School Details

South Orangetown Middle School

160 Van Wyck Rd, Blauvelt, NY 10913
(845) 680-1103
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 833 students 12 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

36%
36%
30%
36%
36%
31%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 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 results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • South Orangetown Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

50%
50%
31%
45%
45%
28%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 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 results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • South Orangetown Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
53%
34%
34%
34%
27%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 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 results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • South Orangetown Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

South Orangetown Middle School is a public middle school in Orangeburg. The principal of South Orangetown Middle School is MS. KAREN TESIK, who can be contacted at ktesik@socsd.org. 833 children attend South Orangetown Middle School and identify mostly as Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 1% of the South Orangetown Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 7% of the 833 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at South Orangetown Middle School is 12:1. St Dominic's School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 11%
Asian 9% %
White, non-Hispanic 82% 79%
Hispanic 8% 7%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.06%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 7% 5%
Limited English proficiency 1% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Great school with awesome teachers that make learning fun. Its my first year attending SOMS and i have to say I love it at the least. I have witnessed 0 acts of bullying and the teachers and staff do everything they can to make it stay that way. My only problem with the school is the overwhelming heats the classrooms get in the early fall and spring. That problem can be easily over looked though because of the humorous teachers and friendly peers. I came to this district in 3rd grade and immediately felt welcomed by my teachers and peers. Overall great district and great school!

  • (3 years ago)

    Truly horrible school in every aspect. I couldn't have been less pleased with the teachers the administration and especially the student body.

  • (7 years ago)

    There are some fantastic teachers who do genuinely care. There are some bad teachers who should go. The superintendent is retiring - a good thing. We need a superintendent who has integrity and the decency to deal with parents honestly.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a terrific school in a terrific district. The teachers genuinely care about the kids and are passionate about their work. There is an encouraging attitude aboutparental involvement and they are quick to contact you when something seems amiss behavior and performance-wise. There are always people who will have their complaints but they are not the norm here.

  • (10 years ago)

    My child is very fortunate to attend South Orangetown Middle School. Although she is in a therapeutic classroom she is mainstreamed for about half of her academic courses and all of her specials (gym art music etc). This has allowed her to be as independent as possible but still keeps supports in place when she may need them. The educators are some of the most dedicated effective innovative professionals I have ever encountered. My daughter is having a very positive and successful experience at this school. She made high honors her first marking period which makes me very proud of her and her teachers. I would like to see her involved in more extracurricular activities perhaps that will happen in time. This is a wonderful school for my child.

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

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  • Principal leadership
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