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Case Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 570 students

 

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Posted November 13, 2012

This school has been a big disappointment. Students who smoke are overlooked, there are drugs in the school, teachers do not seem to be motivated to engage students and the students are not respected by far too many teachers. The 7th grade guidance counselor is cold and unfriendly - have never seen her smile. The communication between parents and teachers is virtually non-existent. This school needs a teacher-overhaul.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2012

Case Middle School employs some of the best, most innovative teachers in the county! That doesn't mean there isn't always room for improvement but to assess the quality of a school based on student results of standardized tests is the least reliable way to assess quality. Put this school on a national scale and you'll see the quality shine even more.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 4, 2010

case is a ok school some teachers are nice and lots are mean but there are way 2 many fights there and teachers dont do anything 2 stop them
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 6, 2010

I think case is boring. They don't challenge us and we are bored to death. They give us easy stuff and we refuse to do it. Make it more fun!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 15, 2009

This school is mediocre. Many of the teachers are rude and plain mean to the students, but the Vice Principal and the Principal are very kind. I do not honestly like this school very much.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 7, 2009

I really like the school.The principal is great very warm knows everyones name but also keeps the peace.My son has been very motivated here.Mary
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

This school has been a big disappointment. The students deserve to be treated with respect, not treated like people that is hated by everybody.The lack of respect from many of the teachers cripples the learning process of my peers. Although I think highly of the Vice Principal, he is the only person that do their very best. I can only wish good luck to those children attending CASE in the upcoming years. Good luck
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 5, 2008

This school is horrible. the staff couldnt care less about the children and the conditions are unsafe. The teachers are strict and horrible. These people offer a much lower level of education then elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2007

This school has a lot of great teachers that do care about the success of the student 10 years down the road. Unfortunately, some of them have to act as administrators too.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 20, 2006

This school is horrible. They do not care about the child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2004

This school has been a big disappointment. The students deserve to be treated with respect, not treated like inmates in a correctional facility. The lack of respect from many of the teachers hinders the learning process of these children. Although I think highly of the Principal and Vice Principal, they are only two people and do their very best. I can only wish good luck to those children attending in the upcoming years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2004

This is a brand new school. It's the only middle school in this area unless you put your child in a private or catholic school. Case has nice teachers and it sort of has a personal touch as far as the students/teachers go. My 14 yr. old had a few favorite teachers and I met a couple who really cared about his educational and personal needs.
—Submitted by a parent


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 31% in 2013.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

306 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
62%
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.

286 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

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

All Students20%
Female24%
Male16%
African American12%
Asian/Pacific Islander33%
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities0%
General population24%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant20%

Math

All Students16%
Female18%
Male15%
African American12%
Asian/Pacific Islander33%
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White18%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities0%
General population19%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant16%
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 Students26%
Female24%
Male27%
African American21%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities6%
General population30%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English26%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant26%

Math

All Students15%
Female11%
Male17%
African American3%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White16%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities0%
General population18%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English15%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant15%

Science

All Students64%
Female58%
Male68%
African American54%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracial60%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities41%
General population70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
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

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 1 72% 48%
Black 2 13% 19%
Hispanic 1 9% 23%
Two or more races 2 3% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 12%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 155%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 9%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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1237 Washington St
Watertown, NY 13601
Phone: (315) 785-3870

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