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Midland School

Public | K-5 | 548 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
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2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted July 28, 2014

This school prides itself on high test scores, which are correlated more to the intelligence of the student body than to the teaching at the school. I am hopeful about the new principal, as this place needs some new blood. My kids didn't get into private schools, so we are looking to move to Greenwich, CT, where the public schools are far better. The school does not focus on conceptual learning; the only goal is to "teach to the test" so that standardized test scores will be high, and the funding won't be compromised. This type of education does a huge disservice to our children. This school is hyped up far more than it should be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2014

The family's are wonderful but my daughter is finding some problems with the children and the teachers are not even getting involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2014

Amazing school and community! Our children attended a top private school in New York City before moving to Rye. Midland is a better school than that school plus the families are wonderful. Exactly the kind of parents and children who want your kids to be exposed to at a young age. Very family oriented, smart, friendly people dedicated to education. Wonderful! A rare find so close to NYC! No wonder everyone wants to live here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2012

I have had children in Midland School for 14 years. The school does a wonderful job nurturing its students and preparing them for further educational and life experiences. The staff is consistently excellent and there is very solid support from the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2011

I am extremely happy with this school. I have two children who attend in different grades and I am pleased with the small class size and capable, dedicated teachers that they have. It compares favorably to the expensive private school my children were enrolled in when we lived in New York City.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2011

It is a wonderful school, my son loves it and we are very happy with it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

Midland is a fabulous school. The Rye City Schools curriculum is challenging and comprehensive and there is a great deal of ongoing professional development available to and required of teachers. The music, art and P.E. programs are great and the students enjoy their specials. The grade level dramatic plays are always something to look forward to as they integrate the music program and the grade level curriculum. The level of parent involvement, dedication to the school and support of teachers is very high. There are wonderful enrichment programs and other additional 'extras' made possible by the support of the PTO. Both my children have had strong academic and social experiences.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2005

Great academic programs. High level of parent involvement. There are music and art programs, PTO run afterschool programs some of the time. Sports in city not so much at school. Extra High level Math enrichment. Staff is mostly wonderful. Overall we are very happy with the school.
—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 32% in 2014.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
97%
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 33% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%
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 30% in 2014.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
96%
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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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 85% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 7% 9%
Hispanic 1 6% 23%
Black 2 1% 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 5%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 22%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 2%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 58%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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Midland Ave
Rye, NY 10580
Phone: (914) 967-6100

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