Dawnwood Middle School

Tel: (631)285-8200
Grades 2-9
1,181 students
Dawnwood Middle School serves 1,181 students in grades 2 - 9.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the NY average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 54%.
Dawnwood Middle School operates within the Middle Country Central School District.

School Overview

The student population of 1181 students has declined by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 76 teachers has declined by 18% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 2-9
Total Students 1,181 students
Dawnwood Middle School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Dawnwood Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 76 teachers
Dawnwood Middle School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Dawnwood Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.39 is more than the state average of 0.36. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NY) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 14:1
Dawnwood Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
6%
9%
Dawnwood Middle School Asian Students (1989-2014)
Hispanic
14%
25%
Dawnwood Middle School Black Students (1989-2014)
Black
3%
18%
Dawnwood Middle School Black Students (1989-2014)
White
77%
46%
Dawnwood Middle School White Students (1989-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Dawnwood Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown NY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.39 0.36
Dawnwood Middle School Diversity Score (1989-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
17%
42%
Dawnwood Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
8%
5%
Dawnwood Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 10,299 students has decreased by 6% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $18,329 is less than the state average of $23,859. The district revenue/student has grown by 24% over four years.
The district spending/student of $18,271 is less than the state average of $24,841. The district spending/student has grown by 27% over four years.
School District Name Middle Country Central School District
Number of Schools
Managed
14
2
Number of Students Managed 10,299 926
Middle Country Central   School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
District Total Revenue $200 MM $29 MM
Middle Country Central   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $200 MM $30 MM
Middle Country Central   School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $18,329 $23,859
Middle Country Central   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $18,271 $24,841
Middle Country Central   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Centereach High School (0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Selden Middle School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Oxhead Road School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • CentereachCentereach High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1581 students14 43rd St
    CentereachNY 11720
    (631)285-8100
    09-121581
  • CentereachOxhead Road School
    0.4 miles | Grades: 1-5 | 438 students144 Oxhead Rd
    CentereachNY 11720
    (631)285-8700
    0.41-5438
  • CentereachUnity Drive Kindergarten-pre K Center
    0.7 miles | Grades: PK-KG | 647 students11 Unity Dr
    CentereachNY 11720
    (631)285-8760
    0.7PK-KG647
  • CentereachNorth Coleman Road School
    1.3 miles | Grades: 1-5 | 336 students197 North Coleman Rd
    CentereachNY 11720
    (631)285-8660
    1.31-5336
  • CentereachSelden Middle School
    1.4 miles | Grades: 6-10 | 1150 students22 Jefferson Ave
    CentereachNY 11720
    (631)285-8400
    1.46-101150

School Reviews

This is a great school, in my opinion. I will be starting the eighth grade soon and I'm excited. This school is an awesome school to go to. It was a little tough for me to adjust to middle school when I started sixth grade. Seventh grade was awesome and now I'm ready for eighth grade. I recommend this school to every middle schooler. The after school programs are great, but I don't know how the sports are since I don't do them. Lunch is alright but it is certainly better than the lunches at elementary schools. It's a great school with great staff. Two thumbs up =D
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 09/06/13

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