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H B Mattlin Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 771 students

 

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Posted June 6, 2011

This is the best school I have ever been to! It is like a private school. The kids there are great and the teachers are very interactive and caring. All the students at this school aim high to be the best academically. Truly, a wonderful environment for learning.


Posted March 16, 2011

iT'S LIKE A PRIVATE ACADEMY. Excellent teachers, curriculum, music and art department as well as languages. A well rounded outstanding education! mm
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2010

A top school. The school is academic focused. These kids are overwhelming college-bound. The extra curricular from music to science to robotics to community outreach to student government, drama and sports are encouraged by parent and faculty and actively engaged in. This is a school that encourages the highest performance in every student -- academic assistance is widely supported to those who need more support. The teachers do care -- but do not coddle the kids. The academic workload is there to help prepare them for success in high school (JFK) and beyond.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

My seventh grade Triplet Grandchildren are doing very well in their classroom endeavors and still find time to enjoy music and team sports,(especially tennis for one child) and participate in Drama Club. The production of Willy Wonka last term was very professional.The teaching staff gives their all for the students. My children who attended Mattlin in 1970,1973,and 1976 formed life long friendships begun at Mattlin as did many children who grew up here in Plainview and chose to return as adults.


Posted March 20, 2009

I agree with other responders that there is much to keep you busy at this school--too bad it isn't properly leveled- nor equitably challenging to offer a well rounded education for all. Most teachers are kind, but there is little supervision as to the worthiness of what they teach or how their classes are run. Excuses are abounding with little justification for many unprofessional incidents. Neither the parents nor the students are kept in the loop . Staff memebers who are kind, thorough, involved and effective are grossly unrecognized at both the school and district levels. Yet many others move only to collect their paycheck and show little regard for the impact their negativity and lack of teaching ability has on their students. Parents who approach the administration with questions, suggestions, complaints or comments are forever heralded as nuisances.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2008

This is a great school. There are extracurriculars you can busy yourself with. As well as a great education system. There is extra help if you need it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 30, 2008

middle school and high school do not offer clubs or classes for those students interested in vocational pursuits --there is no support for interests outside of sports, language and science--there are no mentors for students whose interest are not typically college bound. Additionally, there is a lot of 'we don't teach that here' versus 'that sounds like something we could develop'--Students who reluctantly approach those in student government to suggest changes are put down and feel humiliated for their suggestions For a school district that commands a hefty school tax, there is much too much talk and promise and little delivery.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2007

Most of the teachers are kind, but they challenge you. It really is a great, caring school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 5, 2006

I love this school... its funner and compared to what othwee schools are lik this dominates! H.B Mattlin ROCKS
—Submitted by a 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 30% in 2014.

170 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

167 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
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 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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

141 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
92%
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.

152 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

140 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
90%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%
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 2 87% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 10% 9%
Hispanic 2 3% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Black 1 0% 19%
Two or more races 2 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 14%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 1%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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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Painting

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. DEAN MITTLEMAN

Programs

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  • Core knowledge
Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
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Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
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100 Washington Ave
Plainview, NY 11803
Phone: (516) 937-6393

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