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Port Jervis Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 482 students

 

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Posted April 27, 2014

This school is not good. We live in the district and have made the choice to send our children to another school district. Thank goodness that a relative lives in a high performing school district nearby. We have no regrets. Our children are years ahead of children in the same grade. They make excuses and blame the students, parent involvement etc.. It's never the teachers or administrators fault. There are no textbooks. My children's school district was teaching the Common Core skills before the state required it. When looking for a place to move your family to. I advise you to pay the extra money in school/real estate taxes so that your children will be in a better school district. Good town. Horrible school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2010

I have one child that has gone through the Port Jervis Middle school (now in high school) and I have nothing but good memories of the school. The teachers were very involved and quick to contact me if ther wre a noticalbe change in my childs performance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2006

My child has only been attending this school for half of this school year and during this short amount of time I am not pleased with how this school has handled my child's (IEP) individualized educational plan for the reasons stated below: 1) They don't continually follow the IEP by providing all of the child's related services, therefore you have to check regularly by questioning your child on a daily basis or spend time contacting this school to verify if your child is receiving all the services he/she should be receiving. They also tend to leave off services from the IEP which should be included - you need to carefully read the IEP before signing off on it. 2) They wanted to declassify my child from services that are still very much needed which tells me they really don't give a hoot for my childs needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2005

I have heard so much controversy over Port Jervis Schools. I was concerned about sending my child there, but I wasn't financially able to send them to private school (I have 4 children), BUT...It's not anything like I've heard! My oldest daughter is in 8th grade this year and my next is in 7th. No problems at all with teachers talking down to her or her friends. The academics impressed me, in fact my daughter made the Honor Roll. The work is just as hard here as it is anywhere else. I think some people need to remember the saying, 'You get out of it what you put in to it'. I like this school and the teachers. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I just hope everyone finds out forthemselves what this school is REALLY like, not just going by hearsay, Mine or anyone elses.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2005

Teachers/faculty talk down to students calling them 'losers' and they get away with too much in this district. Too many people are related creating many 'social' problems. If you're from Port Jervis or related to someone you get away with more! They hide alot of their problems and there are alot of physical fights amoung the students that never get resolved. there is a large % of obesity in Port Jervis and alcohol and drug use. They really should consider drug testing for the faculty/teachers! Their mentorship/coaching leaves alot to be desired!
—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.

Grade level

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 29% in 2014.

208 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

205 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
56%
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.

243 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

213 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
6%

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

193 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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 2 79% 48%
Black 1 9% 19%
Hispanic 1 9% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1% 9%
Two or more races 1 1% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 0%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 10%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 3%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 3%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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  • Cynthia Benedict

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118 E Main St
Port Jervis, NY 12771
Phone: (845) 858-3100

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