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Saxton Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 734 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted May 31, 2011

All i can say is that Saxton Middle School is a wonderful place to be a part of. The Principal and Vice-Principal of Saxton are excellent and they work with students and parents to make it better every day. Our teachers all work to make sure that every student is acknowledged. The music, arts, sports and academic programs are unbeatable. The community is very committed and very proud of this school. It is run with respect, discipline and with a dedication that is hard to beat. I rate this school VERY above average.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2009

I'm a seventh grade student who attends Saxton Middle School and loves it there. The teachers are welcoming and friendly, and try to push your kids in the right direction to get really awesome grades. We get 4 minutes to change from class to class which is 2 more minutes than the other two middle schools. The after school activities are fun and exciting as well. i also believe, that Saxton is the safest place to go out of our three middle schools. Have a wonderful experience!!
—Submitted by a student


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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.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
52%
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.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
47%
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.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%
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 Students20%
Female21%
Male20%
African American9%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White22%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities3%
General population23%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English21%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant20%

Math

All Students13%
Female9%
Male16%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic4%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White16%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities6%
General population15%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English14%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant13%
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 Students21%
Female29%
Male13%
African American25%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities0%
General population26%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English22%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant21%

Math

All Students14%
Female18%
Male11%
African American8%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White15%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities0%
General population17%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English15%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant14%
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 Students29%
Female33%
Male25%
African American31%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities7%
General population34%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%

Math

All Students16%
Female15%
Male17%
African American8%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities2%
General population19%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English17%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant16%

Science

All Students81%
Female84%
Male77%
African American66%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities39%
General population92%
English language learners28%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 65% 48%
Hispanic 28% 23%
Black 4% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 17%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 142%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 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 76%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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Patchogue, NY 11772
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