Dawnwood Middle School

Dawnwood Middle School serves 1,168 students in grades 6-9.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the NY average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 53%.
Dawnwood Middle School operates within the Middle Country Central School District.

Overview

The student population of 1168 students has declined by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 73 teachers has declined by 19% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-9
Total Students 1,168 students
Gender % 54% Male / 46%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 73 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.37 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 13:1
Asian
5%
8%
Hispanic
13%
24%
Black
4%
19%
White
78%
47%
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.37 0.36
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.
20%
41%
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.
10%
7%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 10,398 students has decreased by 6% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $17,948 is less than the state average of $21,692. The district revenue/student has grown by 31% over four years.
The district spending/student of $18,257 is less than the state average of $21,514. The district spending/student has grown by 40% over four years.
School District Name Middle Country Central School District
Number of Schools
Managed
14
3
Number of Students Managed 10,398 1,015
District Total Revenue $197 MM $29 MM
District Spending $200 MM $29 MM
District Revenue / Student $17,948 $21,692
District Spending / Student $18,257 $21,514
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby 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
    14 43rd St
    CentereachNY 11720
    (631)285-8100
    0 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 1593 students                      
  • CentereachOxhead Road School
    144 Oxhead Rd
    CentereachNY 11720
    (631)285-8700
    0.4 mi | Gr. 1-5 | 445 students                      
  • CentereachUnity Drive Kindergarten-pre K Center
    11 Unity Dr
    CentereachNY 11720
    (631)285-8760
    0.7 mi | Gr. PK-KG | 705 students                      
  • CentereachNorth Coleman Road School
    197 North Coleman Rd
    CentereachNY 11720
    (631)285-8660
    1.3 mi | Gr. 1-5 | 315 students                      
  • CentereachSelden Middle School
    22 Jefferson Ave
    CentereachNY 11720
    (631)285-8400
    1.4 mi | Gr. 6-9 | 1181 students                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended September 06, 2013 - 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

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