School Details

Mahopac Middle School

425 Baldwin Pl Rd, Mahopac, NY 10541
(845) 621-1330
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 & ungraded 1191 students 13 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

32%
32%
29%
56%
56%
38%

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 2014
  • Mahopac Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

33%
33%
29%
49%
47%
33%

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 2014
  • Mahopac Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
46%
36%
15%
15%
22%

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 2014
  • Mahopac Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Mahopac Middle School is a public middle school in Carmel. The principal of Mahopac Middle School is Ira Gurkin, whose e-mail is gurkini@mahopac.k12.ny.us. 1,191 children attend Mahopac Middle School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 1% of the Mahopac Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 7% of the 1,191 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Mahopac Middle School is 13:1. Lincoln Hall Ives School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 85% 88%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Hispanic 10% 7%
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.06%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

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

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    The new principle is nice. Our old principle not so much. Our new principle is trying to make changes is fixing the bullying situations expanding lockers giving us spaces of convinience being invlolved and knows whats going on. As a student I know EXACTLY what goes on and yes i have dealt with bullying here before. The staff have been extrememly helpful alowing me to switch classes and being very supportive. All the teachers are kind every teacher will help you if you're an 8th grader a 6th grade teacher would be happy to help. gth grader? No problem! A 7th grade teacher will help you. The teachers teach well and it is an excelent school.

  • (3 years ago)

    The school district has just enough resource nothing excels the taxes increase does not improve the school program many teachers are being let go due to the state budget cuts. Not happy that my son is being bullied and nothing resolved.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a student here. Bullying is a problem it is not getting better. Every other week there seems to be a fight on our buslines. The teachers are amazing but like people said science is not the best. (((

  • (4 years ago)

    The bulling need to stop in this school. The administration does nothing about it. I have taken my son out of this school per his request and is now attending a private school. And if you try to get a hold of the principle. don't bother he will never return you calls. The whole administration is horrible. They brag about being a blue ribbon school. They haven't been blue ribbon since 1998. Huge drug and alcohol problem in this school. I would not recommend anyone to place their child into this school. Changes need to be made with the amount of taxes we pay in this county.

  • (4 years ago)

    Children get picked on and abused by their peers and the district does nothing. Many parents are worse than the children are. Terrible administration

  • (4 years ago)

    VERY BAD SCHOOL. SCHOOL PRINCIPAL EMPLOYEES AND ADMINISTRATION OFFICEERS ARE TOTALLY UNRESPONSIVE NEVER RETURN PHONE CALLS. TELLS AND SENDS REPORT WHICH ARE LIE AND INCORRECT AND WHEN YOU CALL EMPLOYEES TELLS THAT NON OF THE OFFICER OR PRINCIPAL ARE ALLOWED TO TALK OR RETURN THE PHONE CALLS TO PARENTS. I WAS TOLD BY ON 05/18/2010 05/21/2010 BY PRINCIPAL AND ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL'S SECURITY AT MIDDLE SCHOOL.

  • (4 years ago)

    The opportunity for a good education exists here with some very good teachers and concerned counselors. However your child will need to navigate a social environment that is frought with disrespect toward teachers and each other and an administration that cannot enforce the rules consistantly partly because of parents who embrace the 'not my kid' attitude.

  • (5 years ago)

    There are both excellent and very poor aspects to this school. There are many fine teachers especially in math. The science program is misguided jumping from subject to subject lacking in good texts and suffering from a lack of discipline and common sense. The after-school program is rich and varied. The administration is irregular sometimes caring and sometimes misguided. They do not handle bullying issues well.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have one child who just graduated from the middle school and one just entering the middle school. My oldest enjoyed the three years she was in the school. She liked the teachers and I felt they did a great job with my daughter's education.

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