Felix Festa Determination Middle School

Public 6-8

 30 Parrott Rd
       West Nyack, NY  10994


(845) 624-3972

District: Clarkstown Central School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
278th of 1,487 New York Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,220 Help


Students who attend Felix Festa Determination Middle School usually attend:

High:    Clarkstown North Senior High School

Feeder schools for Felix Festa Determination Middle School:

Elementary:    Bardonia Elementary School
    Lakewood Elementary School
    Laurel Plains Elementary School
    Link Elementary School
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Student/teacher ratio:  11.4 Help
Number of students:  662

Racial breakdown:

White:
54.5%
Hispanic:
22.2%
Asian:
15.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  10.1% Help


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Compare Details Felix Festa Determination Middle School ranks better than 81.3% of middle schools in New York. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 75.57. (See more...)
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Compare Details Felix Festa Determination Middle School has the largest middle school student body size in the Clarkstown Central School District. Student population at Felix Festa Determination Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (54.5%), Hispanic (22.2%), Asian (15%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 10.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Clarkstown Central School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Felix Festa Determination Middle School is 11.4. 1 middle schools in the Clarkstown Central School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Felix Festa Determination Middle School is $18,220. 1 middle schools in the Clarkstown Central School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Felix Festa Determination Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Felix Festa Determination Middle School 278th of 1487 New York public middle schools. (See Felix Festa Determination Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Clarkstown Central School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Clarkstown Central School District 210th of 1103 New York school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Felix Festa Determination Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Felix Festa Determination Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 81.46 171st 1185 85.6%
2009 58.32 686th 1224 44.0%
2010 59.82 590th 1243 52.5%
2011 81.40 211th 1295 83.7%
2012 85.13 149th 1337 88.9%
2013 87.68 127th 1373 90.8%
2014 84.68 145th 1401 89.7%
2015 68.88 363rd 1407 74.2%
2016 80.01 214th 1429 85.0%
2017 62.45 479th 1455 67.1%
2018 70.21 371st 1438 74.2%
2021 53.69 512th 1242 58.8%
2022 75.57 278th 1479 81.2%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Felix Festa Determination Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 83.16 33rd 190 82.6%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Felix Festa Determination Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.32 172nd 503 65.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Felix Festa Determination Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.30 440th 1170 62.4%
2022 80.55 96th 1283 92.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Felix Festa Determination Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.12 667th 1245 46.4%
2021 30.62 697th 935 25.5%
2022 55.02 464th 1306 64.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Felix Festa Determination Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.75 380th 1353 71.9%
2021 57.95 388th 1066 63.6%
2022 70.57 338th 1454 76.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Felix Festa Determination Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.57 324th 1352 76.0%
2021 51.03 474th 1071 55.7%
2022 78.02 238th 1455 83.6%
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Rank History for Asian students at Felix Festa Determination Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.36 173rd 374 53.7%
2022 61.46 160th 381 58.0%
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Rank History for African American students at Felix Festa Determination Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 66.40 162nd 706 77.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Felix Festa Determination Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.54 347th 810 57.2%
2022 69.03 199th 914 78.2%
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Rank History for White students at Felix Festa Determination Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.53 334th 763 56.2%
2021 57.10 245th 614 60.1%
2022 58.19 297th 748 60.3%
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Enrollment information for Felix Festa Determination Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2007 592 27 124 62 2 n/a n/a 0 807
2008 570 31 112 54 2 n/a n/a 0 769
2009 553 36 102 59 1 n/a n/a 0 751
2010 526 35 108 75 2 n/a n/a 0 746
2011 535 25 110 90 0 0 4 0 764
2012 515 16 101 76 1 0 9 0 718
2013 488 13 95 77 3 0 8 0 684
2014 495 17 94 80 2 0 4 0 692
2015 493 22 87 80 0 0 4 0 686
2016 466 28 78 91 1 0 6 0 670
2017 427 23 78 101 0 1 15 0 645
2018 433 24 108 108 1 1 8 0 683
2019 392 36 91 109 0 1 18 0 647
2020 356 26 93 121 0 2 15 0 613
2021 358 30 83 130 0 0 19 0 620
2022 361 36 99 147 0 1 18 0 662

