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About This School

South Ocean Middle School is a public middle school in Patchogue. The principal of South Ocean Middle School is MS. LINDA PICKFORD, whose e-mail is lpickford@pmschools.org. 509 students go to South Ocean Middle School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 10% of the South Ocean Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 53% of the 509 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at South Ocean Middle School is 16:1. Emanuel Lutheran School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 55% 69%
Hispanic 36% 23%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Asian 3% %
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53% 22%
Limited English proficiency 10% 8%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (10 years ago)

    The principal of the school is Mr.Manny Sanzone whose dedicated committment is enormous. I believe his goal is to bring out the best in every child in the school. Of the 700- 800 hundred children in the school he knows not only their names but is aware in all of their potential. He makes regular visits to all of the classes to assure both teacher and student is evolving in learning and teaching. He promotes respect and spirit in both school and self. His solid committment seems to make the students want to achieve toward their greatest potential. I believe this school could grow to be a model for other schools throughout the state and possibly country.

  • (11 years ago)

    I have two children currently enrolled in this school and I have to say the teachers are excellent and the pricapal really cares about the students here at S.O.A you have made my 6th grade daughter feel welcome and happy to be enterinmg such a high grade school. Sincerely A Parent

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