Anthony DeRiso

Hello Plainedge Middle School Community,

At Plainedge Middle School our mission is to meet the individual needs of each and every one of our students. We strive to meet both their social / emotional needs as well as their academic needs. Outside of gestation, your children will grow more over their three middle school years than at any other time in their lives. This growth is both physical, in terms of sheer size, as well as social and emotional in nature. Given this growth, it is likely that an awkwardness may set in for a period of time. It is our job to nurture them through this period. We do that with an outstanding team of professionals, including three guidance counselors, a psychologist and a social worker. It is our firm belief that not until a child is comfortable with themselves, will they be truly ready to learn. When they are truly ready to learn, our team of more than 70 teacher professionals can ensure that their individual academic needs are met and that they can make the necessary progress toward college and career readiness.

We pride ourselves on our rigorous common core curriculum that leads to regents level Algebra and Earth Science for more than ninety seven percent of all eighth grade students. We pride ourselves on the fact that when we present our eighth graders with their moving up certificates each June, that they are truly prepared to step up to far greater challenges.

Sincerely,
Mr. DeRiso

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