School Details

White Plains Middle School

128 Grandview Ave, White Plains, NY 10605
(914) 422-2092
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 & ungraded 1523 students 11 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

24%
24%
29%
33%
33%
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
  • White Plains City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

25%
25%
29%
28%
28%
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
  • White Plains City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

32%
32%
36%
13%
13%
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
  • White Plains City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

White Plains Middle School is a public middle school in White Plains. The principal of White Plains Middle School is MR. JONATHAN BROWN, who can be contacted at jonbrown@wpcsd.k12.ny.us. 1,523 students go to White Plains Middle School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 10% of the White Plains Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 45% of the 1,523 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at White Plains Middle School is 11:1. Scarsdale Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Cantonese
  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 49% 47%
White, non-Hispanic 30% 32%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 17% 18%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.07%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45% 46%
Limited English proficiency 10% 14%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    WPMS Highlands Campus is the best choice for a youth who enjoys meeting and learning about people from other cultures. My daughter was lacking in her ELA and Math scores until she came to HIghlands. She is currently in advanced ELA and held Honor Roll her 7th grade year. The Teachers are supportive and motivating especially towards students who enjoy learning. People have said negative comments about this school but you must realize that a child learns how to behave and respect others AT HOME! It is not the Teachers responsibility to parent the students...they are there to TEACH them and motivate their methods of learning. HIGHLANDS ROCKS!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    I chose this campus over Highlands because it was smaller and i heard great things about it. Unfortunately I made the wrong choice and my son has not received the education that my taxes are paying for. The Principal does not run this school well at all (it starts at the top). This school did not prepare my son for high school! If you have to send your child to a middle school in WP please let it be the Highlands campus-go see for yourself.

  • (3 years ago)

    I <3 Eastview. Best School EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It has the nicest teachers and princapal and all staff. My favorite school i've ever been to

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter goes to Highlands Campus. The advanced classes seem to teach a lot of content. She has a few truly exceptional teachers who have pushed her. In addition there are a handful of really intelligent students in her grade that seem to push eachother on. The music programs are also really impressive.

  • (9 years ago)

    Education is not challenging for the motivated and advanced student.

  • (11 years ago)

    This shcool does not always help extremely gifted students. The advanced class sizes are extremely large (25+ students) and bright students can still be bored. There is an excellent enrichment program but so much time and energy is spent on students below the norm that students one or more grade levels above the norm are not given sufficient attention. They are not treated as special learners and not a lot of emphasis is placed on innovative and intellectual thinking.

  • (11 years ago)

    My son attends Eastview Middle School. There are many positive things about this school but I have experienced a few serious lapses of communication with teachers. I also believe the principal is lacking in certain essential administrative skills. If you have an average student who is not organized I don't believe this school is the best choice. If your student is bright and organized they'll do well there. There are many wonderful teachers but a few that are less than desirable; but perfection is impossible. Overall I wouldn't make this choice again. The girls seem to far better than the boys.

  • (11 years ago)

    I was very pleased with my son's experience at the Eastview campus of the WP Middle School. It's greatest asset is its teaching staff. I felt the leadership did an admirable job at providing a safe organized and well controlled environment. The principal and asst principal were very visible and both appeared to know each and every student in the building. On the down side spots in the advanced classes were limited because of the schools size. Looking back however my son had a great experience and the school did a good job at meeting his academic athletic artisic and social needs. I would recommend the Eastview campus highly.

  • (11 years ago)

    We currently have a daughter at Eastview Middle School. Our experuence has been very satisfactory. Dedicated teachers rich eduactional experience caring counselors make this a terrific place to learn. We couldn't be happier.

  • (11 years ago)

    My younger son just graduated from Highlands Middle School. At its very best our experience was mediocre. The WP school district appears to be operating in crisis mode. They are woefully unprepared to meet the needs of an ever changing challenging population. Increasing populations increasing second language speakers low socioeconomic groups. All this coupled with unresponsive unaccountable staff members (administrators on down)makes for a less than enriching educational experiences.

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Overall score

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