School Details

Maple Avenue Middle School

515 Maple Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(518) 587-4551
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1673 students 13 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

54%
54%
30%
47%
47%
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
  • Saratoga Springs City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
59%
31%
51%
51%
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
  • Saratoga Springs City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
58%
34%
45%
45%
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
  • Saratoga Springs City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Maple Avenue Middle School is a public middle school in Saratoga Springs. The principal of Maple Avenue Middle School is MR. STUART F. BYRNE, who can be contacted at s_byrne@saratogaschools.org. 1,673 children attend Maple Avenue Middle School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 1% of the Maple Avenue Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 17% of the 1,673 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Maple Avenue Middle School is 13:1. Saratoga Central Catholic High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 93% 93%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 3%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Multiracial 1% %
Asian 1% %
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 17% 13%
Limited English proficiency 1% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I am in 7C (columbian 7th grade) I Love this school as much as a kid likes school. Columbian spring doesnt get to go on a lot of feild trips but we do get to do a lot of fun projects rather then sitting in a class room all day. The food is better then most and the staff is exceptionally nice. If the a student needs more help in a class teachers stay after on Wensdays and Thursdays and buses are availble for after school transportation if someone is unavailble to pick up a student.

  • (1 year ago)

    The school is by no means perfect and as an institution does a very poor job in regards to parent communication. However my son is challenged (in both enriched and regular classes) and has terrific teachers who are very responsive to my inquiries. I check edline and the online grading site on a regular basis and stay in contact with teachers via email. I have yet to NOT get a response from a teacher. I have been invited to participate in classes by teachers and have issues and concerns resolved quickly and effectively. Overall it has been a good experience.

  • (2 years ago)

    If your child is in need of special education I say - stay out of this school and start finding your own resources. My child has been plagued by lack of resources and by teachers not qualified to work with special needs children all the way up to the superintendant level. While we have encountered some rare quality teacher - mostly 6th and 7th grade suppport the majority of the teacher are rude and unhelpful. In no other industry are employees allowed to treat cllents the way that unionized teachers are allowed to hold on to theri jobs despite poor performance. My child is now in the 8th grade with consistant low 2 on regent exams. We have had to supplement his education continually at our financial cost. I wish I could do it again. I should have sent him to a private school. Did'nt think we could afford it but it has cost us beyond private school with little return. Now how do we fix it?

  • (2 years ago)

    If the school principal of Maple Ave can not properly recite the pledge of allegiance over the intercom to the kids he is leading I have to ask why is he still the leader? Hello......... Very large school as a whole the teachers do a pretty good job. If you excel academically you will do well at Maple because there are lots of programs for you. If you need help that's another story. If your child is in Excellsior Spring forget about them going on any trips. Due to an incident 3 years ago on a field trip the teachers are still punishing the students by limiting their trips. The other springs attend many more trips. I addressed this with Excellsior team/teachers. They refused to address it and gave me a lame excuse to shut me up.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son is in the 6th grade there and we have been in the school district since he started school. I honstly am not happy with the school at all most of the staff that I have encountered there are rude and not helpful. I have looked at moving just so my other son does not have to go there.

  • (4 years ago)

    It took me 3 years to realize that it was not my children but the teachers and an incompetent principal that is the schools problem. When you hear many parents tell you Maple ave is bad but the high school is better they are not kidding. Also anything will better after your experience in Maple Ave. You have a few hard working and caring teachers but there are more teachers that ride on tenure tails and don't even do the bare minimum. It is very disappointing. The ratings in this school district are high because you have a large volume of educated and make up for what is lacking in school at home.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is my 3rd year at Maple Ave as a parent. Parent involvement here is limited to edline. Each year the I believe the quality of teachers has deteriorated. The expectations from teachers is minimized where the ones that want to work the least get away with it. Sadle the principal has very little control over this situation. In addition their accelerated programs are ot weighted where kids loose out on the only advanced course earth science. How many kids from accelerated math program made it to earth science? Makes you wonder if there should be more union free schools.

  • (5 years ago)

    Not sure what house you were in but my Son was in red. Fabulous teacher base! The entire team did all they could to help keep him organized and motivated.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have been very disappointed in the school and the level of work my child has been required to do. I suppose it is a function of what very little funding the public school has to work with but he coasted through with very little effort.

  • (6 years ago)

    Great teachers and great teaching methods. Very clean and sastisfactory lunches. Love love love this school!

  • (7 years ago)

    The teachers in the Excelsior House do a fantastic job of being involved with the children and not only helping them succeed with school work but also at life. They genuinely care about the children and want them to learn and do well.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter is a 7th grade student at Maple Ave. Though it is the only middle school serving ever increasing number of students in Saratoga county they still do very good job organizing students classes and subjects according to student's ability. My daughter is taking advanced Math and now entering Earth science. Teachers are well qualified and councellors are very helpful in assisting students. I hope they can keep this up with increasing number of students each year.

  • (9 years ago)

    Academic standards are relatively high. The school is big but the administration does a good job at turning the kids' experience into that of a 'small' school. The only negative side is the lack of enrichment programs with the exception of earth science. That particular one is good but the school is big enough to be able to offer other programs as well.

  • (10 years ago)

    The teachers seem to do a great job inspite of an unqualified principal. Standardized exam scores are up. When some of the dead wood is cut out [or falls off] our school will be unparalleled.

  • (11 years ago)

    I feel that the administration of this school is very poor The teacher quality is equally poor and that there is no request for parent involvement.

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Overall score

(based on 22 ratings & reviews)

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