School Details

Longfellow Middle School

624 S 3rd Ave, Mount Vernon, NY 10550
(914) 665-5150
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-9 557 students 12 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

5%
6%
29%
9%
7%
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
  • Mount Vernon School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

11%
12%
36%
7%
6%
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
  • Mount Vernon School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Longfellow Middle School is a public middle school in Mount Vernon. The principal of Longfellow Middle School is MR. JONATHAN BROWN, whose e-mail is bspencer@mtvernoncsd.org. 557 students attend Longfellow Middle School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 3% of the Longfellow Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 64% of the 557 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Longfellow Middle School is 12:1. Ps 723 is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 92% 78%
Hispanic 6% 14%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 6%
Asian 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.09%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64% 66%
Limited English proficiency 3% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Most of the teachers actually care about the students and want them to excel. The students on the other hand aren t taking their future serious enough and they are loud rude and have no respect for themselves or the other students who want to become something in life.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think the school is a nice place. I'm a student myself. There really isn't any horrible thing or events going on in the school which is good. The teachers are excellent. My top three teachers are Mr. Ishan Mr. Pearce and Mr. Rotolo. The school has a good foundation. The only thing I don't like is that we have to carry around our id's and the school lunch is nasty.

  • (5 years ago)

    The staff and students try very hard to overcome personal and financial hardships to achieve academic excellence. Recently this school managed to be erased from the negative rolls of NYS educational system. Longfellow Middle School receives my vote because staff and students never quit reguardless of adversity.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love my school ! even though people can sometimes get out of hand ! class of 09 babyy !

  • (7 years ago)

    Security Long fellow school needs much improvement in many areas. When entering a school an office building or an airport a brush with security guards can often be quite challenging and also a fearful experience for many of our kids in school. Understanding the need for security personnel/ Police at Longfellow there is however reason to question how this security is being administered and needs to be looked into. The hostile environment and sometimes excessive physical force put on students by these individuals is completely unacceptable. Accountability and oversight in school safety matters have to be addressed and alternative approaches need to be taken at this school. Our children are being put at risk in an environment where they should be safe and learning. Teachers There needs to be a concentrated effort put on staff development to improve instruction in every department at this school. It can be enjoyable or a nightmare for a student depending on which teachers they have and how well they can deal with the stress. Many of the teachers just don't care this is what I m seeing and hearing from students while others just can't teach.' For the group of good teacher s that are available there unfortunately are not enough of them to accommodate each and every student. Unfortunately due to this I don't think a lot of the students achieve their full potential at least because of the quality of teaching being administered. After meeting some of the school faculty sadly some of teachers were disappointing. There were many great teachers but also a lot who weren't stimulating at all. One Particular teacher stuck out like sore thumb. Her entire attitude and demeanor were Awful and pointed out very clearly how she felt about the students in her class To conclude Long fellow middle school needs much improvement. Hopefully with hard work and much effort from the parents the Principal of this school will deal with these serious issues and address the needs of the students attending this school.

  • (9 years ago)

    Our school has undergone a 180 degree turn for the better; however we could not have accomplished as much without the leadership of Mr. Cleveland Person principal. What used to be a semi-chaotic school with children in the hallways disgruntled workers and ambiguous expectations has gone on to become a school on the move. Our ELA and Math 8th grade scores rose significantly this year due to the outstanding leadership of our principal and the dedication and committment of staff. Moving to our new facility in September can only be another positive experience for all - slowly becoming one of the better schools in Westchester County!

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