School Details

Saranac Lake Middle School

79 Canaras Avenue, Saranac Lake, NY 12983
(518) 891-4221
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 309 students 9 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

21%
21%
29%
21%
21%
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
  • Saranac Lake Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

25%
25%
29%
20%
20%
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
  • Saranac Lake Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
52%
36%
25%
25%
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
  • Saranac Lake Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Saranac Lake Middle School is a public middle school in Saranac Lake. The principal of Saranac Lake Middle School is PRINCIPAL - MR. BRUCE VANWEELDEN, whose e-mail is kenyonpat@slcs.org. 309 students attend Saranac Lake Middle School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 1% of the Saranac Lake Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 34% of the 309 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Saranac Lake Middle School is 9:1. National Sports Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 96% 98%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1.0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 0.8%
Hispanic 1% 0.5%
Asian 0.6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 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 34% 36%
Limited English proficiency 1% 1%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    It is a pleasure to work with an enthusiastic staff that helps to motivate students to be their best. I have experienced many positive exchanges with parents who want to help their kids to grow and contribute to the school and community. When parents and school staff work together kids are the winners. Our school's parent group has helped to fund raise to keep field trips and support teachers.

  • (4 years ago)

    Both of my children have excelled academically at Saranac Lake Middle School. I think that the school's teachers and staff are excellent and are unfailingly supportive of the students in their care.

  • (4 years ago)

    Both of our children have attended Saranac Lake Middle School with very positive experiences. Looking around the hallways you are greeted with student work that shows the kids and teachers care about their work. There are after school programs that let kids try drama art math rock climbing skiing and a lot more. My kids each choose different activities and made great friends and learned things they could use in life. Teachers here look out for kids. They know that middle schoolers need to have fun while they learn they need to be active and have choices along with high expectations.

  • (5 years ago)

    This School is Ok if you are into sports or if you are in an academic group but if you are not and if you are outspoken and have trouble this is a horrible school. The principle and other teachers demean kids in front of their peers.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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