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Palmyra Macedon Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 464 students

 

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Posted September 26, 2005

My children have had excellent experiences at Pal-Mac Middle School. The building principal is approachable, caring, and concerned. The teachers have provided meaningful learning opportunities, and been fully accessible. The music department is exceptional!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2005

The Palmyra-Macedon School District does not have the most outstanding academic performance, but it still is above average and offers students many opportunities to succeed. The teachers and staff at Palmyra-Macedon work arduously to prepare their students for the real world. The school has one of the best sports programs in the area with excellent facilities. Students have a wide variety of extra-curricular activities to choose from and an excellent arts and music program. The school has much to offer and parent and community involvment is astounding. Plain and simply, this is a great school recovering from some unwanted publicity.
—Submitted by a former 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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

137 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
79%
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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

127 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
71%
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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%
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 91% 48%
Two or more races 1 4% 1%
Hispanic 2 3% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1% 9%
Black 2 1% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 20%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 235%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 13%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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  • MS. DARCY SMITH

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163 Hyde Pky
Palmyra, NY 14522
Phone: (315) 597-3450

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