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West Babylon Junior High School

Public | 6-8 | 1009 students

 

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Posted April 7, 2014

School is ok not a great school but pretty good like any regular school advantage school west babylon junior high school.


Posted November 18, 2011

I am currently in this school, but this is my last year because im in 8th grade. I love this school and the setup is very organized.I like our principle and asisstant principle, they really care about our view of the school and what goes on.The distirct is overall a wonderful district with loyal teachers.I would deffintly recommend this district to anyone his is new.Youre childern will have a wonder experince here


Posted October 13, 2011

Well lets just say i pulled my daughter out in 10th grade because of her declining grades in 9th.She couldn't concentrate at all in class.the is a lack of respect with the kids and the principal does not control the school what so ever.The teachers she had didn't care that she got failing grades.Why are these students allowed to use cell phones in class????I have one more to get to hs and am worried if things stay like this in the school she will have to go too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

We have the best PTA and we do alot for our kids.!.!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2009

i go to this school, it has great after school programes,and wonderfull teachers.this shool hase good lunches offered too!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 19, 2008

I currently go to this school. The honors programs are very good and the teachers are very helpful. As long as you stay out of trouble, you will have an good experience. The specialized departments are also very supportive of your talents and ways to improve them.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 6, 2008

I give this school a 5 star rating. I feel my son is eager to learn and loves the environment he is in. I hope the sme continues through out his high school years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2008

I went to this school for a month, and I appreciate all the nice teachers and students. Be All You Can be! That's thair motto!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 12, 2007

Very great school. Lots of good school spirt. High test grades too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2006

the school is very well run and is very disciplined it always has something going on which is good because it gets the kids involved it has great sports programs and is a very safe and positive environment
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 17, 2006

Very good school, excellent teachers, but can sometimes be to strict. Excellent sport programs, every child gets plenty of playing time no matter their ability. Great football (4-2) and lacrosse(6-1-2) seasons.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 12, 2006

My child is a 6th grader and I am very very happy with the Principal and his staff. The teachers are great and communicate very well. Thank you WBJH for making my child enjoy school! ~ Nicole M.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2005

Very well run school. Principal and asst. principal are wonderfully committed to this age group. My child was in drama and everyone had a chance to shine no matter how talented. I like the progress reports given out before report cards so you have a chance to get the child's grades up. Great school spirit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2005

My son started at the junior high this Sept. I was so worried. Let me just say that he felt at home within the first week. The teachers are the best! I feel so comfortable knowing he is in wonderful hands. I can rest knowing my child is safe. Thank you to Mr. Rizzo, Mr. Payne and all the teachers at WBJH!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2005

Very strict and good School but sometimes maybe TOO Stict....its full of good teachers but it also has to many deans this school is overall all aboout discipline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2005

Good Principal Leadership and discipline. Zero tolerance. Concerned and caring teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

This is the best school to send your children to.


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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 29% in 2014.

252 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

221 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
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 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.

266 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

215 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
89%
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.

223 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

332 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%
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 79% 48%
Hispanic 1 12% 23%
Black 1 6% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 3% 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 21%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 220%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 82%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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  • MR. SCOTT M. PAYNE

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200 Old Farmingdale Rd
West Babylon, NY 11704
Phone: (631) 376-7204

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