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Indian River Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 850 students

 

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Posted June 16, 2013

My oldest son went for 6th and 7th grade to IRMS and I hated it! We came from Maryland and pretty much everything he's been told in 6th grade at IR he already knew from 5th grade in Maryland. Their was no extra work for him. The discipline is a joke. We had a couple of situations where my son got bullied and he ended up being punished because he said something to a teacher ! I always told my son to walk away or tell an adult but don't fight back. After all these bad experiences at IR, it is very sad but I have to say I can not expect him to do that no more. I'm very happy we are moving and he don't have to attend IR no more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Great school that cares great staff = Excellent Students:)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2009

I love this school I was in it for 2 years but then i moved i love it so much its a grate schoo.


Posted January 13, 2009

I think that its a great school but I also think the discipline is out of control - kids get detention for using the bathroom without a pass, the lunch atmosphere is stifling - lunch monitors write students up for disciplinary action for talking to their friends. Other than that I love this school. Too bad I have to move.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 27, 2006

I attended Indian River middle school my 7th grade year. I had just moved from Alabama to New York and was not looking forward to going to a new school. I must say I wouldn't have traded my experience there for the world. It was the grandest school I have ever been in. We got a wide varity of classes to choose from, the days were not long and we even got to go swimming for P.E. The teachers acctually wanted to help you learn and make sure your time with them was useful. If you had the slightest problem with a student it would be taken care of quickly and fairly. I loved all of my teachers and had some of my best friends at that school. I only wish there was such a school down here in Alabama. God Bless.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 18, 2005

Two of my three children attended IRMS. I found the school to be one of the best that my kids have attended. The teachers and the district have gone out of their way to give the students a fantastic learning environment. We moved back to the area from Germany, and it was our goal to return to this school district. The schools offer many extracurricular activities and a safe school. Every school has room for improvement, but out of the numerous schools that my children have attended, this one has been the best. (they have attended primary through high school during our two tours of duty at Ft. Drum). It's an excellent school district.
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Posted February 4, 2005

All of my children attended IRMS. The discipline is out of control - kids get detention for using the bathroom without a pass, the lunch atmosphere is stifling - lunch monitors write students up for disciplinary action for talking to their friends. The art program is wonderful and physical education is also well done. Several teachers are excellent - Mrs. Young, Mrs. Dean, Mrs. Blanchard, Mr. Sauer, and Mr. Inserra. Mr. Moore is a superb counseler. These people are the gems in a school life with favoritism and poor leadership.
—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 29% in 2014.

294 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

267 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
63%
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.

281 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

265 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
16%

2013

 
 
7%

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.

267 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

214 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
7%

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 1 69% 48%
Black 2 12% 19%
Hispanic 1 11% 23%
Two or more races 2 4% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 12%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 241%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 8%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 20%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Nurse(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • German
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. NANCY TAYLOR-SCHMITT

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
Foreign languages taught
  • German
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Swimming
Girls sports
  • Swimming

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
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32735 County Rt 29
Philadelphia, NY 13673
Phone: (315) 642-0125

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