School Details

Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School

3417 Old Yorktown Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
(914) 245-1885
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1362 students 12 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

30%
30%
29%
45%
45%
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
  • Lakeland Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

36%
35%
29%
36%
36%
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
  • Lakeland Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

49%
49%
36%
49%
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
  • Lakeland Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School is a public middle school in Jefferson Valley-Yorktown. The principal of Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School is PRINCIPAL - MR. ROBERT BERGMANN and can be contacted at vdefonce@lakelandschools.org. 1,362 students go to Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 1% of the Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 16% of the 1,362 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School is 12:1. St Elizabeth Ann Seton School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 76% 75%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Asian 4% %
Hispanic 14% 13%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.09%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 16% 14%
Limited English proficiency 1% 1%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    Despite having an excellent curriculum and a mostly wonderful faculty the size of the school is a major issue. 1800 students crammed into an outdated architectural model makes for a stampede atmosphere during the class changes and does not help the psychological state of the students as it contributes to feelings of anxiety. With all the money in the school district I would think that in the 30 years I have known this school that they would have expanded enough to correct this problem but sadly no.

  • (3 years ago)

    LCBMS is too big for an enrollment of 1800 kids...they need a mixture of different races and more minority teachers...the last time I checked they had no minority teachers...NAACP should look into this...my kids were always harass but they did nothing but whenever there is a problem they always target the minority student...recently my son was questioned and he asked to speak with his parents and they refused to let him and confiscated his phone..since this superintendent took over this school is on a steady decline....would not recommend sending your kids here

  • (3 years ago)

    Recently got a long term suspension overturned after reaching out to some gov't organizations to look into this school. I will make it short but I can write a book about this school about their mistreatment of non-white students working on creating a website to show all these documents & secret recorded conversations with school staff. My son was always academically a 90 student but with this ridiculous long suspension we were forced to send him to a private school he was heart broken at 1st about losing his friends but he was able to adapt and is doing great with advise from some senators we are in the process of getting back this tuition. This school is so bad they contact my son's school without my consent and told them my son was a really bad student after the princpal of his new school contacted me and I informed her I needed this in writing. I am sorry but this principal counselor registrant and superintendent must go.

  • (3 years ago)

    I must disagree with a lot of the negative comments posted recently about LCBMS. In my son's 3 years at this school I have found the administration staff and teachers to be extremely professional and caring. The teachers are well-qualified and go above and beyond to ensure that students succeed-offering before and after school help if needed. Everyone is easy to contact and responds very quickly. Both teachers and administrators have been very flexible and receptive to thinking 'outside the box'.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school should be look into they are psychologically damaging innocent kids they suspend kids over little things. The school have an enrollment of 1600 which is too much for 1 school an interim principal who can't deal with little issues so suspends a kid for anything. I recently reached out to some senators US Dept of Education and ACLU to look into their policies and procedures because its a waste that residents in Yorktown Peekskill and Cortlandt Manor have to pay high taxes and send their kids to private schools.

  • (4 years ago)

    LCBMS is a racially bias school I just took my son out of here the teachers principal superintendent over reacts to these kids they got to remember these kids are only 11-13 year olds my son was constantly targeted because of his skin color I would never send my kids again to this school district I came from Yonkers school district which was much better run and now I pay more taxes for less education

  • (4 years ago)

    My sons does not focus in class much however I must say the teacher communicate often on his status so that I could work more with him at home.

  • (5 years ago)

    LCBMS does not properly prepare students for HS. There tests are basic they don't offer any help or teach any study skills. My child was an honor student all 3 years at LCBMS and is now struggling at LHS. LCBMS focuses mostly on discipline - as the halls are a mess between classes. They give out in school suspensions for the silliest of reasons. The principal is extremely rigid and there's no compromising with her. Teachers need to properly prepare students for HS - test formats... organization... study skills... This is just not done...

  • (5 years ago)

    Also there is a choice of Band general music orchestra and chorus.

  • (5 years ago)

    excellent school. my son is very happy here. not only do the teachers here teach well they teach students to be good human beings first.

