Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

School 9m Oceanside Middle School

Public | 7-8 & ungraded | 923 students

 
 

Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
No new ratings
2013:
No new ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

7 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted October 11, 2011

My son has started at the OMS a month ago, and so far, the experience has been extremely positive. While the academic level is certianly a huge step above the 6th grade, he is enjoying the challenges. The teachers are very supportive and it looks like they are oding their best to teach the subject in the most interesting way. I have also asked him about bullying, and he is the type of kid who could get easily picked at-skinny, glasses, kind, but he tells me that there is nothing going on and he is very honest with me. We still talk about how to recognize and deal with bullying, but the school has a formal policy and each teacher also enforces peaceful and cooperative environment in the clasroom. The big plus are the late after school buses which allow kids to stay for clubs, atheltics and extra help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2011

The schools inability to deal with the emotional issues many preteens face makes oms a terror for many students. As a former student who had an exceptionally hard time in middle school I found the response of teachers & the counselors to allegations of bullying, etc. to be minimal. The use of "teams" gives students relatively little time to socialize with other students and the experience was very much "one size fits all" which seems odd since middle school marks the beginning of many changes in students (internal and external). Truly the most positive thing I could say from my experience was that there was a wide variety of extracurricular activities that students were actively encouraged to take part in.


Posted September 19, 2008

OMS is a great school! My son has a 504 plan and is involved with the inclusion team. His teachers do a wonderful job of keeping him on track and involved in his own education as well as clubs and intramurals. He has been very unhappy with school the past 3 years, but is going to school happy, coming home happy, and even doing homework without growling...a huge thank you to the OMS staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2008

Oceanside Middle is ok if your child is on grade level. If you have an IEP they will put your child in a cookie cutter program. One child fits all. Not happening!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2007

I have been very happy with OMS. The school offers an innovated program wherein students have the same teacher for a given subject in both the 7th and 8th grades. This system allows teachers to connect with and know your child. With few exceptions, my childrens' teachers have been very responsive regarding emails and telephone calls. The Principal appears to be happily involved in most aspects of school life and in developing not only academic success but also each student's character. Any issues regarding students' inappropriate conduct is dealt with quickly and seriously. In addition, OMS offers many after school clubs, and intramurals for those students who do not make various sports teams. The school offers late busses- a real plus for working parents. I would highly recommend OMS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2006

My daughter started 7th grade here after 6th grade JHS experience in NYC. We love this school, There is such a feeling of community. The level of education is superb. They are given a well rounded education. The school is not overly concerned with test scores, so as a result of this , the academics in all subjects is well concentrated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2005

My son only started in the middle school a month ago, and he likes most of his teachers so far. I attended 'Meet the Teacher Night', and was very impressed with the quality of the teachers -- they seemed very competent and organized, and the curriculum sounds stimulating. The district does a lot with technology, and the teachers are all well-versed, or learning to use the latest programs and tools in the classroom. THere is a lot of suuport for the students as far as getting extra help, counseling, and the like. Of course, time will tell whether everything the teachers discussed translates into an excellent school experience for my son.
—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.

Grade level

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 29% in 2014.

378 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

353 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
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 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.

416 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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 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

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 81% 48%
Hispanic 2 13% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 2% 9%
Black 1 2% 19%
Two or more races 1 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 12%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 211%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 5%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 64%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

This school has not yet provided program information.


Help other families

Millions of families turn to GreatSchools for help with their
school search. You can help these families by providing
a few details about this school.

Administrators & teachers: Let your school shine!

Help your school shine online by adding program highlights, photos and more on GreatSchools! Get started »

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

186 Alice Ave
Oceanside, NY 11572
Phone: (516) 678-8518

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools







ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT