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Longfellow Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 557 students

 

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Posted September 27, 2013

Most of the teachers actually care about the students and want them to excel. The students on the other hand aren t taking their future serious enough and they are loud, rude and have no respect for themselves or the other students who want to become something in life.


Posted December 13, 2009

I think the school is a nice place. I'm a student myself. There really isn't any horrible thing or events going on in the school which is good. The teachers are excellent. My top three teachers are Mr. Ishan, Mr. Pearce and Mr. Rotolo. The school has a good foundation. The only thing I don't like is that we have to carry around our id's and the school lunch is nasty.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2009

The staff and students try very hard to overcome personal and financial hardships to achieve academic excellence. Recently, this school managed to be erased from the negative rolls of NYS educational system. Longfellow Middle School receives my vote because staff and students never quit reguardless of adversity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2009

I love my school ! even though people can sometimes get out of hand ! class of 09 babyy !
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 6, 2008

Security Long fellow school needs much improvement in many areas. When entering a school, an office building or an airport a brush with security guards can often be quite challenging and also a fearful experience for many of our kids in school. Understanding the need for security personnel/ Police at Longfellow, there is however reason to question how this security is being administered and needs to be looked into. The hostile environment and sometimes excessive physical force put on students by these individuals is completely unacceptable. Accountability and oversight in school safety matters have to be addressed and alternative approaches need to be taken at this school. Our children are being put at risk in an environment where they should be safe and learning. Teachers There needs to be a concentrated effort put on staff development to improve instruction in every department at this school. It can be enjoyable or a nightmare for a student depending on which teachers they have and how well they can deal with the stress. Many of the teachers just don't care, this is what I m seeing and hearing from students, while others just can't teach.' For the group of good teacher s that are available there unfortunately are not enough of them to accommodate each and every student. Unfortunately due to this I don't think a lot of the students achieve their full potential, at least because of the quality of teaching being administered. After meeting some of the school faculty sadly some of teachers were disappointing. There were many great teachers but also a lot who weren't stimulating at all. One Particular teacher stuck out like sore thumb. Her entire attitude and demeanor were Awful and pointed out very clearly how she felt about the students in her class To conclude Long fellow middle school needs much improvement. Hopefully with hard work and much effort from the parents, the Principal of this school will deal with these serious issues and address the needs of the students attending this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2005

Our school has undergone a 180 degree turn for the better; however, we could not have accomplished as much without the leadership of Mr. Cleveland Person, principal. What used to be a semi-chaotic school with children in the hallways, disgruntled workers, and ambiguous expectations has gone on to become a school on the move. Our ELA and Math 8th grade scores rose significantly this year due to the outstanding leadership of our principal, and the dedication and committment of staff. Moving to our new facility in September can only be another positive experience for all - slowly becoming one of the better schools in Westchester County!
—Submitted by a teacher


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

English Language Arts

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

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
29%
Math

The state average for Math was 28% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
34%
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. 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 34% in 2013.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
29%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2011.

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
20%
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. 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

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 92% 19%
Hispanic 6% 23%
White 2% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 9%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 3%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64%N/A43%
Source: 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 50%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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  • MR. JONATHAN BROWN

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