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About This School

J Taylor Finley Middle School is a public middle school in Huntington. The principal of J Taylor Finley Middle School is MR. JOHN AMATO, whose e-mail is jamato@hufsd.edu. 693 students go to J Taylor Finley Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 8% of the J Taylor Finley Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 20% of the 693 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at J Taylor Finley Middle School is 11:1. Woodhull Intermediate School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Arabic
    • Cantonese
    • French
    • Hebrew
    • Italian
    • Latin
    • Spanish
    • Tagalog
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cross country
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Lacrosse
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 55% 57%
Hispanic 31% 27%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Multiracial 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 12%
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.05%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20% 22%
Limited English proficiency 8% 14%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    The school itself was good with excellent and friendly teachers and an updated curriculum but the administration is a little too scatterbrained for comfort! They put my daughter in another Spanish class and they didn't notify her for another two weeks after she was supposed to show up. I heard of a parent whose child left the school and then got a call saying that the child was not present.

  • (9 years ago)

    Most teachers are good however some do not show any care. My child's teacher when talking to me for half-hour kept confusing her with the other kids grading her from lowest to highest in his review. The administration and guidance are helpless. My 8-grade child schedule was screwed up so badly that she was put back into several 7 grade classes - although she has excellent grades! Additionally school district do not provide for talented kids my child again with the A/A+ averages was denied to be accepted in an accelerated science class with the motivation that 'there is not enough space'. With this school you should constantly be 'on top of things' - impossible for working parents. PTA is useless. I am moving out of this school district whatever it is going to cost us.

  • (9 years ago)

    Basically a great school. Some teachers are 'past their prime' but most are inspiring!

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