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Mildred E Strang Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 935 students

 

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Posted January 21, 2012

The school is the best, it actually got a blue ribbon award, the teachers are great, funny, and really challenge us. It is very easy to get in touch with them. It is almost a progressive school the way the classes are taught in the higher grades. It also has a really good special ed dept. There are really good sports teams that the 8th graders can participate in and the 8th graders can also take some academic classes in the high school. The facilities are great, there is a whole new sunny wing with big lockers. The pool isn't disgusting anymore, in fact, they just renovated the pool and locker rooms and they are AMAZING! There are laptops for everyone and smart boards in every math, science, social studies, english, and language classroom. All of the people are nice, no snobby people that you usually find in Westchester.


Posted October 12, 2010

Because the teachers care about their students and push them to their fullest potential!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2007

I love my school. The pool could use a little improvement. The teachers are super nice and attentive. They care about my grades and help me if I have a question. I wouldent go to a different school if I had a choice.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 16, 2006

Both staff and parents are very involved in the school. The are very high on discipline but also support your child with their needs. The only problem I have is you can have an up hill battle obtaining extra help for your child, which might be because many parents are looking for this help. Sports are great but Yorktown does not place an emphasis on it over education. Very well run.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

276 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

267 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
49%

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 29% in 2014.

291 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

290 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
88%
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.

325 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

319 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%
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 81% 48%
Hispanic 1 9% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 6% 9%
Two or more races 1 2% 1%
Black 1 1% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 11%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14%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 79%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. LINDA GRIMM

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2701 Crompond Rd
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
Phone: (914) 243-8000

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