Mill Middle School

505 Mill Street, Buffalo, NY 14221
(716) 626-8300
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 5-8 899 students 13 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

46%
48%
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40%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

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 http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf 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 mee
  • This school in 2014
  • Williamsville Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

43%
50%
29%
39%
50%
38%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

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 http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf 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 mee
  • This school in 2014
  • Williamsville Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
56%
29%
53%
57%
33%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

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 http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf 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 mee
  • This school in 2014
  • Williamsville Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
63%
36%
52%
49%
22%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

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 http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf 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 mee
  • This school in 2014
  • Williamsville Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Mill Middle School is a public middle school in Amherst. The principal of Mill Middle School is PRINCIPAL - MR. MICHAEL CALANDRA, whose e-mail is mcalandra@williamsvillek12.org. 899 students go to Mill Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Hispanic. 1% of the Mill Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 14% of the 899 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Mill Middle School is 13:1. Sts Peter & Paul Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 82% 86%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 8%
Hispanic 5% 2%
Asian 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 4%
Multiracial 4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14% 11%
Limited English proficiency 1% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Mill Middle School is the best of all the Williamsville District. The staff is caring and supportive and the PTA does an amazing amount of work for the students. The opportunity to take advanced classes in 9th grade plus an abundance of co-curricular activities makes sure there is something for everyone.

  • (4 years ago)

    I gained a wonderful educational foundation at Mill through the work of dedicated teachers however I am worried by the note of parents who are pulling their children out of the school. I too experienced horrific bullying at Mill and none of the teaching staff or administration were tuned in enough to notice or stop what was going on. As a 12-14 year old I didn't have the facility to identify what was taking place and would have hoped that trained professionals would be able to do so. Perhaps the situation has improved. Otherwise incredibly competent teachers undermined by a parental culture of consumerism body-consciousness and meat-grinder gym classes circa 1992.

  • (5 years ago)

    I agree that many of the teachers are dedicated friendly and approachable and we have been happy with the school's special education program. However we are pulling our child out of Mill and starting him in one of the area's private schools in September because although Mill's policy is "no bullying" the staff and administration do nothing to enforce this "policy". Our son has been bullied the entire time he spent at Mill and we finally have had enough.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a retired teacher from Mill Middle School. I have always been proud of the many innovative programs offered to students. Mill has always reached out to families and the greater community.

  • (9 years ago)

    great school aatmosphere. My daughter loves this school. strong academics and avery active music program.

  • (10 years ago)

    My sons attend Mill Middle for the past 2 years. I am extremely happy with their academic program extre carricular activities. Tha teachers take interest in each student which is very important.

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