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Washingtonville Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1043 students

 

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Posted December 14, 2010

i am a seventh grader at WMS. it is a really good school. the sixth grade teachers are really good at welcoming the sixth graders to the middle school. it is a big transition from elementary school to middle school!!!!! this school is a little big and can be confusing at first, but once you know your way around, you will never forget it. i am in band and i love it!! the band teachers are sooooo nice and they really want you to be interested in playing an instrument! WMS is a really awesome school!!!!!


Posted May 10, 2007

Washingtonville Schools are absolutely wonderful. The teachers are so kind and sweet. My child is doing great in school and they always are so helpful! The art and music programs are great. The chorus concert is always so superb! They really have good academics in Washingtonville. They teach them very well and it truly is a wonderful district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2006

i love washingtonville schools. they do everything that you would want for your children. i find them amazing and i say that my kids are very lucky to be going there
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Posted November 3, 2006

washingtonville schools are wonderful my children are doing absolutley great. All of the teachers are very kind and are always willing to gelp my children! I find NOTHING wrong with washingtonville schools
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Posted April 23, 2004

Nothing but good things to say about this school and its entire staff. The only problem is with the building itself. It is old and overcrowded, but that issue is being dealt with now.
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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 29% in 2014.

332 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

298 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
54%
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for 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 29% in 2014.

312 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

276 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
66%
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for 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 36% in 2014.

310 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

166 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
3%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for 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

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
White 2 74% 48%
Hispanic 1 16% 23%
Black 1 6% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 3% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 0%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 221%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 4%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 26%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. TERESA THOMPSON

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38 W Main St
Washingtonville, NY 10992
Phone: (845) 497-4000

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