School Details

Wappingers Junior High School

30 Major MacDonald Way, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
(845) 298-5200
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 892 students 13 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

33%
33%
29%
33%
30%
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
  • Wappingers Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

36%
39%
36%
25%
21%
22%

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
  • Wappingers Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Wappingers Junior High School is a public middle school in Wappinger. The principal of Wappingers Junior High School is MR. TERRENCE THOMPSON and can be contacted at terrence.thompson@wappingersschools.org. 892 students attend Wappingers Junior High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 1% of the Wappingers Junior High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 26% of the 892 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Wappingers Junior High School is 13:1. Marlboro Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 72% 77%
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
Asian 6% %
Hispanic 14% 11%
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 26% 17%
Limited English proficiency 1% 1%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    WJHS in my two years has been sorta hit and miss. There are a few GREAT teachers and staff who genuinely care about the students. In my two years I've had some teachers who were so great and inspiring I'd go as far as to call them life changing. Most of the kids are rather nice. However the school is not without its faults. The building is rather old and practically falling apart in some areas. there are holes in the walls pieces chipped off of desks dents in the floor that make it hard to move your chair and a few other things. Bullying is also an issue. While the school has many anti-bullying programs running the teachers often loave them since they take away from class time. Little is done when teachers see bullying. Lessons often put WAY too much focus on the State Tests and when I confronted a teacher on this she told me to "go back on the unicorn I came in on the world's not perfect." While most students are well-behaved there is a large number of bullies that make me personally uncomfortable throughout the day. I've been chased trough the halls by boys making fun of me passing several teachers who didn't do a thing. Fix those issues and it would be great.

  • (1 year ago)

    We transferred here from a Manhattan junior high after the beginning of last year (7th grade). It was a delightful surprise. My son thought (and still thinks) the kids are so much friendlier and well behaved in this school. The teachers he says spend less time disciplining and more time teaching. As a result he has excelled here. The teachers have been stimulating and very accessible for both of us when there are questions about the work or if he had some difficulty understanding the work. The guidance counselors have been supportive during the transition and the office staff friendly and helpful. . As a parent it is easy to find opportunities to volunteer and some of the fundraising activities are lot's of fun (love the Crazy Cake Auction). I find the school's daily emails home very helpful and in the 7th grade they had daily homework text/emails sent which was enormously helpful in keeping him organized and me abreast of his work. All in all it's been a very good experience.

  • (3 years ago)

    This is truly a great school. Under the leadership of Mr. V. DiGrandi my child had an excellent 2 years. He is the type of Principal that the student body feels comfortable talking to and the staff at WJHS does a good job of encouraging parent partnerships. Excellent staff excellent extracurricular activies excellent academic programs.

  • (5 years ago)

    this school is pretty good was there for 2 years. had no problems with the school. i wish they had a.c though guess not haha

  • (5 years ago)

    i think that this school is awesome!!!!!!! i love you mr.coelho !!!!!!!! =) i give this school a 4 and a half !!!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    Great if your child is a 'typcially functioning' student. This distrcit/school is not accomodating for students with special needs/requiring special education services. They expect the child to fit into the program not change or create a new programs to meet the educational needs of the children. For example this district/school will not modify the curriculum to meet the students educational needs the curriculum can not be deviated from because the teachers much teach to the state testing instead of meeting their students needs. I can only imagine the teachers frustration.

  • (9 years ago)

    The academic programs are good as long as your child has no trouble functioning in school. Parent involvement is only welcome if you agree with everything they are doing should you question anything your involvement is not welcome.

  • (9 years ago)

    WJHS has great after school activities for the kids to do. The academics they teach are gear towards the test the students must take for the state ane regents. They beleive all students should be studying for a regents dip. They have a great teaching program for kids in special ed who are average or above but still need help with their core classes. I feel that parental involvement is allowed only to the point where you are not questioning the teachers but agree with them 100%. If they feel you are questioning their teaching methods they seem to become short on time to answer you this includes administration as will as guidence teachers or CSE chairperson. I feel at CSE meetings you must fight for what you think is best for your child. If you keep asking they will either give in or ignore you.

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