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Tamarac Middle School High School

Public | 6-12 | 755 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted April 19, 2014

Although Tamarac is a small school, it is a great school to send kids to.


Posted October 3, 2009

Tamarac's a small but wonderful school with teachers who are able to spend time with each individual student because there are not 30 kids in each class. The teachers email, call or in some way contact parents if children are struggling in any class and they provide them 'after school study time at least once a week!' I dont know of many schools who has teachers who are willing to give up their spare time to help struggling children any more. I am Proud to be a parent of a Tamarac High School student because all of the staff at the school are willing to go above & beyond to help any student in need of after school help, or even if the child has a problem outside of school they will help!! I wish there were other schools who were willing to do this!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2008

The elementary is very structured, compared to the middle school. The middle school has students failing and no extra help or dicipline to try to help these kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2008

this school is the best school that you would want your kids to go to. I would never wish to leave this school
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 5, 2008

I have been so pleased with the education my children have received at Tamarac Middle School. The whole district is excellent, as a matter of fact. The teachers care about the students and go above and beyond to make sure the kids succeed. There is no better school in our area. I'm so glad we decided to move into the Brittonkill District.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2007

I think that the Tamarac Central School District is just wonderful. The faculty and staff are top notch. Tamarac gives an excellent education. Filled with advanced courses and extracericular activites, Tamarac makes learning fun. The teachers are very hands-on and the schools are easy to navigate through. Tamarac Middle/High School has three languages; Spanish, French and Russian. Some students can also take Latin Roots as an elective. Other electives are Vo-Tec, Art, Photography, Kids Kare, etc. Kids Kare is a after school program to help middle school students learn to interact with younger students and elderly people. The Middle School students can go over to the Elementary School and help the teachers with thier classes and they can also go to nursing homes and do activities with the elderly people. There are also many sports for Tamarac students to participate in. I rate Tamarac Central School 5 stars for overall quality.
—Submitted by a teacher


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
65%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
72%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

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, 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 Students27%
Female40%
Male13%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population29%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%

Math

All Students23%
Female26%
Male20%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population25%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English23%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant23%
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 Students29%
Female35%
Male23%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities0%
General population32%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%

Math

All Students20%
Female25%
Male17%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities9%
General population22%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English20%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant20%
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 Students42%
Female51%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities0%
General population49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%

Math

All Students21%
Female22%
Male20%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White21%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities0%
General population26%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English21%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant21%

Science

All Students86%
Female82%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities69%
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
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

Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
73%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
69%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

27 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
80%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
67%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
92%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

39 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
81%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Students68%
Female63%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant68%

Chemistry

All Students75%
Female73%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant75%

Earth Science

All Students83%
Female77%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities46%
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%

English

All Students86%
Female91%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities50%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%

Geometry

All Students96%
Female94%
Male98%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%

Global History and Geography

All Students80%
Female78%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities47%
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%

Integrated Algebra

All Students89%
Female89%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities67%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%

Living Environment

All Students96%
Female92%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%

Physics

All Students78%
Female72%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant78%

U.S. History and Government

All Students83%
Female84%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities53%
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass 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 96% 48%
Black 1 2% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1% 9%
Hispanic 2 1% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 20%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 227%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 10%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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