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Pelham Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 679 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted December 12, 2013

My children attended Pelham High from grades 9-11. We then moved upstate. I am so sorry we moved. Somers High School can not hold a candle to Pelham High. The staff at Pelham are so wonderful. They truly care about your child and are constantly finding ways to help him/her. They are in continuous touch with the parent. I truly miss the individual attention my children received from the Pelham Staff. Dr. Hergenrother, Mr Henry, Mr Huvane, Mrs. Waters, Ms. Ettinger, are all exceptional!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2013

The school does a really bad job of acculturating the students into an academic environment. It is geared to a the high achieving students, who also are given all the extra curricular encouragement, and even the athletic opportunities. Such a soul-crushing experience for the average student, that many leave before high school. Look up the stats on LD support -- almost the worst in Westchester. The high achievers are downright mean and dismissive to the others, too. Do not make the mistake of sending your children there. Bad for all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2011

Im enrolling there next year im going to be in 8th grade I took many tours of the school every volleyball game I went to see Pelham would always win I cant wait im so excited for 2012.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2011

We moved from Maryland to NY. This the best school if your child has a learning disability. My daughter could not read all through elementary school. The teachers worked together as a team to assist her. In three months she was reading now. This school is incredible best school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2009

If there was a name and good reason to move out of the madness that is New York city to improve the quality of life for my family it would be Pelham, we are happier healthier and most of all recieiving an education the likes of a private school . Our only wish is that there soon be more diversity so the children can have the advantage that city children have of learning to walk with people of all racial, cultural and economic backgrounds.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2009

I currently am enrolled in Pelahm Middle School, and it is great. The teachers made me feel so welcome and there are so many new people to meet. There are some really fun afterschool clubs too; my personal favorite, art club. But that's just me. The point is, it's an excellent school, and you should consider enrolling your child(ren).
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 23, 2007

Pelham is really cool. I went there and I loved it.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%
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.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%
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.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
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 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 Students70%
Female77%
Male62%
African American40%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities4%
General population78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%

Math

All Students63%
Female65%
Male61%
African American30%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities13%
General population69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
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 Students63%
Female62%
Male63%
African American20%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities4%
General population72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%

Math

All Students62%
Female59%
Male64%
African American27%
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities7%
General population71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
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 Students66%
Female73%
Male62%
African American35%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities25%
General population72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%

Math

All Students52%
Female51%
Male53%
African American10%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities11%
General population58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%

Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/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 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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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 70% 48%
Hispanic 1 16% 23%
Black 2 6% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 4% 9%
Two or more races 2 4% 1%
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 11%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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 77%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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Pelham, NY 10803
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