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Rocky Point Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 818 students

 

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Posted April 13, 2010

Great school-wonderful teachers. Many activities for the children. A caring community has produced a number one public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2009

The school is verfy supportive of new students. The teachers are very approachable via in person, email, or by phone. I was very impressed with the Teacher e-boards and the e-portal to track my daughter's progress. The school offers a pleasant, upbeat, and safe environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2009

This school succeeds very well in helping students make a smooth transition from the intermediate school to middle school. The district's online parent portal makes it easy to track how your child is doing on every assignment in every class. Teachers' e-boards make it easy to find out what's going on in the classroom and what assignments students should be working on at home. The administrators are well-liked by students and parents alike. Wide range of extra-curricular activities. Very upbeat, positive learning environment. My only complaint is that the curriculum could be more challenging -- especially for high performing students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2007

i go to rocky point middle school and i like it and i would say its a good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 24, 2006

Art and sports programs are very good, however if you have a child that requires more acadmic attention, good luck! If they are not Special Education but require additional services they will fight you and tell you that your child doesn't need it because they don't want their ratings to go down with the state education department. If you have a mainstream child that doesn't require much added services then the district is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2005

Great School.... Great athletic and music program. Named 'best sportsmanship' of the region.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2005

I feel that the quality of academic programs in Rocky Point Middle School are well within the means of most NYS schools. Their sports programs, are average, but I feel their music programs are above average compared to other districts. If you want to be involved with the Middle School, I believe you are welcomed to do so at any time.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 30% in 2013.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
66%
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.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
76%

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.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%
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 Students24%
Female27%
Male21%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities0%
General population30%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English25%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant24%

Math

All Students19%
Female13%
Male24%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White19%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities2%
General population23%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English20%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant19%
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 Students42%
Female41%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities4%
General population50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%

Math

All Students22%
Female18%
Male26%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White22%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities0%
General population26%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant22%
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 Students35%
Female40%
Male31%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities3%
General population42%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%

Math

All Students16%
Female14%
Male19%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White16%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilities0%
General population19%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant16%

Science

All Students85%
Female85%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities59%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
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

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 90% 48%
Hispanic 1 7% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1% 9%
Black 2 1% 19%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 2%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 73%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. SCOTT O'BRIEN

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76 Rocky Pt-Yaphank Rd
Rocky Point, NY 11778
Phone: (631) 744-1600

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