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Niskayuna Central School District

GreatSchools Rating: 9 out of 10. GreatSchools Ratings are based on test results. 10 is best.
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1239 Van Antwerp Rd
Schenectady, NY 12309
Schenectady County
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PH: (518) 377-4666

  • Grades K-12
  • 4060 students
  • 8 schools

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 New York State Assessments

Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 3

English Language Arts
 51% (2013)
 80% (2012)
 77% (2011)
The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

Math
 53% (2013)
 85% (2012)
 81% (2011)
The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

Source: NYSED, 2012-2013

Grade 4

Science
 98% (2013)
 97% (2011)
The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

English Language Arts
 56% (2013)
 80% (2012)
 76% (2011)
The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2013.

Math
 61% (2013)
 86% (2012)
 80% (2011)
The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

Source: NYSED, 2012-2013

Grade 5

English Language Arts
 54% (2013)
 79% (2012)
 72% (2011)
The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

Math
 51% (2013)
 84% (2012)
 80% (2011)
The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

Source: NYSED, 2012-2013

Grade 6

English Language Arts
 60% (2013)
 78% (2012)
 78% (2011)
The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2013.

Math
 52% (2013)
 80% (2012)
 80% (2011)
The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

Source: NYSED, 2012-2013

Grade 7

English Language Arts
 57% (2013)
 77% (2012)
 74% (2011)
The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

Math
 51% (2013)
 88% (2012)
 87% (2011)
The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

Source: NYSED, 2012-2013

Grade 8

Science
 92% (2013)
 94% (2011)
The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

English Language Arts
 60% (2013)
 77% (2012)
 72% (2011)
The state average for English Language Arts was 33% in 2013.

Math
 51% (2013)
 86% (2012)
 86% (2011)
The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

Source: NYSED, 2012-2013

About the Tests

  • In 2010-2011 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science.
  • The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles.
  • The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York.
  • The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Testing in New York: An Overview

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 New York State Assessments by Subgroup

Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 3
English Language ArtsThis District
All Students51%
Female60%
Male44%
African American34%
Asian/Pacific Islander58%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities12%
General population55%

MathThis District
All Students53%
Female55%
Male50%
African American27%
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Students with disabilities11%
General population58%
Proficient in English52%
Source: NYSED, 2012-2013

Grade 4
ScienceThis District
All Students98%
Female97%
Male98%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities72%
General population99%

English Language ArtsThis District
All Students56%
Female61%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities8%
General population60%

MathThis District
All Students61%
Female59%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander81%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities12%
General population64%
Source: NYSED, 2012-2013

Grade 5
English Language ArtsThis District
All Students54%
Female61%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities8%
General population61%
Non-migrant54%

MathThis District
All Students51%
Female50%
Male51%
African American8%
Asian/Pacific Islander76%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities9%
General population55%
Non-migrant51%
Source: NYSED, 2012-2013

Grade 6
English Language ArtsThis District
All Students60%
Female69%
Male50%
African American28%
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities6%
General population66%
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant60%

MathThis District
All Students52%
Female53%
Male51%
African American22%
Asian/Pacific Islander62%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities6%
General population57%
Proficient in English52%
Non-migrant52%
Source: NYSED, 2012-2013

Grade 7
English Language ArtsThis District
All Students57%
Female64%
Male50%
African American14%
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities12%
General population62%
Non-migrant57%

MathThis District
All Students51%
Female51%
Male51%
African American13%
Asian/Pacific Islander65%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities0%
General population57%
Non-migrant51%
Source: NYSED, 2012-2013

Grade 8
ScienceThis District
All Students92%
Female95%
Male90%
African American84%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities50%
General population96%
Non-migrant92%

English Language ArtsThis District
All Students60%
Female66%
Male54%
African American46%
Asian/Pacific Islander74%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities3%
General population66%
Non-migrant60%

MathThis District
All Students51%
Female53%
Male47%
African American30%
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities10%
General population54%
Non-migrant51%
Source: NYSED, 2012-2013

About the Tests

  • In 2010-2011 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science.
  • The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles.
  • The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York.
  • The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Testing in New York: An Overview

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 New York State Regents Exams

 
Scale: % passing

Algebra II/Trigonometry
 85% (2013)
 83% (2012)
 91% (2011)
 89% (2010)
The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

Mathematics A
 91% (2009)
 99% (2008)
 99% (2007)
The state average for Mathematics A was 61% in 2009.

