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Olean Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 542 students

 

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Posted September 12, 2014

Very Poor. My child is special needs, and we had to fight and fight, just to get that recognized. I couldn't possibly state everything here we had gone through with this school. What a nightmare. All the teacher's, staff, etc are 'in bed together'. You have to fight so hard just for your child to get treated fairly. They say they want the parent involved, but when the parent steps in, they don't like it and accuse you of being a helicopter parent. My child has suffered emotionally because of how the adults acted. It's shocking and unbelieveable. They want the money, but don't want to give what the child needs. I have a retired teacher that lives around the corner from me, and she said get your child somewhere other then the Olean school district! Don't even ask me what I and many others think of the Principal and Superintendent, what a joke!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2014

Recently, this school went from 6th-8th grade to 4th to 7th grade. It should have remained the 6th-8th grade, because my 4th grader is failing and the school doesn't care anymore. If you last name isn't a "rich" name, then you get "bullied" all the time. I am seriously thinking about moving to another state where teachers care about their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2011

The teachers, administrators and staff members at the Olean Middle School are all very caring people. Some will complain based on personal experience, but you can't take away from the efforts of all the people mentioned above.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 30, 2010

olean middle school spends money on things they don't even need and then they complain about how they have no money also there is alot of bullies in the school i would not reccommend any kid to go there the teachers have favorites and it just not a safe envirment.


Posted April 30, 2010

the school is complety stupid and the teachers have favorites they only like preps.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

132 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
54%
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.

166 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

161 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
61%
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.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
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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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 84% 48%
Black 1 7% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 3% 9%
Hispanic 1 2% 23%
Two or more races 2 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 10%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 254%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 12%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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School Leader's name
  • Gerald Trietley

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401 Wayne St
Olean, NY 14760
Phone: (716) 375-8060

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