School Details

South Side Middle School

67 Hillside Ave, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
(516) 255-8976
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 820 students 11 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

38%
38%
29%
40%
40%
38%

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
  • Rockville Centre Union Free School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

39%
39%
29%
42%
42%
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
  • Rockville Centre Union Free School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
45%
36%

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
  • Rockville Centre Union Free School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

South Side Middle School is a public middle school in Rockville Centre. The principal of South Side Middle School is MS. SHELAGH MCGINN and can be contacted at smcginn@rvcschools.org. 820 students attend South Side Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 2% of the South Side Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 10% of the 820 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at South Side Middle School is 11:1. St Agnes Cathedral School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 78% 79%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Asian 3% %
Hispanic 11% 10%
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 10% 11%
Limited English proficiency 2% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I am currently a student who goes here and to be honest not many people like it.I personally hate it. The kids are not the nicest like most middle school i guess. The work is a fair amount and if you work hard you will be fine. There are some mean teachers but also many nice ones. Dont want to sound like a downer just wan to let you know before you decide to go there.

  • (6 years ago)

    Though I believe there are excellent teachers in this school the philosophy of accelerated math and science is ridiculous. They push the students through a curriculum that is a mile wide and an inch deep. The average students need tutors to keep up. Due to the speed at which the content is taught there is very little retention from year to year-especially in math. This means that kids who struggle in 6th grade are in even worse shape in 7th and 8th. The goal is to have all students path regents in 8th grade. (not a difficult task since the curve is so big). I know of many students who had to repeat these courses upon failing private school entrance exams in math and science (even thought they passed the regents). Very little work is given in LA so the writing skills are really abysmal.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

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