Persell Middle School

  • Persell Middle School serves 454 students in grades 5-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 29% (which is lower than the New York state average of 50%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 28% (which is lower than the New York state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the New York state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the New York state average of 56%.

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School Overview

  • Persell Middle School's student population of 454 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 41 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 5-8
Total Students454 students
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Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Persell Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Persell Middle School is 0.40, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.39. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Overall School Rank#3170 out of 4,239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Persell Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in New York by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Persell Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of New York by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio11:114:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Persell Middle School and percentage of American Indian public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Asian
n/a
9%
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Hispanic
13%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Persell Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
2%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Persell Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
76%
44%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Persell Middle School and the percentage of White public school students in New York by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
9%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Persell Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NY.
Diversity Score0.400.39
This chart display the diversity score of Persell Middle School and the public school average diversity score of New York by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
60%
48%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Persell Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in New York by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Persell Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New York by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJAMESTOWN CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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