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Peekskill Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 590 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted October 2, 2013

The Peekskill Middle School is an amazing school with a caring Principal, a staff committed to the success of the school and the kids. The kids are all happy and excited about the school. There are great programs, activities and an amazing committment for academic excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

Peekskill School District has promised a new Middle School for over 4 years and the project is over 2 years behind schedule with little to no hope in sight for a completion date in the near future. Extremely high taxes, low scores and broken promises.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2008

Parent involvement rates an 'F'. No one participates or joined to help the '2' members of the PTO. The new building is over 1 year behind schedule. Poor management and budgeting by the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2004

I think all Peekskill schools are the best. Our staff members have many challanges that they overcome on a daily basis. If we tracked our children that stay in the district from K-12 I think the report card would look much different.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2004

The teachers at the Peekskill Middle School are among the best. They give 100% of themselves and some. They're dedicated to helping the children achieve the highest education the can offer. The School District Needs to help with providing them with the proper resources they need, such as updated books. But being the dedicated teachers to ensuring proper education they go out of there way to provide the children one way or the other with the materials they need. The staff they're is also great. Anytime you need to speak with someone they're there to help you to help the students. I think there's great team effort amongst the teachers and staff which also contributes to the success of their educational programs and put them a step above the rest. There's room for growth but there definitly headed in the right direction. Keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

i really think that the school is doing an outstanding job teaching my nephew and neice. keep up the good work. my nephew:jeremy nazario my neice:typhani nazario are doing a good job in that school because of the way it is ran.


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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.

252 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
5%

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

250 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
68%
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.

221 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
6%

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

212 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
48%
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.

195 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
16%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

201 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%
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
Hispanic 1 47% 23%
Black 2 39% 19%
White 2 11% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 3% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 110%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 178%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 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 63%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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212 Ringgold St
Peekskill, NY 10566
Phone: (914) 737-4542

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