Dawnwood Middle School

Tel: (631)285-8200
Grades: 6-9

1,168 students

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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 73 teachers has declined by 20% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-9
Total Students 1,168 students
Dawnwood Middle School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 54% Male / 46%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 73 teachers
Dawnwood Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Dawnwood Middle School Students 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 0.37 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
Dawnwood Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Asian
5%
8%
Dawnwood Middle School Asian (1989-2013)
Hispanic
13%
24%
Dawnwood Middle School Hispanic (1989-2013)
Black
4%
19%
Dawnwood Middle School Black (1989-2013)
White
78%
47%
Dawnwood Middle School White (1989-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Dawnwood Middle School Sch Ethnicity Dawnwood Middle School Sta Ethnicity
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
Dawnwood Middle School Diversity Score (1989-2013)
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%
Dawnwood Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2013)
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%
Dawnwood Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 10,398 students has decreased by 5% over five years.
School District Name Middle Country Central School District
Number of Schools
Managed
14
3
Number of Students Managed 10,398 1,089
Middle Country Central   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $197 MM n/a
District Spending $200 MM n/a
District Revenue / Student $17,948 $0
Middle Country Central   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $18,257 $0
Middle Country Central   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
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 Students Grades
  • CentereachCentereach High School
    14 43rd St
    CentereachNY 11720
    (631)285-8100
    0 mi | 1593 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • CentereachOxhead Road School
    144 Oxhead Rd
    CentereachNY 11720
    (631)285-8700
    0.4 mi | 445 students | Gr. 1-5                      
  • CentereachUnity Drive Kindergarten-pre K Center
    11 Unity Dr
    CentereachNY 11720
    (631)285-8760
    0.6 mi | 705 students | Gr. PK-KG                      
  • CentereachNorth Coleman Road School
    197 North Coleman Rd
    CentereachNY 11720
    (631)285-8660
    1.3 mi | 315 students | Gr. 1-5                      
  • CentereachSelden Middle School
    22 Jefferson Ave
    CentereachNY 11720
    (631)285-8400
    1.4 mi | 1181 students | Gr. 6-9                      

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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