School Details

Harold T Wiley School

1351 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601
(315) 785-3780
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 5-6 571 students 12 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

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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
  • Watertown City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

20%
20%
29%
32%
32%
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
  • Watertown City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Harold T Wiley School is a public middle school in Town of Watertown. The principal of Harold T Wiley School is PRINCIPAL - MS. PATRICIA LABARR, whose e-mail is plabarr@watertowncsd.org. 571 students attend Harold T Wiley School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 2% of the Harold T Wiley School students are "limited in English proficiency." 55% of the 571 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Harold T Wiley School is 12:1. Case Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 12%
White, non-Hispanic 74% 77%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Multiracial 3% %
Asian 2% %
Hispanic 11% 7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55% 53%
Limited English proficiency 2% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    I thought Wiley was one of the best public schools I have seen. The fact that they can offer the students access to a planetarium right in the school for science is amazing! The teachers were caring and well qualified to meet the needs of the students. I was also especially impressed with the extra curricular activities at the school. I had one daughter attend and another will attend next year and I have no worries about the second daughters success.

  • (8 years ago)

    at the moment i am going to wiley and they are putting walls in. My teachers are nice and the students too parents who dont like this school have no idea how hard they try to make school fun and safe. I think they are doing a good job

  • (8 years ago)

    Wiley was a great school when I went there a few years back i had no problems with the teachers or other students. The teacher made everything make since and the layout is great easy to find your way around and such my father was in the military so i went to alot of schools but that was by far one of the best i loved it

  • (8 years ago)

    I do think that Wiley is a good school but this year we have had some problems with my nieces teacher. She does not seem like teaching is her passion any longer and maybe it is time for her to move on to something different or retire because her negative attitude has had a huge effect on the students in her class. This is not only my opinion there have been problems with other parents/students as well. My niece had perfect attendence the last 3 years in a row until this year...she just hates going into school now and says it is due to the way her teacher talks to her like she is 'nothing'. I do not appreciate this at all and the school has not taken my voice on this issue very seriously.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am unhappy with this school at this time. I have a child who is reading and writing disabled and I feel that are not taking the proper steps to help him. I also feel that teachers don't want to hear parent concerns. This is based on my experience and just based on current teachers.

  • (10 years ago)

    I love this school. My daughter has gone there all 3 years and we never had a problem with any of her teachers or the other staff. A lot of peoiple look at the fact that there are no walls in this school the rooms are divided with walls you would see in an office. It didn't affect my daughter's learning in fact she is a A-B student. We are a military family and this is the best school my daughter has been to.

  • (10 years ago)

    I am very very disappointed in this school. There are a few teachers who ruin it for all other teachers. The few teachers have power struggles with parents which are reflected on the children. I definitely do not like the attitude or teachers saying 'I have tenure you can do nothing to me.' I had to take my child out of that school and put him in a Catholic school two years in a row.

  • (10 years ago)

    I really like this school. The teachers go out of their way in the special education department to ensure your child gets the help they need.

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