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Heritage Heights Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 388 students

 

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Posted June 11, 2013

This is not just a school, we are a family. You won't find teachers and administration that care more about the kids and their families. The students are taught to be educated and well rounded human beings. Our Honor Code: Respect Everyone and Everything ..... Be Safe ..... Be Caring ..... Be Ready and Make Good Choices.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2009

This school understands and tries to work with the parents and kids. I am happy that my child attends this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2008

I can't say enough about this school. My children and I miss the friendly staff and the personal care that they give to each and every person that enters through the front doors of this wonderful school. Any child that attends is treated to the best of both worlds, a fabulous daily learning experience and an environment that is like family. I continue to look for this with the school they now attend - miss Heritage big time!


Posted September 10, 2008

Heritage offers a wonderful environment with inspiring teachers. The principal and staff are all hard working and want to ensure that all the kids get the best education they can possibly get.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2008

It's a very good school. When my son entered the school on the first day, his classmate are very nice to him. So he loved it from that day although he is not very good at speaking English. I've to say 'thank you' to all the respectable teachers, stuffs and his kind classmates.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2008

I have two children in this school and love the family atmosphere that is created by parent/teacher involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2007

I am very disappointed with this school. It is not due to the teachers, but the kids coming in. Many kids are disrespectful. I would compare it to a inner-city school. I would not send my kids to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

About these ratings

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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
55%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

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, 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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
50%

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, 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 Students27%
Female28%
Male26%
African American55%
Asian/Pacific Islander20%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English33%
Non-migrant27%

Math

All Students33%
Female26%
Male42%
African American36%
Asian/Pacific Islander36%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learners25%
Proficient in English36%
Non-migrant33%
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 Students33%
Female38%
Male30%
African American20%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant33%

Math

All Students34%
Female32%
Male36%
African American9%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant34%

Science

All Students91%
Female96%
Male88%
African American82%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
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 Students13%
Female18%
Male7%
African American10%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White21%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilities0%
General population15%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English15%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant13%

Math

All Students16%
Female12%
Male20%
African American10%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population19%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English16%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant16%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 1 60% 48%
Black 2 18% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 13% 9%
Hispanic 2 8% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 1%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 218%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 159%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 14%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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  • MR. SCOTT S. WOLF

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2545 Sweet Home Rd
Amherst, NY 14228
Phone: (716) 250-1525

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