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Robert Moses Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1178 students

 

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Posted June 12, 2013

Extremely unfair and bizarre policies. Administration only care about backing each other up. It's a place where a dean of students can wear tank tops and skinny jeans that do not fit at all. Low self esteem is bred here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2012

If bullying was taken seriously and not covered up the kids could concentrate on learning. Why not punish the bully, school is supposed to be a safe place to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2011

I'm a former student of Robert Moses Middle School and I think it's excellent. I was reading some of the reviews left by some people and I think that the negative comments written are completely incorrect. You will never find a school district better than the North Babylon Union Free School District.


Posted September 8, 2009

It think this scholl is always up to date and is great for us children to have a great education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 16, 2009

this school makes me feel welcomed although some teachers do not commit to teaching their students (ms.bongiorno). besides that, everything is great. i always visit my 6th grade teachers (mr.pollock and mrs.ferreri) and i always get a happy reaction sometimes the deans can be demanding and shouty i always have a good time in this school
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 20, 2008

I attended this school and then moved on to the North Babylon High School. Not only did I find comforting, caring teachers, but I was prepared to enter the real world which I think parochial schools lack the ability to do. My education was never jeopardized or disrupted by other students and faculty always had complete control over the classroom. I met some of my best friends during this time and when I have children of my own I hope to send them to North Babylon Schools, or a district that has the similiar qualities. You can't blame the school or the district if you're not following up with your child's studies at home. In response to the review below, Why did it take that parent until the high school level to see that their child was not performing at grade level?....lack of parent involvement???


Posted September 21, 2008

Unless your child is in the advanced placement program ,which educates around 26 students, they do not get the education your tax money should supply. All students get prepared for is introduction to one of the most disruptive classroom environments on Long Island, North Babylon High School. When my Honor Roll daughters left this Middle School and attended parochial school both were way behind in their studies and needed remedial work. Now they are getting prepared for College.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2008

Hi i am ameera abdul-rahim! i go to this school and it basicly rocks. The teacher's are funny! and its funny how others get into trouble, you learn from that and know better to not do that ever again. The dean's office is the place where most of the fun stuff happens cause you either got a laugh or a story to tell when you get back into class! wow the principle knows how to lecter not sure if i spelled that right its been a long summer. And i am a 8th grader so if i graduate (whitch i better) i will miss this teen age/ pre-teen fun!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 7, 2008

I loved this school but then moved! this school made my levels higher and my teachers were great, UN-fortunately i moved to Rio Rancho,NM and its not half as good
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 10, 2007

My son & I love this school. Much better then his elementary Marion G Vedder. Principle & all staff thats involved with my son are amazing. Too bad he had to go through 6 years before he got here. Great school!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2005

Children here are overcrowded although they are working on an extension. There are different shifts for 6th graders because of this. They don't get to start a language until 8th grade.They have to choose between art and music.There are no inclusion classes, just special ed. All negatives in my book. On the plus side, the principal is fabulous and on top of every problem, social or otherwise in the school;and is very welcoming and receptive to parent concerns and inquiries.Most of the teachers seem very dedicated as well.There are lots of hard working kids with involved parents, but a large transient population brings down the scores.It concerns me to have my children in this district.I'd feel better if the test scores were better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2005

Teachers and administration are extremely helpful and caring.
—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.

About these ratings

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.

340 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

337 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
73%

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.

361 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

360 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
70%
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.

398 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

398 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%
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 Students37%
Female39%
Male35%
African American27%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities6%
General population43%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%

Math

All Students23%
Female21%
Male23%
African American16%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities4%
General population26%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant23%
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%
Male28%
African American20%
Asian/Pacific Islander72%
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities2%
General population38%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%

Math

All Students29%
Female30%
Male28%
African American16%
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities3%
General population34%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%
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 Students33%
Female40%
Male28%
African American20%
Asian/Pacific Islander47%
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities1%
General population40%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English35%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant33%

Math

All Students18%
Female20%
Male18%
African American7%
Asian/Pacific Islander47%
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities0%
General population22%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English19%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant18%

Science

All Students77%
Female75%
Male79%
African American70%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities49%
General population85%
English language learners21%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
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 54% 48%
Black 1 24% 19%
Hispanic 2 18% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 4% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 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 229%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 1%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 71%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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North Babylon, NY 11703
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