Mathematics B
 85% (2010)
 83% (2009)
 83% (2008)
 85% (2007)
The state average for Mathematics B was 61% in 2010.

English
 97% (2013)
 96% (2012)
 98% (2011)
 93% (2010)
 96% (2009)
 97% (2008)
 96% (2007)
The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

Living Environment
 98% (2013)
 97% (2012)
 99% (2011)
 99% (2010)
 98% (2009)
 98% (2008)
 98% (2007)
The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

Physics
 90% (2013)
 84% (2012)
 85% (2011)
 77% (2010)
 64% (2009)
 72% (2008)
 70% (2007)
The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

Chemistry
 94% (2013)
 92% (2012)
 94% (2011)
 88% (2010)
 85% (2009)
 83% (2008)
 83% (2007)
The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

Earth Science
 91% (2013)
 86% (2012)
 88% (2011)
 87% (2010)
 94% (2009)
 86% (2008)
 87% (2007)
The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

Integrated Algebra
 96% (2013)
 98% (2012)
 97% (2011)
 97% (2010)
 97% (2009)
 100% (2008)
The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

Global History and Geography
 86% (2013)
 88% (2012)
 89% (2011)
 95% (2010)
 93% (2009)
 91% (2008)
The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

U.S. History and Government
 95% (2013)
 97% (2012)
 96% (2011)
 95% (2010)
 96% (2009)
 99% (2008)
The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

French
 100% (2011)
The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

Italian
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

Spanish
 100% (2011)
The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

Geometry
 97% (2013)
 96% (2012)
 99% (2011)
 99% (2010)
The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

Source: NYSED, 2012-2013

 
About the Tests

  • In 2010-2011 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in english language arts, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics and several foreign languages.
  • The results for english language arts, math, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics, global history and geography, US history and government, french, italian, and spanish are displayed in GreatSchools profiles.
  • Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate.
  • Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education).
  • The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

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 New York State Regents Exams by Subgroup

 
Scale: % passing


Algebra II/TrigonometryThis District
All Students85%
Female84%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander97%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant85%

EnglishThis District
All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander101%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities72%
General population99%
Non-migrant97%

Living EnvironmentThis District
All Students98%
Female98%
Male99%
African American88%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities83%
General population100%
Non-migrant98%

PhysicsThis District
All Students90%
Female96%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander78%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant90%

ChemistryThis District
All Students94%
Female92%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
General population94%
Proficient in English94%
Non-migrant94%

Earth ScienceThis District
All Students91%
Female89%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities57%
General population94%
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant91%

Integrated AlgebraThis District
All Students96%
Female99%
Male95%
African American75%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities78%
General population98%
Non-migrant96%

Global History and GeographyThis District
All Students86%
Female84%
Male89%
African American65%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities49%
General population90%
Non-migrant86%

U.S. History and GovernmentThis District
All Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
African American84%
Asian/Pacific Islander98%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities57%
General population98%
Non-migrant95%

GeometryThis District
All Students97%
Female97%
Male98%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander97%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
General population98%
Proficient in English97%
Non-migrant97%
Source: NYSED, 2012-2013

 
About the Tests

  • In 2010-2011 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in english language arts, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics and several foreign languages.
  • The results for english language arts, math, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics, global history and geography, US history and government, french, italian, and spanish are displayed in GreatSchools profiles.
  • Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate.
  • Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education).
  • The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Testing in New York: An Overview

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