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Calkins Road Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 704 students

 

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Posted July 23, 2008

i just graduated from calkins this year. it is the most amazing middle school ever, combing buildings, teachers, etc. it rocks!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 20, 2007

I'm a 7th grade student and i love the auditorium and the teachers and the gym! Go midknights!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 31, 2007

The auditorium is fantastic, so is the cafeteria, and all ALL of the classrooms. This is a great school, great faculty, fantastic.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 26, 2007

Calkins Road Middle School just completed its first year of operation. My daughters, 6th grade and 8th grade, had an excellent academic and social experience. The teachers are intelligent, child-centered, dedicated and engaged with the students as well as the parents. The music program at this school is exceptional. The school offers three levels of math instruction (Regents, Advanced and Honors) and advanced science in 8th grade to accommodate advanced students. The new facility provides beautiful, flexible and functional learning environment. Parents saw an almost seamless transition with the opening of this school, Pittsford second middle school, and the division of the middle school population. Calkins Road is an excellent academic choice if you live in north or west Pittsford.
—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.

219 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

216 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
94%
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

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

191 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
91%
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.

238 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

137 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%
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
White 1 83% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 8% 9%
Black 1 4% 19%
Hispanic 1 4% 23%
Two or more races 1 2% 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 21%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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 13%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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  • MR. JOSHUA WALKER

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1899 Calkins Rd
Pittsford, NY 14534
Phone: (585) 267-1902

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