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Crispell Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 735 students

 
 

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Posted January 6, 2011

Crispell is a good school, if you're not being bullied every day. My son has been taken out of this school for their bullying problem. The school does nothing to corect it and pretty much says "kids will be kids" or to just try and simply ignore it but how can you ignore something that happens on a daily basis? I will never send my child back to that place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2010

I love Crispell. Their are so many posibilities!!! :-))
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 15, 2009

Principal is proactive re: discipline and promoting appropriate behavior. Monthly Parents Forum available. Quality of instruction and feedback to the student varies greatly. Some teachers have a published grading policy, some don't. Some grade and return everything, some don't. Had to privately tutor composition and math all three years. Book:student ratio in library needs improvement. Specials teachers are all on the ball. Swim program has been cancelled. Some clubs are available but not publicized well. Honors and accel placements -looking for 95 average or better in preceding nonhonors year along with teacher rec. Honors SS, English, and Accelerated Math available in 7th. Accel. Math, Accel. Science and Honors SS, English available in 8th. Must accelerate in both science and math (not just one) due to scheduling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2009

Crispell is a great school for learning! Late principal Pat Materazza empowered his teachers many years ago to take actions that would support active student learning--taking advantage of the natural work-a-holic nature of most teachers. Keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2008

I'm in 6th grade and enjoy it the teachers are nice and helpful.And they all treat you like family
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 20, 2008

I go to school here in the 7th grade, and i love it! One of the good things about it here is the honor roll classes. in sixth grade, if you have an above average grade, you can be in an honors class for that subject. same in eigth. the teachers are awesome here, and we actually strive really hrd to be the best we can be!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 30, 2007

I'm an 8th grade student there who get's good grades, and I must say it is an excellent school. The teachers are understanding and don't overwork their students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 14, 2006

Crispell has teachers that give great concern for their students. The school has little fights and more students involved in making there school a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2006

The school expects good behavior. As a Parent I am happy with the education and high expectation of good behavior. The Principle does a great job and really connects well with the students and parents.It is one of the best schools in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2006

the quality of academic programs are equal to most other schools. Crispell has music, art programs. The availability of sports for grade 6 is very limited. The school policy of giving ISS out at the drop of a hat needs to be revised. I see most of the things the school suspends kids for (in my opinion) deserve detention, not a day locked away in a room.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted August 10, 2005

i think the school is great, but they need to end the bully problem once and for all!
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

224 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

207 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

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.

212 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

174 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
76%
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.

203 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

119 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%
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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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 85% 48%
Hispanic 2 9% 23%
Black 1 4% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1% 9%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 10%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 238%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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 15%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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Pine Bush, NY 12566
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