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Pomona Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 649 students

 
 

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Posted November 2, 2010

Pomona Middle School has a dedicated staff and the administration team is outstanding. This month marked our annual Think College Now month. We have scheduled a variety of guest speakers from St Thomas Aquinas to Columbia Univ to the school to promote college awareness. The children are the best and so are their parents!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 3, 2007

The majority of the teachers are great. However, they are held back from teaching based on , unnecessary, restraints from the school district. Bad behavior from students is allowed. What about the good kids? If your child is an average or above average child. The district ignores them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2006

I am honored to have my child attend Pomona Middle School. She is excelling in every subject and has many friends. The educational staff is very encouraging and are available after hours if the children need extra help. My daughter came from a private school and she doesn't want to go back. She is very happy and is overexcelling in Pomona
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2005

When I went to Pomona, I learned a lot. The academic programs were strong, the music teachers were amazing, and parents were fairly invovled. These days, I see incoming freshman from Pomona. It isn't uncommon to see a lack of discipline, less academic oriented students, and overall less involved parents. That being said, the East Ramapo School District is getting better, so it is possible that Pomona can improve in coming years.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 10, 2005

I feel that the teachers in my sons school work very hard children safe but tyhe children cant be protected if they don't speak up and some don't feel comfortable enough because they might be called a tattle tale. Pomona Middle School is great with the extra curricular activities but maybe they should use some of the money and put iot into the children's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2005

I feel priviliged to work at Pomona Middle School. All of the staff work extremely hard to ensure that it is a learning centered environment. There are many amazing opportunities available- co-curricular, for the students to become involved in, as well as many exciting things happening in the classroom.
—Submitted by a staff


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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 31% in 2013.

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
26%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

319 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
40%
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.

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
30%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
38%
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 Students16%
Female19%
Male13%
African American13%
Asian/Pacific Islander35%
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities3%
General population20%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English17%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant16%

Math

All Students12%
Female9%
Male13%
African American9%
Asian/Pacific Islander42%
Hispanic6%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities0%
General population15%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English14%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant12%
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 Students24%
Female27%
Male21%
African American23%
Asian/Pacific Islander52%
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities2%
General population29%
English language learners4%
Proficient in English26%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant24%

Math

All Students14%
Female12%
Male15%
African American9%
Asian/Pacific Islander43%
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities2%
General population16%
English language learners4%
Proficient in English15%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant14%

Science

All Students49%
Female41%
Male55%
African American50%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities34%
General population54%
English language learners14%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
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
Black 51% 19%
Hispanic 34% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 9%
White 5% 48%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 216%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 174%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 62%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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101 Pomona Rd
Suffern, NY 10901
Phone: (845) 577-6200

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