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Warwick Valley Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 952 students

 

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Posted May 6, 2014

I'm very,very disappointed with above school. As we march toward 21 century we expect the school system to have a curriculum that is progressive with parents and students instead fulfill their basic instinct . The administration and teachers are plainly uncommunicative , inconsiderate. The web does not display anything about teachers credentials. Many of us as we look for high rank services involving our families we go and check credentials why that secrecy about this school? favoritism plays a big role and many teachers are abusive and to hide their inadequacies put a front mean face. Parent / teacher conference is inexistant . Go figure why this school has a low college index rate . If you are looking for a progressive school do not believe what you read in the web. It's high taxes area with a below standard education .that's why enrollment is declining two schools already closed and a huge budget deficit. When studies across the board show parent involvement is one of the biggest factor for a child educational success I wonder why the school is discouraging parents to be involved? success
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2011

I can only comment on the experiences myself and my sons had while they attended this school from 2006 through 2009. We moved to the area from a town in north NJ that had a pretty good school system so the quality of schools was naturally an important factor in deciding to move. I must say that, with very few exceptions, I was very pleased with the teachers, principal and over-all education that both of my sons received. The teachers, athletic coaches and principal went out of their way to make sure our kids were comfortable in the new surroundings. Were there some isloated issues? Yes, but tell me one school that doesn't have any issues at all. I attended public schools in the Bronx, including a high school in a poor neighborhood, and received a very good education, in spite of my parents totally lack of involvement and classes with upwards of 35 kids. If kids want to learn I have found that teachers respond to that and will do their best to make sure those kids learn...Those kids and parents who don't care are only making it more difficult on themselves and their classmates. Responsibility: it's everyone's job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2011

This is an awful school. Indifferent teachers. some are actually verbally abusive. There's an art teacher who, in front of the entire class asked several students whether they had ADHD in front of the entire class! In addition Parent Teacher conferences are actively discouraged. After having our child attend a wonderful public elementary school in Warwick for 6 years, it was a shock to see how bad the Middle School is. We're pulling our child out and using private school next semester. i was warned many years ago about WVMS but now understand fully that this school is a complete horror show.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2011

The administration is uncommunicative, avoids contact with parents and treats teachers with indifference, playing favorites. I agree with the previous poster that parents are discouraged from any involvement at the school. There needs to be a top-down housecleaning. Fortunately, the majority of the faculty are dedicated professionals who do a fantastic job in spite of the Principal. The occasional, do-nothing teacher, is rare but they manage to still do a lot of damage. It is a shame that so much potential is held back by the administrators.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2010

I am extremely disappointed with WVCS Middle School and the leadership, or lack of leadership, from the Principal. 6th graders are treated like cattle. They are crammed in classrooms. Absolutely no space for their books or coats. Not enough space or time for lunch. Classrooms and bathrooms are not well maintained. Running water is BROWN! This middle school looks like a PS in the inner city from the 1980's. Parents are discouraged from volunteering. Communication from the school to parents does not exsist. Very, very disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

The Warwick Valley Middle School is a great school. It is filled with many teachers that genuinely care about the kids who go there. They are academically comparable to the best schools in New York State. They offer a wide variety of programs and extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

I love the way our school operates, and how our kids come first. I also love they way they're teaching the kids responsibility. It's a good start. Instead of throwing them directly from Elementary to Middle School, it's a slow process, take one grade at a time. Getting to know your school, your teachers and socials. Help children on their way to H.S. It's a good thing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2009

i am a 8th grader at warwick the staff is cool but some teachers are mean and hypocrites some students are trashy and mean the class sizes are huge and you get no attention if you need extra help. i am being harassed by certain students and the school does nothing overall i do not like it here and will not go to warwick high school
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 14, 2006

this school is really good! even though the grades may look low. Ny state standards are really high. All the teachers..welll most of them are awesome! you actually really enjoy going to school. there's many sports you can do ..i do track and there's your choice of band, orchestra, or chorus. A lot of courses. I absolutely love it and i will miss warwick a lot. !
—Submitted by a student


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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.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
75%
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.

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%
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.

333 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

332 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

332 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
91%
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 Students43%
Female53%
Male31%
African American17%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities2%
General population50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Math

All Students46%
Female52%
Male40%
African American12%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities11%
General population53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
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 Students45%
Female53%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities3%
General population51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%

Math

All Students41%
Female43%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities0%
General population48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
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 Students45%
Female56%
Male36%
African American36%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities4%
General population52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%

Math

All Students35%
Female37%
Male33%
African American18%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities0%
General population41%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English35%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%

Science

All Students86%
Female84%
Male89%
African American76%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities53%
General population91%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 2 84% 48%
Hispanic 2 9% 23%
Black 1 5% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 1%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 210%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 1%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 46%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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225 West St
Warwick, NY 10990
Phone: (845) 987-3100

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