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Skaneateles Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 405 students

 

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Posted August 25, 2013

Skaneateles is the best high school you can send your kids to. Not only are the academics interesting and challenging, but the teachers are the greatest. They are always there for you- with school work and anything you bring to them.


Posted February 1, 2012

A typical Skaneateles School class has 80% of the class on "high honors" (94 or above average). Highly ranked colleges such as local Cornell University love to accept Skaneateles grads due to it's great reputation for solid academics and its accolades regarding preparing grads for college and the real world beyond. They teach both academics and "life skills", "positive attitude", team work, etc at this school while many schools only teach academics. (at least when I was in school in the finger lakes). They clean house in Odyssey of the Minds competitions and their sports teams are currently all excelling!! State Champs in soccer, undefeated in football, sectionals in basketball in past year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2009

Students at this school excel in everything. From sports to in the classroom. My child came home with an 85 on a test and said everyone was asking him 'What up' There is a lot of positive pure pressure at this school to do better and be better. I highly recommend this school district
—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 30% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 31% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
83%
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. 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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 28% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
93%
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. 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 34% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2011.

126 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%
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. 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 2011-2012 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 97% 48%
Asian 1% 9%
Hispanic 1% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 19%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 0%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 7%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 6%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 13%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. TIMOTHY F. CHIAVARA

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35 East St
Skaneateles, NY 13152
Phone: (315) 291-2241

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