Dawnwood Middle School

3.50 5 1 (2 reviews)
10 43rd St
Centereach, NY 11720
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Dawnwood Middle School serves 1,075 students in grades 6-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 48% (which is lower than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 31% (which is lower than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Dawnwood Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the New York state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the New York state average of 57% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Dawnwood Middle School's student population of 1,075 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 79 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,075 students
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Total Classroom Teachers79 teachers
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School Comparison

Dawnwood Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 4,239 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Dawnwood Middle School is 0.49, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Overall Testing Rank
#3064 out of 4239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:113:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
7%
9%
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Hispanic
19%
27%
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Black
4%
17%
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White
69%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.490.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
30%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMiddle Country Central School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Dawnwood Middle School is Centereach High School (0.0 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 Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
2  
Don't get me wrong, I liked going to this school, but I had lots of problems dealing with other students. Staff doesn't do as much to prevent outburst and inappropriate incidents between students. I dealt with a fight with some kid who couldn't learn to drop a situation and it ruined my whole year. Meanwhile, staff would criticize me when I did nothing to spark fights because so many adults knew me as a great and honest kid.
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5  
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
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