a brilliant music educator who has high expectations and gets great results. Millbrook's Jazz band is dynamite.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

Being new to the district I find that the district has its problems. The district wants to build a new High School, but I feel that they need to improve the other buildings before building a new one. I also feel that they should include fixing the athletic fields, before even thinking about a new high school. Millbrook has alot of athletic talent that they should consider. Over all I feel that Millbrook Jr/Sr High School has some very dedicated teachers. But where ever you go, schools do have there problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2004

I am a graduate of Millbrook High School, I have three children who attended the High School. A new school is not the answer to the problems here. More thought put into the basics and less on sports.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 17, 2003

I have one child who graduated from MHS and another child who is attending the MHS. I was very pleased with the quality of education provided by MHS. The district is in need of a new facility. The facility bond was voted down twice. The school district is presently exploring putting another vote up for a new school. There is a need for a new school. I would highly recommend MHS to everyone for their academic, music, art, and sports programs.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

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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 30% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
81%

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 31% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
52%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
91%
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 Students41%
Female40%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities6%
General population48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%

Math

All Students47%
Female41%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities18%
General population53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
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 Students44%
Female49%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities6%
General population53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%

Math

All Students30%
Female24%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities0%
General population37%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%
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 Students48%
Female65%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities0%
General population57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%

Math

All Students41%
Female60%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities0%
General population50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%

Science

All Students86%
Female90%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities56%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
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 1 88% 48%
Hispanic 2 7% 23%
Black 2 3% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 2% 9%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 22%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 116%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 11%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 21%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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43 Alden Pl
Millbrook, NY 12545
Phone: (845) 677-4210

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