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A M Cosgrove Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 934 students

 

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Posted July 26, 2011

While I love the teaching staff in this school and many of the things it has going for it.. It needs morw strength.. there is far to much bullying going on here and it's not addressed.. While the principal is a nice guy he is not tough enough.. the councling staff does very little to address these problems as well.... thier solution is to sit the kids face to face and work it out.. this doesn't work with bullies and only goves them more ammunition...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2010

This is a great school i love it. I love all the teachers. They are friendly if you are friendly to them.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 8, 2009

My daughter just transferred from elementary school to middle school. It was a daunting transition, but the administration, faculty, and staff made it a very positive experience for her--she felt safe and excited by the next phase of learning ahead. After recently attending their curriculum night and meeting her teachers, I was so impressed by the amount of effort that they put into setting my child up for success; the use of technology to aid learning; and the devotion of the teachers to the students. My daughter is off to a great start this year--I can't thank this team enough. Spencerport Schools and Cosgrove in particular are fantastic and deserve to win!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

Cosgrove is a very special place. The students and staff are very caring people. They strive each and everyday to leave the world better than they found it. The staff is dedicated to provide a rigorous curriculum that is differentiated to meet the needs of all students. Cosgrove is a very special place to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2008

Some good teachers, good programs. But we left because of incidents with various students in my daughter's 8th grade. A lot of defiance from several students and things don't improve throughout the year- they get more bold.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2006

The quality of academic programs is excellent, as is the level of parental involvement. Availability of sports, music and other extracurricular activities is also excellent. This school is excellent. Administration listens to parents and are proactive.
—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.

259 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

258 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
79%
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.

273 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

262 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
86%
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.

293 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

193 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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 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 85% 48%
Black 1 5% 19%
Hispanic 2 4% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 3% 9%
Two or more races 1 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 10%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 128%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

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

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 11%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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2749 Spencerport Rd
Spencerport, NY 14559
Phone: (585) 349-5302

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