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Onondaga Hill Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 585 students

 
 

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Posted July 30, 2013

I think the other comment gives an unfair review of the school as a whole. While I did not have any experience with the previous principal (he was replaced), the experiences that I have had with this school have been positive across the board. I'm very happy to have my children attending the Westhill School District and can't say enough about the great teachers and facilities!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2011

While having a mix of good and bad teachers the principal fails in many areas. From bullying students to setting a poor example for the entire school, along with poor comunication skills when speaking with adults. In discusions with other parents words of advice have been "you just get through it". This school is a poor example of the entire district which I feel is a good system.
—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 31% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
84%
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 30% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%
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 31% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%
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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%
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 Students34%
Female42%
Male25%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities10%
General population38%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant34%

Math

All Students35%
Female33%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities15%
General population39%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%
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 Students50%
Female53%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities8%
General population54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%

Math

All Students49%
Female53%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities17%
General population53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
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

English Language Arts

All Students48%
Female51%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities24%
General population51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%

Math

All Students40%
Female34%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities18%
General population42%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
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 Students41%
Female48%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities28%
General population43%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%

Math

All Students36%
Female37%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities17%
General population38%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%

Science

All Students89%
Female86%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities82%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 2 92% 48%
Black 2 4% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 1%
Hispanic 1 1% 23%
Two or more races 1 1% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 0%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 2%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 6%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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