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Ronkonkoma Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 761 students

 

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Posted July 16, 2008

I attend ronkonkoma middle school and i think that some teachers play favorites and some dont let you say things. I also think that the after school activites are also based on favorites. I think this school needs improvement. But the principal and assistant principal are my favorite in the whole school
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 15, 2007

This is a great school that my child attends!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2007

RMS is a great school. My son really enjoyed going there and the teachers are very nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2004

Special education teachers need more training in order to understand the needs of student. What they tell a parent and what they do are intirely different. Teachers have stated to me they do not have the time to help student one on one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2004

I am a graduate of Ronkonkoma JHS and it was an awesome place to learn. I love the way it is changing. There is more diversity then there has ever been. It is a community that is changing hopefully for the best.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 25, 2003

this school is a great place for our kids to learn.most kids have scool pride
—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 29% in 2014.

191 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

148 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
75%
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.

205 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

165 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 36% in 2014.

192 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
16%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%
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

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 82% 48%
Hispanic 1 11% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 5% 9%
Black 2 2% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 11%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 226%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 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 71%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. JOSEPH C. LICATO

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501 Peconic St
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Phone: (631) 467-6000

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