Selden Middle School

22 Jefferson Ave
Centereach, NY 11720
(School attendance zone shown in map)
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 1,089 students in grades 6-8, Selden Middle School ranks 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%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40% (which is lower than the New York state average of 46%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 47% (which is lower than the New York state average of 49%).
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the New York state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the New York state average of 59% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,089 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 50%
  • : Bottom 50% in NY
  • : 40% (Btm 50%)
  • : 47% (Top 50%)
  • : 75% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Selden Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Selden Middle School's student population of 1,089 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 82 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,089 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
82 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Selden Middle School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 4,377 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Selden Middle School is 0.65, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (NY)
#2377 out of 4377 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Selden Middle School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
40%
46%
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47%
49%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Selden 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 2021-22 school year data.
75%
78%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Selden Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
11:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
9%
10%
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Hispanic
31%
29%
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Black
6%
16%
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White
50%
41%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in New York.
0.65
This chart display the diversity score of Selden Middle School and the public school average diversity score of New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
35%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Selden Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Selden Middle School's ranking?
Selden Middle School is ranked #2377 out of 4,377 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in New York.
What schools are Selden Middle School often compared to?
Selden Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Dawnwood Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
40% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% NY state average), while 47% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% NY state average).
How many students attend Selden Middle School?
1,089 students attend Selden Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
50% of Selden Middle School students are White, 31% of students are Hispanic, 9% of students are Asian, 6% of students are Black, and 4% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Selden Middle School?
Selden Middle School has a student ration of 13:1, which is higher than the New York state average of 11:1.
What grades does Selden Middle School offer ?
Selden Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Selden Middle School part of?
Selden Middle School is part of Middle Country Central School District.

School Reviews

5   11/1/2021
Many wonderful teachers, a great learning environment, and diversity.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - AN

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,089 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 50%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 40% (Btm 50%)
  • : 47% (Top 50%)
  • : 75% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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