Senator James H Donovan Middle School

1701 Noyes St
Utica, NY 13502
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 770 students in grades 7-8, Senator James H Donovan 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 22% (which is lower than the New York state average of 46%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 32% (which is lower than the New York state average of 49%).
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is equal to the New York state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is higher than the New York state average of 59% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 770 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 80%
  • : Bottom 50% in NY
  • : 22% (Btm 50%)
  • : 32% (Btm 50%)
  • : 44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Senator James H Donovan Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

Senator James H Donovan Middle School's student population of 770 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 70 teachers has grown by 14% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
770 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
70 teachers
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School Rankings

Senator James H Donovan 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 Senator James H Donovan Middle School is 0.78, which is more 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)
#3533 out of 4377 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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22%
46%
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32%
49%
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44%
78%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
11:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
24%
10%
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Hispanic
22%
29%
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Black
27%
16%
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White
20%
41%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.78
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
85%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
3%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Senator James H Donovan Middle School's ranking?
Senator James H Donovan Middle School is ranked #3533 out of 4,377 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in New York.
What schools are Senator James H Donovan Middle School often compared to?
Senator James H Donovan Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like John F Kennedy Middle School, Utica Of Science Charter School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
22% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% NY state average), while 32% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% NY state average).
How many students attend Senator James H Donovan Middle School?
770 students attend Senator James H Donovan Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
27% of Senator James H Donovan Middle School students are Black, 24% of students are Asian, 22% of students are Hispanic, 20% of students are White, and 7% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Senator James H Donovan Middle School?
Senator James H Donovan Middle School has a student ration of 11:1, which is equal to the New York state average of 11:1.
What grades does Senator James H Donovan Middle School offer ?
Senator James H Donovan Middle School offers enrollment in grades 7-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Senator James H Donovan Middle School part of?
Senator James H Donovan Middle School is part of Utica City School District.

School Reviews

5   5/19/2020
It is the best school I have ever been to in my whole life. I rate this as the number 1 school out of the United States.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Octavia Dragotta

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 770 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 80%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 22% (Btm 50%)
  • : 32% (Btm 50%)
  • : 44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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