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Paul J Gelinas Junior High School

Public | 7-9 | 894 students

 
 

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Posted April 23, 2014

The school was great up until 2013 when we lost Mr. Santana and Mr. Hueber who were then replaced by Dr. Gold and Mr. Coletti. Since the change in principals I've noticed a lack of after school activities keeping us students busy. At least they've kept traditions like annual volleyball/badminton tournaments and rec night, but what ever happened to pasta and pops? As far as I'm concerned, I'm happy to attend the school which (in my opinion) remains the premier middle school on Long Island, and I wouldnt have it any other way.


Posted February 26, 2012

THIS IS THE BEST SCHOOL YOU CAN PUT YOUR KID IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO PLO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (plo is one of the best teachers in the school)


Posted September 10, 2010

Paul J. Gelinas is an excellent school. The teachers abilily to reach the students and get amazing results is what a great school is all about.
—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 31% in 2013.

343 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

347 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%
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.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
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 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 Students61%
Female68%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities11%
General population67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%

Math

All Students57%
Female53%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities14%
General population62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
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 Students59%
Female61%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities7%
General population65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%

Math

All Students49%
Female48%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities0%
General population54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%

Science

All Students88%
Female86%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities59%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
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 2 88% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 8% 9%
Hispanic 2 3% 23%
Black 1 1% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 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 11%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 1%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 70%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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