School Details

Putnam Valley Middle School

142 Peekskill Hollow Road, Putnam Valley, NY 10579
(845) 528-8101
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 5-8 543 students 13 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

23%
23%
30%
50%
50%
40%

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
  • Putnam Valley Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

29%
29%
29%
47%
47%
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
  • Putnam Valley Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

35%
35%
29%
47%
47%
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
  • Putnam Valley Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

41%
41%
36%
23%
23%
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
  • Putnam Valley Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Putnam Valley Middle School is a public middle school in Putnam Valley. The principal of Putnam Valley Middle School is PRINCIPAL - MR. EDWARD J. HALLISEY and can be contacted at ehallisey@pvcsd.org. 543 students attend Putnam Valley Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 1% of the Putnam Valley Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 15% of the 543 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Putnam Valley Middle School is 13:1. St Elizabeth Ann Seton School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 83% 82%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Hispanic 12% 11%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.05%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 15% 14%
Limited English proficiency 1% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I think the school is great I love their laptop program it really helps with students' education and it gives them an experience that most schools don't give.

  • (2 years ago)

    Poor communication with parents. No scheduled parent/teacher meetings. No library. Excessive class time spent watching popular movies.

  • (7 years ago)

    We get our own laptops here for school and home. SmartBoards are in every classroom.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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