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Westbury Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 894 students

 

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Posted June 30, 2014

The teachers were very helpful and my son did extremely well in the state examinations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2014

This is a marvelous school.To begin with, our teachers take the time to teach us students well.In continue, our students try their best everyday they got school.Also, there is many extra curriculums if a student desires to join.In the same way, our students try to get the highest gpa they coud get.Our teachers just because they get a good paycheck, but because they like it.In conclusin, our school changes our students to a better future.


Posted February 10, 2010

This is a very great school every student is competitive and works hard. Our community may seem bad but the students are not. There is so many clubs at our school and sports. Teachers do care and do take time for each student. I think this school deserves an 8.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 31, 2008

The school needs to address on a more concistant bases the safety of the students. The guard is not in the outside white house after the main dismissal. Who is watching the kids? Kids are still crossing the track field to go home. No one calls the home in the morning when a child is absent from school to check. Last minuete annoucements of after school meetings for clubs is not a good thing. Put it in writing and send it home. Parents should be informed of all after school activites and the times of disamissal. Don't wait until you have an incident to take precausions. Remember there are 5 known pedifials in the area. Protect our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2008

This school has done a great job targeting the needs of children and making sure those needs are met. I am also encouraged by both their AP courses and music program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2007

As of 2005 the school in terms of education and services to the kids has been getting better and better. Teachers are pushing the kids to be high achievers and to be also good students. . I can say that the high school is more safer than the middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2006

this is is a good school because they don't tolerate anything that the students do. if you behave bad they deal with you and you cant get away with anything. the teachers are nice but strict at the same time. the teachers are very dedicated in to teaching the students everything in the curriculum.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

339 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

351 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
12%

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
56%
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.

348 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

352 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
11%

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
48%
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.

305 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
29%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

307 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
9%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%
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
Hispanic 2 62% 23%
Black 1 36% 19%
White 1 2% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 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 124%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 286%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 56%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. DAVID ZIMBLER

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455 Rockland St
Westbury, NY 11590
Phone: (516) 876-5082

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