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Willink Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 971 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted July 25, 2013

it's a awesome school! I made so many new friends and the teachers are great ! I was in green hall ! the teachers made middle school easy in sixth grade but in seventh grade it got super hard ! but just remember keep you head up and just keep trying !


Posted September 6, 2011

Horrible, I mean the teachers are okk depending on what house you are in. And in red house you get lik one page a day, and in green you get like 3. Its HORRIBLE! The teachers give out refferals for the dumbest reasons, Talking in like a Bristish person, Joking around with other kids, not bringing things to study hall, or even taking too long in the library. And the gym teachers push you WAY to hard. Not to mention the kids, they are posers, and jerks, and fakes. They think your "weird" for not wearing knockoff purses, or fancy clothes. Unless you hate your kids don't send them here. Some people have been bullied out of the school.


Posted January 10, 2011

After sending 2 students through this middle school, I have to say it is a great place. From the teaching staff to the administrators, they truly care about the students. They are firm and uphold the rules but the place runs great. Safe. Supportive. Allows the kids to grow in a supportive environment. Excellent communication. Tons of extra curricular activities that everyone can participate in. LOVE this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2009

I just have to say one thing. When i went to this school in 6th grade, i hated it! i was in the green house and they would give you a detention when ever you didnt turn in home work. And i'm not kidding. Every time you didnt turn in homework! they put this yellow log in the back of my agenda and after i used up those 2 homework passes they give you once ever 3 months they would sign the back of your agenda. There were so many people who didnt have there homework at the end of the 1st semester, that they need 3 rooms just to fit all the people with detention in.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 17, 2008

I absolutley love willin middle school. It is easily the bast school i have ever attended. I love how the teachers are always so nice and nothing really bad or wrong ever goes on. I also love how friendly the students are. The best thing about willink is how much fun we all have.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 18, 2008

They make the transision process very easy for students entering 6th grade.
—Submitted by a student


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.

About these ratings

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.

317 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%
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.

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%
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.

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

317 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%
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 Students51%
Female59%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities15%
General population55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%

Math

All Students42%
Female41%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities4%
General population45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%
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 Students53%
Female59%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities8%
General population58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%

Math

All Students42%
Female39%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities4%
General population46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%
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 Students56%
Female62%
Male51%
African American9%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities3%
General population63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%

Math

All Students49%
Female51%
Male47%
African American9%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities3%
General population55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%

Science

All Students90%
Female91%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities59%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
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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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 92% 48%
Hispanic 2 4% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 2% 9%
Black 2 2% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 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 110%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 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 13%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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