School Details

Senator James H Donovan Middle School

1701 Noyes Street, Utica, NY 13502
(315) 368-6541
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 720 students 12 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

10%
12%
29%
8%
9%
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
  • Utica City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

17%
19%
36%
4%
5%
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
  • Utica City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Senator James H Donovan Middle School is a public middle school in Utica. The principal of Senator James H Donovan Middle School is PRINCIPAL - MS. ANN MARIE PALLADINO and can be contacted at apalladino@uticaschools.org. 720 students go to Senator James H Donovan Middle School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 14% of the Senator James H Donovan Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 85% of the 720 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Senator James H Donovan Middle School is 12:1. Parkway Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 35% 47%
Black, non-Hispanic 32% 29%
Hispanic 16% 14%
Asian/Pacific Islander 15% 10%
Asian 14% %
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85% 75%
Limited English proficiency 14% 15%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 years ago)

    well we got a new princle so every thing change now the school is good

  • (9 years ago)

    I believe this school has many down sides. The current principal injects his personal biases into the school as well.

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Overall score

(based on 4 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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