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Arcadia Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 859 students

 
 

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Posted August 2, 2009

Most people would be lucky to have such a great school. I loved Arcadia Middle School! There was absolutely no bullying and teachers were more than welcome to stay after school to help kids improve their grades or understand the material.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 7, 2008

This is my daughters first year at Arcadia Middle School. I think that the teachers and adminitrators are doing a great job. If ever I have had a concern and have called the school, I have gotten a call back withtin the same day. My daughter loves it and I am very pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2008

As good as school as any other greece school , just don't get the recognition like Athena.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2008

I have been very impressed with the quality of teachers at this school. My son feels very confortable with everyone and there is a very positive atmosphere. I think the best middle school in Greece BY FAR!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2008

This is my daughters first year at Greece Arcadia Middle School and what a disappointing experience it has been. Apparently, some teachers do not like to communicate with the parents and neglect to return phone calls or emails. My childs GPA is over 4.1 (due to the support she receives at home) however, I do feel that the lines of communication need to be open between the teacher, student, and parents. Oh well, I guess we're on our own.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2008

This is the best school! Every teacher is nice and kind!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 17, 2007

Both of my sons attend this school and love it. My kids have never been bullied and enjoy the environment of the school. I have emailed all of their teachers and have received great responses. I would like to see the administration stay the same from one year to the next.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2007

This school is sub-standard. The teachers are there only for a paycheck and don't really care about education or the children. Parent concerns are ignored and pacified which makes the whole situation unresolvable. We moved to get out of this school district.It is too big to have any real structure.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2007

The school is horrible. My granddaughter has had nothing but problems with being bullied since she's been there and no teacher or principal does anything about it. They ignore any problems that come up. They are there for the money and nothing more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2007

I am a middle school student in 7th grade at Arcadia. The school is really great! There is a student council and many extra-curricular activities like cooking club and yearbook. There are also many sports. The teachers are nice but sometimes don't know what they are doing.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 24, 2006

In reply to the PTSA and questioning its involment, may I suggest you attend the pre-announced meetings and discover additional information. As a VERY active participant in the PTSA, we are very involved! The problem is the lack of other parent involment. Our parent involment at meetings is ZILCH. Our excutive Board and a few more caring parents DO all the work and then some. Attend the PTSA meetings and become involved in your CHILDS school. Make a difference ! PTSA member
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2005

There are tons of extracurricular activities and plenty of sports teams. There is little school spirit. Teachers are pretty much really good or really bad. There is a PTSA, but I know little about it's involvement in the school. And there is no student council as far as i know.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 15, 2004

Arcadia middle school services are horrible. We just moved from Gates, and I have never had so many problems trying to get services for my children. Some teachers do not respond to emails, phone calls or messages left. I tried to give it the benefit of a doubt for the 1st part of the year, but I am so disappointed that nothing has changed. Yes, I do work very closely w/my children and the teachers that will respond- who actually really care and do have tutoring as well. This is a complete shame. And then they mislead about the funding for buses, then want to pass budget again for something else? Lets find another reason to up the taxes. If my children had the help required, I would definitely support it. But they don't, so I won't.
—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 30% in 2013.

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%
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 2012-2013 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. 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 31% in 2013.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
71%
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 2012-2013 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. 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 33% in 2013.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
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 2012-2013 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. 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

All Students29%
Female32%
Male26%
African American23%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities6%
General population33%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%

Math

All Students32%
Female32%
Male31%
African American16%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities12%
General population34%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students29%
Female33%
Male26%
African American22%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities2%
General population34%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%

Math

All Students42%
Female41%
Male42%
African American18%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities5%
General population48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students32%
Female44%
Male21%
African American21%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities0%
General population39%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%

Math

All Students28%
Female31%
Male24%
African American8%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities4%
General population33%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%

Science

All Students77%
Female80%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities42%
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

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 75% 48%
Black 2 12% 19%
Hispanic 1 10% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 2% 9%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 21%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 245%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

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

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 17%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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Rochester, NY 14612
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