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South Ocean Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 509 students

 

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Posted October 23, 2003

The principal of the school is Mr.Manny Sanzone whose dedicated committment is enormous. I believe his goal is to bring out the best in every child in the school. Of the 700- 800 hundred children in the school he knows not only their names but is aware in all of their potential. He makes regular visits to all of the classes,to assure both teacher and student is evolving in learning and teaching. He promotes respect and spirit in both school and self. His solid committment seems to make the students want to achieve toward their greatest potential. I believe this school could grow to be a model for other schools throughout the state and possibly country.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

I have two children currently enrolled in this school and I have to say the teachers are excellent and the pricapal really cares about the students here at S.O.A you have made my 6th grade daughter feel welcome and happy to be enterinmg such a high grade school. Sincerely, A Parent
—Submitted by a parent


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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 30% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
63%

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.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
53%
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.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
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 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 Students15%
Female18%
Male11%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic7%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population15%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English17%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant15%

Math

All Students16%
Female17%
Male15%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic4%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population16%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English19%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant16%
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 Students27%
Female34%
Male21%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population28%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%

Math

All Students18%
Female21%
Male16%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic3%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population19%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English20%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant18%
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 Students18%
Female26%
Male11%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities0%
General population20%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English21%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant18%

Math

All Students12%
Female14%
Male8%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic3%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities8%
General population12%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English13%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant12%

Science

All Students55%
Female53%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities42%
General population57%
English language learners24%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
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 1 55% 48%
Hispanic 2 36% 23%
Black 1 6% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 3% 9%
Two or more races 1 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 210%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 253%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%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

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  • MS. LINDA PICKFORD

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225 S Ocean Ave
Patchogue, NY 11772
Phone: (631) 687-6600

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