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Allegany Limestone Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 562 students

 

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Posted December 15, 2009

This is the best school my son has been to. It has great education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2007

Have to agree with most reviews in the sense that most of the teachers have been great, but there's a major lack of team atmosphere. The principal does not seem to have much of a relationship with the staff. Lack of staff involvement with parent activities like PTO is a dissappointment. I was told this was the best school in the area, but that attitude has made Allegany think they can't improve the existing situation. New families are not welcomed for a tour of the school like in other schools we have been to. Principal needs to follow up, especially when there are problems, she seems to avoid them! If you are new to the area, don't believe the hype.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2007

Great School - BUT - The principal is a 'Here and now' person. Don't walk away from her when asking something. The teacher and PTO relationship is not present for the most part.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2006

Wonderfully organized character education program, structured school environment which promotes respect and responsibility. Excellent teachers in K and 1st grade to teach phonics skills and basic reading skills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2005

Nice school atmosphere, but it seems you really have to watch out which teacher you get. They have a policy of not allowing teacher requests, but you can refuse a teacher. It seems the teachers whose jobs are secure are uncontrollable. Also very little teacher involvement in things such as PTO and other family related activities. Very nice new facility. Not as great as everyone made it out to be!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2004

This is the best school in the world! The principal is very active with the children, and everything is perfect. Unfortunetly I moved away and am now living in New Jersey and I miss New York and its school system very much. I am a year ahead of my class thanks to the excellent quality and teaching skills of the AES. I wish that I could move back.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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 31% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
66%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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 31% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
64%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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

All Students34%
Female44%
Male24%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English34%
Non-migrant34%

Math

All Students48%
Female41%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Non-migrant48%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students24%
Female28%
Male22%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities0%
General population28%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English24%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant24%

Math

All Students36%
Female43%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities9%
General population40%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%

Science

All Students91%
Female95%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities64%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students37%
Female51%
Male25%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities6%
General population43%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English37%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%

Math

All Students32%
Female36%
Male27%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White28%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities6%
General population36%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

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
White 2 93% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 3% 9%
Two or more races 2 2% 1%
Black 1 1% 19%
Hispanic 1 1% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 0%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 227%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 2%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 11%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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  • David Taylor

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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120 Maple Ave
Allegany, NY 14706
Phone: (716) 375-6600

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