  • (5 years ago)

    Heaven help your child if he/she needs extra help. some teachers are not willing to be bothered with a little extra help a child needs.They have the 'medicate the child' as not to make my job a little tough attitude.Guidance and principals take months to make changes to help. Be prepared to contact student advocacy if your child falls behind.

  • (6 years ago)

    My child is in sixth grade and has had a fabulous experience at LCMBS. She has grown academically intellectually and has become prepared to move on to seventh grade. The teachers are very accessible (they return emails and phone calls quickly). I couldn't have asked for a better experience for her.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have two children currently in this school. They are in 6th & 7th grade. The school is excellent. They have many sports programs for the children. They have excellent bus service & the education my kids are receiving is terrific.

  • (6 years ago)

    I attended this school recently. I did not think the school offers everything. The school is very big and the atmosphere is sometimes not a very positive envirnonment. Help was not available and the ciriculum is very rigid. Someone who struggles with an academic subject does not benefit. Principal is very close minded and does not contribute enough to make it a positive environment. There are great clubs and sports teams. The teachers are very nice but because of the rigid academics cannot divote time to help struggling students . Teachers also do not communicate with parents on poor grades and do not make recommendations for struggling students as necessary. Ovalrall the school has very good to excellent programs for student who are regular to advanced achievers. the school also offers honors and advanced placement classes for the students excl in their academics. Great sports - great clubs

  • (6 years ago)

    I have read most of the comments on this page and to the people who say that this school is bad I highly disagree. The schedule is actually very good. The 'teams' for each grade level provide less work for the teachers and more order. Even if you aren't on the same team as your friends there is a high chance that you will have lunch i-core or another non-team based class with them. The teachers don't give a lot of homework and they usually give 5 or so minutes at the end of class to start it. Most of the time I'm done before I get home. If your child is failing it is because they don't apply himself/herself. The school isn't that big and after a few days you get the hang of d location of classes. One problem is that the day is from 9 15 to 4 35.

  • (6 years ago)

    These parents don't know crap kids always exaggerate things to make everything seem horrible. I do it too I am in 8th grade. The homework is only about 1 to 2 hours at max. Its true that sometimes there is a lot of homework but its always manageable. The school isn't that big you can't be lost. Every grade has its own section in the school. All the student reviews are good because they get to experience the school first hand. The schedule is a bight confusing but only your first year. You always get a second chance at homework getting half credit. I get home at 4 10 everyday and I live 20 minutes away from the school in Cortlandt Manor the school is in Yorktown. 80% for the teachers are good and take time out of their schedule to explain things before and after school almost everyday.

  • (7 years ago)

    Our family recently moved to Yorktown Heights and my daughter went to a very small catholic school up until 5th grade. I was afraid at first because of the size of this middle school but she loves it she is doing great and her grades have not changed from her 90+ average.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a student in 6th grade- and I love the school. Yes it's a bit big but for the amount of students there are here We need it. I am in my third month here and I have figured out where everything is. The teachers are awesome lunches are good and you can choose from a variety of after school activities. its a great school.

  • (7 years ago)

    All three of my children attended LCBMS. Overall it's just OK. The school is so large that it seems to be difficult to manage. The schedule is extremely confusing the day very long and the rules governing homework unforgiving. Since there are so many students here the rules are enforced without any leeway. Late homework is a zero and no credit is given for turning it in after the due date so there's no incentive to do work at all if you cannot get it in on time. The homework load is brutal 3-4 hours at a minimum and this is with arriving home after 4 30 pm. This middle school was not a happy experience for my children more like something to be endured thank goodness high school has been wonderful.

  • (7 years ago)

    It may not be the school's fault but the reality is that middle school should be thrown out. It is a bad time and it is horrible for everyone. The school is too large for 11-13 year olds and it is divided by 'teams' so that if you don't like your team your year will be extra worse. Most of the teachers are not very good and they don't let you explore advancedment like they do at Lakeland High School. They have few honors classes and no Pre-AP or AP classes. It is not a great school. I reccomend finding a K-8

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