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William Floyd Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1110 students

 

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Posted November 5, 2013

Very confusing reading. last year gave my son a book for the class to read about wringing a birds neck. was very graphic and upsetting for my child. Now the book for this year is about fairies, and Greek names cannot even pronounce half the names. The book is boring. The English teacher rated the book was great. we rate the book is not worth the effort to read. Now wonder my child does not like to read
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2013

I love this school ! I started there 6th grade and people on my bus helped me get around school ! The staff are all very nice. The prinipals are very sweet !


Posted February 9, 2013

someone judging the school after 1st day in class,Nothing wrong with the school everyone is so nice and helpfull.we are very happy with the school.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2012

Today was my first day and I was new.Before even at school the bus had been 27 minutes late. I'm in 8th grade and as I had first walked into the school (not knowing where I was going)I got absolutely no help from the staff directing me where to go. Then at lunch no one was willing to sit or talk to me, therefor I got up and sat with some girls who were a grade below me(who barley talked to me and didnt wanna be near me) During the school almost every teacher(exept two)took it into thought that there weren't any "new" students,so as they spoke the teachers would base things off of prior knowledge of being in the school previously.At the end of the day I didn't know my bus,therefor (rudely)I was told to go to guidance. At guidence i wgiants the wrong bus # and when I got to the bus several students(and I)were asked to leave immediately.Then when we went to the princable to ask about our problem she rudely stated how, "we should be able to read a board" and it's not "rocket sceince." My mother had to pick me up and I wouldn't ever, recommend this school,horrible first day I'm not at all sure if I'm going to school tomorrow.In fact I think I'm transferring back to my old school!


Posted March 28, 2012

There is very little oversight of the teachers here and a serious lack of communication as well. Not every class issues text books, so kids can t get there work done at home. Teachers don t respond to e-mails and when you call the office and ask questions you re told to refer to the teachers websites. My child s teachers don t seem to update the homework or testing dates very often on their web pages, leaving me clueless as to what my child should be doing. And no one follows up when a child is failing a class or really struggling. My daughter came home with a progress report where she was failing all 4 core classes. Her guidance counselor was oblivious to this and it was news to him she was struggling. Children and parents are pretty much left to navigate the academic year on there own. This school has very low expectations set for their students and staff. I am selling my home and moving to a district where they strive for more than C.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2009

I loved this school, if I could, I'd go back in a heartbeat! Everyone there was so kind, my first day, I had a bunch of people come up to me and I've made many great friends there. I felt safe and loved there. Of course, not everyone's experiences are the same, but I would recommend this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 4, 2009

I love my school safe i love to learn and i love all my teachers i hate to say it but if you say this school is horrible or bad,we have a wonderful special ed program also
—Submitted by a student


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 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 30% in 2013.

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

326 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
70%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

366 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
64%
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.

391 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

383 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
81%
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 Students19%
Female21%
Male18%
African American11%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities0%
General population22%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant19%

Math

All Students24%
Female29%
Male20%
African American9%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities3%
General population27%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English25%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant24%
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 Students32%
Female37%
Male25%
African American26%
Asian/Pacific Islander53%
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities0%
General population36%
English language learners6%
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%

Math

All Students26%
Female28%
Male25%
African American11%
Asian/Pacific Islander47%
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities5%
General population29%
English language learners6%
Proficient in English28%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant26%
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 Students30%
Female35%
Male25%
African American14%
Asian/Pacific Islander30%
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities7%
General population33%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%

Math

All Students19%
Female20%
Male18%
African American8%
Asian/Pacific Islander20%
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White22%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities4%
General population21%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English20%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant19%

Science

All Students48%
Female43%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities34%
General population57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
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 2 60% 48%
Hispanic 2 22% 23%
Black 2 14% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 3% 9%
Two or more races 1 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 13%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 125%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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 61%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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Moriches, NY 11955
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