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Carrie Palmer Weber Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1177 students

 

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Posted April 27, 2014

I don t buy this discrimination thing! it is so yesterday! Come on, we have an african-american president! REALLY??? I hate when people are unsuccessful because they are lazy and miserable and blame it on discrimination ! This school is absolutely amazing! My child has never been happier and more successful before! Teachers are very involved and relationships are very personalized. I get emails from teachers saying that my kid s doing so well, and I DO get emails with concerns and solutions. Teachers offer extra help and work very hard for our children. I always say: If you don t like it somewhere, there is no reason to stay. you can leave and be miserable somewhere else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2013

Unfortunately there are several incompetent teachers. The administration is well aware but year-to-year these teachers remain. There are a few true great educators, but it appears that even these great teachers are low on morale. Thhe experience for the kids is completely uninspired. With all of the community resources and parental involvement, this can be a wonderful school, but instead it seems to be a holding pen for kids between elementary and high school. There seems to be very little connection between the principal, staff and parents. The principal is mainly concerned about self-promotion and little else. It's a shame, because the kids are the ones who are getting a raw deal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2012

I find this school to be as it was when I attended many years ago...very discriminating! One thing that has remained the same in PW schools is that a certain socioeconomic group get's all the perks and others are left in the dust! I imagine most of the good reviews are the very same people in question! This is a very diverse community where everyone should be treated equally! It resembles a NYC school rather than what is supposed to be a suburban school. I'm currently looking into a private school alternative.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2012

I read some reviews about Carrie Palmer Weber Middle School in Port Washington, most say that it's a very good one. I am trying to make an appointment to have a visit to it , but not sure if it's available for the school.


Posted March 31, 2011

Several years back I had rated this school, but since, it has improved in any areas that were in need of improvement. It is an excellent, up and coming school, with a fantastic principal, who is willing to withstand any storm. There is no better middle school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 21, 2010

good school for smart students, otherwise, u'll have a problem. Administration is arguable , however, most teachers are fair.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 25, 2009

My child is a 6 grader. She enjoys so much with all activities in Weber. Now she is the memeber of the Science Olympiad team. Weber is amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2009

Weber is an amazing school! Everyone is treated equalily and the teachers are great. I'm Debbie and I'm an 8th grader and teachers here are excellent. Teachers are very intelligent and have fun while teaching. There are lots of extra curricular activities like clubs and sports. We are a very good sports team and win most games. If you want to go to an amazing school. Go to Carrie Palmer Middle School.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 21, 2009

Weber middle school is an amazing school. There are tons of extra curricular activities for people with all of different interests. The teachers are great, they are amazing and most of them have fun teaching and are fun to learn from. The sports here at Weber are very good, many of the teams win most of they're games. It's really easy to make friends and most of the students are rally nice. All in all i think Weber is an amazing school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 14, 2006

A good all-around suburban middle school. Guidance counselors have been excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2005

Both of my children have had excellent experiences at Weber. I have been happy with the level of academic stimulation and the social atmosphere. The sports program which is in danger of being cut has been excellent as has the music program. The one problem I have had is access to teachers. There are no individual parent teacher conferences and teachers who do not want to meet with parents can avoid doing so. The principal seems to be addressing this problem but the lack of mandatory conferences at such an important time in a child's development reduces parent involvement in their child's education.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

384 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

382 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
86%
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.

364 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

358 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
63%

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 36% in 2014.

366 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

244 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%
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 70% 48%
Hispanic 2 15% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 12% 9%
Black 1 3% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 24%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 111%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 6%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 72%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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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching

Language learning

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

School Leader's name
  • MS. MARILYN RODAHAN

Programs

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

Resources

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

Boys sports
  • Cross country
Girls sports
  • Cross country

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
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Port Washington Blvd
Port Washington, NY 11050
Phone: (516) 767-5505

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