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Delaware Community School

Public | PK-5 | 438 students

 

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Posted August 8, 2012

I am a grandparent to a child that is extremely ADHD. Before enrolling my grandson into Delaware community his elementary school allowed him to 'call the shots.' He wasn't a bad student - he was just given so much freedom to walk out of class or do whatever he wanted... and his grades suffered. He hated reading; he wouldn't even read comic books. Delaware community school has given him the stability that he has needed to succeed. The rules don't vary for the students - and as a grandparent of a child that needs a firm schedule, guidance, support... I really appreciate Delaware community school. My grandson has learned that he can be equal to all of his classmates. And most impressive of all - my son is reading. Not JUST reading, but enjoying to read... I never thought he would even attempt to read. He reads on his own and I love it. Hats off to the staff for everything they do to provide the stable, caring, supportive and firm enviornment to these children. I can't say enough good things - honestly. You just can't go wrong with this school. my grandson works hard,and stays focused... enough said!Summer vacation is almost over and he's asking how soon before school?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2012

This little neighborhood school is very full. The Dual Language program draws city wide (English / Spanish). Great long standing garden club, multi gradereading buddies, peer safety patrol, new positive behavior initiative highlighting Be safe, Be respectful and Be responsible instead of don't do this and don't do that! Very diverse population and high free/reduced lunch, but not uncommon for urban school. Many after school enrichment programs, tutoring and some of the best teachers in the area!
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Posted October 25, 2011

We've been very impressed with the school's english/spanish bi-lingual education program (called the Dual Language (DL) Program). 1/2 the class are native Spanish speakers and half are native English speakers. 3 days are all in Spanish and 2 days are all in English. The principle is very proud of this program, as are the DL teachers. Because it is a competative program, the parents whose kids are in the DL program are very invested in their children's education. The only problem in my view is that there are so few spots and such high demand. It also seems that the Albany County school district is continually threatening to end this program which would be one of the saddest developments in our school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

This school is wonderful for children and families that want/need a bilingual experience.


Posted September 8, 2009

There is an immersion English/Spanish program housed here that enriches the entire school community. New building and playground are very nice, but it's getting a little crowded with the addition of PreK classes that were not planned for.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 32% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
11%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
34%
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for 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 33% in 2014.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
12%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
9%

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for 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 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
9%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
11%

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
50%
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 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 2 43% 19%
Hispanic 2 30% 23%
White 1 17% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 8% 9%
Two or more races 2 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 216%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 176%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

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

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 13%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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  • Thomas Giglio

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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43 Bertha St
Albany, NY 12209
Phone: (518) 475-6750

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