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Pine Hills Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 340 students

 

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Posted November 3, 2010

This school does not only have great teachers who care about their students, but you also have a PTA that also does a lot for the students of Pine Hills Elementary. Just in the last month we had a ice cream social, harvest fest, meet the teacher, pot luck dinner, and there are a wide variety of after school programs, including arts and crafts, cooking, homework club, dance, and there are many more. You will love it at Pine Hills Elementary School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2008

i rate pine hills a 4...the teachers are very good...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2005

My daughter went to through Pre-K & Kindergarten. The teachers were absolutely wonderful and the staff as a whole were great to our kids and taught the kids not only academics, but life skills,manners & respect for others. Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2005

A good school though the building is too old and due for renovation.
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Posted February 8, 2005

My daughter started in pre-k at this school and I love it. The teachers work in cohesion and the transition from grade to grade is very smooth. my daughter has learned so much. Unfortunately we are moving out of NY, but I strongly approve of the school and its principal who is always available to the parents, children & teachers. She keeps everyone together. The only thing that I have a problem with is the lack of parking to pick up children, but they are about to renovate. Great School!
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
53%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math. 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.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2011.

53 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math. 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.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
41%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math. 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.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
31%
Math

The state average for Math was 31% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
43%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math. 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.

Source: New York State Education Department

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 55% 19%
White 19% 48%
Hispanic 14% 23%
Asian 9% 9%
Two or more races 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 9%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 4%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 7%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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  • Vibetta Sanders

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