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Albert Leonard Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 1221 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted September 28, 2013

We transferred our child from private school to this public school because of the well-known advanced curriculum and huge selection of co-curricular activities. We continue to be impressed by the dedication of the guidance staff, the teachers and all administrative support. When a Typical middle school drama occurred, the guidance counselor immediately stepped in and remedied the situation to the satisfaction of all. It is a large school with a small school feel; everyone knows my child, not unlike in private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2013

I must say that I am very impressed by the level of dedication of the teachers in ALMS. Not only do they have excellent academic standards, their level of guidance and concern for the students is really impressive. Special shout out to Mr. Wallace and Mr. Konigsberg for their dedication and high level of standard. I hope there will be more teachers like you. I'm so glad my kids go to ALMS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2013

My daughter, who is currently a junior at the high school, absolutely loved her teachers and the school The course offerings are outstanding and the kids graduate fully prepared for the workload and advanced classes offered in the high school. My son is currently in 7th grade and is having a wonderful experience as well. My only criticism is that the school's website could be more informative regarding extracurriculars, forms, deadlines etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2012

It's a good school with many excellent teachers. However, they overload With too much homework- a poor teaching tool. Also the PTA's activities do not reflect student racial Diversity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2010

I graduated from ALMS last year and I miss it so much! 6-8 grades were the best years of my life. As I was walking through the school for the last time, I was very sad to leave. I know I will have many great memories from ALMS and lifelong friends. Some people have addressed concern over bullying. I too, was bullied. However, I had some amazing friends, and we would always stick up for each other. If you have great friends too, it won't bother you. The tech ed program is great. I had Mr. May in 8th grade, and he was the best ever! I liked most of my teachers. The ones I didn't like were still highly qualified, just tough. Exception: Spanish teachers. Do not take Spanish at ALMS, the teachers are the worst, ever. Take latin or french or italian instead.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 13, 2009

administration very uncooperative
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2009

this is the best middle school! the teachers are nice! we have fun sport teams! make friends fast!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 26, 2009

this school which my son and daughter attend is something that makes them want to get up in the morning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2009

Albert Leonard is one of the best schools with the best education
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 3, 2008

This school is completely amazing! all the teachers are great and very efficiant, i have never heard any complaints from my student about this fabulous school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2008

I am a student there this is my 2nd year there im in the 7th grade. i didnt want to go to it at first but now i love it its so nic i dont want to leave it however some teachers are mean and give us a large assinment but you have to hand in pretty soon =[ secuirty guards are cool they talk (handle) with your students with out being mean! trust me you will love this school
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 17, 2008

Love the interaction with the teachers and fellow staff. They are very informative and looks out for each kids best interest.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

Administration does not respond well to parents
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2007

Albert Leonard is a nice school. They take care of you and have alot of security to make sure people are safe and they have a nice and caring staff.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 26, 2007

This is a very important school to me. I used to fail, now I'm getting A's
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 22, 2007

I think albert lenoard is the best middle shcool in newrochelle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

This school definitely has a bullying problem.overall above average academics and some teachers have great communication with parents
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2007

My daughter is in 8th grade there and loves this school. She has had some problems with bulling, but the school has been working on that problem. I have visited the school and liked it. The parent involvement is okay, but it could be up a little more. I just went to the spring concert and saw the concert band, and many others, do wonderful in the concert. My daughter has loved being in the band and has a lot of fun. She was also in the Learning Academy and it helped her a lot in math and english. She got her homework done while waiting for the bus. The buses could be better. My daughter hates having to stand on the bus because it is loud and crowed and She usually almost misses her stop. They either need more buses or less kids that take the bus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2006

The school is a large school and seems to have a lot to offer. There however is some major issues going on in regards to constant bullying in the school among students. It appears that the staff plays death ear until the situation blows up. I think the school should make an effort in teaching sensitivity classes to the students and staff. Peer pressure and bullying is real and can lead to individuals seriously being hurt. I do not believe the school has taken this subject serious thereby doing nothing to prevent incidents from esculating.Parents must do their part at home but lets face it when our children leave home to go to school they are spending a great deal of time without you. They are in the care of the school's staff and at the mercy of sometimes unpleasant situations exhibited by fellow classmates out of control.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

My daughter attended Albert Leonard for three years, and is now a High School freshman. Her experience at Albert Leonard was one of great teacher involvvement, and a wonderful counselor in Mr. Greg Sloane. She was very connected to the school and a good reason for that is the staff's attitude and involvement with the students. She improved year by year and graduated in June 06. Her excitement at the prospect of High School was overshadowed a bit by her melancholy at leaving ALMS.....A WONDERFUL School FOR 6th, 7th and 8th Graders......
—Submitted by a parent


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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 29% in 2014.

419 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

412 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
75%
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for 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 29% in 2014.

407 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

404 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
80%
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for 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 36% in 2014.

383 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

371 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for 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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 1 44% 48%
Black 2 27% 19%
Hispanic 1 24% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 5% 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 131%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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New Rochelle, NY 10804
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