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Sidney Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 307 students

 

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Posted October 29, 2010

SIDNEY SCHOOL HAS GREAT TEACHERS .VERY NICE LEADER SHIP. AND MOST OF ALL VERY CHALLENING CERAWSWORD PUZZELS


Posted October 4, 2009

This is our 1st year in the middle school after being in the elementary for yrs.....As for the middle school they have a really great group of teachers for the 6th grade...If you were to ask my son even 1yr ago his favorite subject was math as always, however, this yr for open house when he had to put a picture of himself in his favorite subjects classroom....It was in science (he said it was very hard to decide as he likes all subjects this yr)....Go figure??...I say 'it must be the teachers who are able to encourage him as they are so far....I have never smiled from ear to ear before about my son and school.....Keep up the great work!!!.....From, 1 proud parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2008

the teachers rock and the sports are awesome. the band 4out of 5. the only bad thing is some of the people!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 26, 2008

Sidney School have a very high sucess rate for academics, music & sports. Yes I do agree with the other parent that sports is put to high up on list but I have found that if my children need help they can get it. The teachers have been very helpful and are willing to meet with you if you have concerns. We have kids going to States for Odessey of the mind, we had students play in Disney, Thanks Mr. Norris & Mr. DeSiro, which was fantastic. I am very proud to be a Sidney Parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2008

The staff are great, overall, however the school is understaffed and there is a lack of supervision. It is difficult for a student to get extra help when needed, and they are going to be making more cuts, giving even less help. Sidney schools seem to focus too much on sports and less on the success of each student. Perhaps if they did not invest so much into football, there would be money left over for a more individualized program for each student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2008

The Sidney Schools have wonderful teachers, and staff. I'm extremely glad I had enrolled my children in Sidney, rather the Bainbridge.
—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 30% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
49%
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.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
51%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
70%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%
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 2 91% 48%
Hispanic 2 4% 23%
Two or more races 1 3% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1% 9%
Black 1 1% 19%
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 21%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 260%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 5%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 0%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. COREY A. GREEN

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13 Pearl St E
Sidney, NY 13838
Phone: (607) 563-2135

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