School Details

School 50 Helen Barrett Montgomery

301 Seneca Avenue, Rochester, NY 14621
(585) 266-0331
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-7 621 students 13 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

5%
5%
32%
16%
11%
42%

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
  • Rochester City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

5%
7%
33%
12%
12%
43%

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
  • Rochester City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

7%
6%
30%
7%
8%
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
  • Rochester City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

9%
4%
29%
14%
6%
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
  • Rochester City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

7%
4%
29%
9%
5%
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
  • Rochester City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

School 50 Helen Barrett Montgomery is a public middle school in Rochester. The principal of School 50 Helen Barrett Montgomery is PRINCIPAL - MS. SYLVIA COOKSEY, whose e-mail is tim.mains@rcsdk12.org. 621 children attend School 50 Helen Barrett Montgomery and identify as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 22% of the School 50 Helen Barrett Montgomery students are "limited in English proficiency." 92% of the 621 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at School 50 Helen Barrett Montgomery is 13:1. University Preparatory Charter School For Young Me is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% %
White, non-Hispanic 8% 11%
Black, non-Hispanic 53% 65%
Hispanic 25% 22%
Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.3%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92% 87%
Limited English proficiency 22% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter been at this school since 3rd grade she has behavior issues (odd) and this school has done nothing to help her. I have been pushing for help but they seem to think that she is just a bad kid even thou i have provided the school with medical documentation. I will put in the transfer to another school for 5th grade due to their prejudice of my daughters condition.

  • (2 years ago)

    I Been Here Since K - 6 Now I have to tell you its the best school in the whole RCSD I love this school My Name Is Miles Lawson All The Teachers I had were excellent they care about kids and love them Shoutout to everybody thank you for the help

  • (4 years ago)

    My children have gone there for only 1 year and they have had so much more help then they received from their previous city school

  • (4 years ago)

    Why are the scores for this school so low? School 50 is of the district's magnet school for students learning English as a Second Language (ESL). In fact ESL students make up more than 20% of the school's population and are by definition not yet able to master the English-intensive NYS exams in Math Science Social Studies and ELA. When you consider this fact and the fact that #50 also houses several special education classrooms it is no surprise that their overall scores are lower than the state average. While it is politically incorrect to do so if you exclude ESL students and students with profound learning disabilities from testing statistics the school is actually on par with state averages even though #50 is a high-poverty school. The truth is this is one of the finest public schools in Rochester.

  • (4 years ago)

    i am telling you this school is one of the best there is so try it out

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