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Felix Festa Determination Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 807 52.4 15.4 5
2008 769 59.0 13.0 5.2
2009 751 58.9 12.8 7.1
2010 746 55.6 13.4 7
2011 764 51.7 14.7 8.8
2012 718 55.1 13.0 11.7
2013 684 54.8 12.4 7.3
2014 692 53.2 13.0 8.8
2015 686 45.0 15.2 10.1
2016 670 53.0 12.6 11
2017 645 46.9 13.7 11.9
2018 683 50.0 13.6 14.8
2019 647 46.5 13.9 14.4
2020 613 n/a n/a 16.5
2021 620 53.4 11.6 19.4
2022 662 57.6 11.4 10.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Felix Festa Determination Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 807 52.4 15.4 5
2008 769 59.0 13.0 5.2
2009 751 58.9 12.8 7.1
2010 746 55.6 13.4 7
2011 764 51.7 14.7 8.8
2012 718 55.1 13.0 11.7
2013 684 54.8 12.4 7.3
2014 692 53.2 13.0 8.8
2015 686 45.0 15.2 10.1
2016 670 53.0 12.6 11
2017 645 46.9 13.7 11.9
2018 683 50.0 13.6 14.8
2019 647 46.5 13.9 14.4
2020 613 n/a n/a 16.5
2021 620 53.4 11.6 19.4
2022 662 57.6 11.4 10.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Immunization Rates

Felix Festa Determination Middle School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricella
2013100.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
201499.9%0.0%0.1%99.9%99.9%99.9%99.9%99.9%99.9%99.9%
2015100.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
201699.7%0.2%0.0%99.9%99.9%99.9%99.9%99.7%99.9%99.9%
201799.2%0.2%0.3%99.4%99.5%99.5%99.5%99.4%99.4%99.2%
201899.4%0.3%0.3%99.4%99.4%99.4%99.4%99.4%99.4%99.4%
201999.5%0.0%0.0%99.7%99.7%99.7%99.7%99.7%99.7%99.7%
202099.8%0.0%99.8%100.0%100.0%100.0%99.8%99.8%99.8%

Data source: New York State Department of Health
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Felix Festa Determination Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $347 (2.1%) $16,415 (97.9%) $16,762
2020 $413 (2.1%) $19,434 (97.9%) $19,846
2021 $30 (0.2%) $19,352 (99.8%) $19,382
2022 $695 (3.8%) $17,525 (96.2%) $18,220

Data source: New York Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Felix Festa Determination Middle School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
8th Grade English Language Arts (Felix Festa Determination Middle School)6066.3
 6.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Clarkstown Central School District)5965.4
 6.4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (New York)4849.8
 1.8%
8th Grade Math (Felix Festa Determination Middle School)3827.8
 10.2%
   8th Grade Math (Clarkstown Central School District)3727
 10%
   8th Grade Math (New York)3323.8
 9.2%
End of Course Algebra I (Felix Festa Determination Middle School)100100
   End of Course Algebra I (Clarkstown Central School District)96.486.8
 9.6%
   End of Course Algebra I (New York)71.166
 5.2%
End of Course Geometry (Felix Festa Determination Middle School)100100
   End of Course Geometry (Clarkstown Central School District)97.290.1
 7.1%
   End of Course Geometry (New York)70.152.8
 17.3%
End of Course Earth Science (Felix Festa Determination Middle School)100100
   End of Course Earth Science (Clarkstown Central School District)84.375.9
 8.3%
   End of Course Earth Science (New York)68.962.1
 6.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students647620
 4.2%
African American3630
 16.7%
American Indian00
Asian9183
 8.8%
Hispanic109130
 19.3%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White392358
 8.7%
Two or More Races1819
 5.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients14.4%19.4%
 5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Felix Festa Determination Middle School

In the 2021-22 school year, 662 students attended Felix Festa Determination Middle School.

Students at Felix Festa Determination Middle School are 55% White, 22% Hispanic, 15% Asian, 5% African American, 3% Two or more races.

Felix Festa Determination Middle School ranks 278th of 1487 New York middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Felix Festa Determination Middle School usually go on to attend Clarkstown North Senior High School


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