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Danforth Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 516 students

 

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Posted March 26, 2009

it is a very good school and they are very good with there children and they do have great grades from there students and they know that they all can do good in school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2008

I attended Danforth Middle School for three years and it's a great school! everyone is helpful and they make you feel like you're apart of one big family!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 30, 2006

This school has a number of great academic programs. They can benefit the students because i used to go there and i believe that danforth has the ability of teaching the students to be independent and responsible. Going towards extracurricular activities danforth has everything from basketball to their wonderful drum program. There music program has won 2nd place at Six Flags Darien Lakes and these extracurricular activities have some exellent instructers except art club.From the drum instructer Mrs. Carin Reeve Larham I received support but i received the best support and advice from the winner of the news channel nine teachers award Mrs. Jodi Ackermann. She has been a blessing in my life plus she is a wonderful teacher. the schools parent involvement ratio has boomed over this past year. It had to go from 60% to 98% which is amazing. But I would recommend sending your kid to Danforth Middle.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
14%
Math

The state average for Math was 31% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
29%
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.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
1%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
6%
Math

The state average for Math was 28% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
14%
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.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
7%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
5%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2011.

151 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
22%
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

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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
Black 81% 19%
Hispanic 9% 23%
White 7% 48%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Asian 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 7%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 30%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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  • MS. PATRICIA CLARK

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Syracuse, NY 13205
Phone: (315) 435-4535

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