Robert M. Finley Middle School

About Robert M. Finley Middle School


Our Mission

Our mission is to develop the intellect and character of
EVERY student in measurable ways

The Robert M. Finley Middle School, serving students in grades six through eight, is made up of several buildings: the west wing, built in 1910 and renovated in 1989; the east wing, built in 1938; and the Unified Arts Center/Media Center and gymnasium, built in 1975. The school, which is set on 20 acres of land, is equipped with a library and audio-visual center, physical education complex, learning resource room, reading and computer labs, a unified arts center housing the home economics, fine arts and Wunsch Auditorium, a cafeteria, school store, and playing and ball fields.

Enrichment programs are offered at the school, as well as a choice of three foreign languages. The school is known for its award winning music program. It was also one of the first middle schools in the nation to institute team teaching, an approach which has been highly successful and continues to serve as a model for other districts.

Nelson Iocolano, Principal, can be reached at 801-7510.



Principal's Message

Nelson Iocolano
(516) 801-7510

Dear Finley Middle School Community,

I hope this letter finds you enjoying these last days of summer and I hope that your summer was full of fun, time with friends and family, and that you are as excited to start a new year as we are.  It is my goal to continue to do my part in fostering the sense of community that was felt last year here at Finley.  I hope that those of you who are returning to Finley will join me in welcoming our incoming 6th Graders and others who may be new to our school community. It is important that we communicate our values to our new family members that at Finley, respect for all, treating others the way we wish to be treated, and maximizing our potential, are paramount.

Over the last week or so I have had conversations with several parents regarding the recently released NYS ELA and Math scores; we share your concerns.  As a faculty, we will be working diligently to review our testing data and collaborate on ensuring that we meet the individual needs of our students.  I look forward to sharing much of what we will be doing in this area with parents regularly as the year progresses.

In an effort to more effectively serve our students we will be restructuring our guidance counselor case load, as well as the case load of students our two assistant principals will be managing. Each year guidance counselors and assistant principals will loop-up with students as they progress through the grade levels during their time with us.

 Guidance Counselor
 Students in All Grades (By last name)
 Kristen Muratore (ext. 7572)  A to Fi
 Juan Molina (ext. 7574)  Fl to M
 Gus Sirakis (ext. 7573)  N to Z
 Assistant Principal
 Students in All Grades (By last name)
 Lawrence Carroll (ext. 7515)  A to  J
 Tom Pye (ext. 7570)  K to Z

I am very much looking forward to this coming school year and I am excited for the opportunity to help prepare our students for success and life beyond middle school.  As always, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.  

I also invite you to routinely visit this webpage, where we will regularly post important information. Be sure to check out the link where anyone can anonymously report bullying and/or harassment.

Nelson Iocolano


Saturday, Feb 28, 2015

Robert M. Finley Middle
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2014-2015 Student Handbook

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Middle School Honor Roll Criterion

The criterion for making Honor Roll is a minimum grade of 80 in each class as well as an overall average between 84.5 and 89.4. For High Honor Roll (Principal’s Academic Award), a student must receive a minimum grade of 80 in each class as well as an overall average above an 89.5.

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