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Goldie Maple Academy

Public | PK-8 | 551 students

 

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Posted November 13, 2013

This school is horrible. My son started prek had about 4 different teachers. They are sloppy disorganized and the principal is mean disrespectful toward parents. Stay away from this school. They don't even give them any HW. Horrible school. My son will always throw up and they will never tell me I would only find out because my son will tell me later on. This school needs to be evaluated and have those in charged removed!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2013

Different people have different experiences but GMA is a great school in my opinion. I'm a father of a 6 year old boy that attends the school and I stay on him about his work. I love the fact that he reads so well. When he's around others kids his age and older when it comes to reading and writing he is way ahead of them. I also like the fact that they challenge the kids to be better. At first I was thinking whoa this is a lot of homework for him but now it's the norm. I very proud of my son's development under GMC.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2012

My daughter currently attends GMA, second grade, and we both throughly enjoy the school. I strongly support what they are trying to do academically. My daughter has an excellent teacher. She is supportive and openly communicates what is going in. I look forward to the rest of the year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2012

Golden Maple NEEDS Administrative TRAINING. Their administrative staff are the WORST I've ever come across, I repeat Worst. Its as if they are forced to come to work. My daughter was admitted into the school and after 1 year I had to withdraw her OUT FAST! She attends a different school and Believe it or NOT I see BIG and POSITIVE change in her and around the NEW SCHOOL environment. The department of Education need to intervene in schools like this because it needs help PROFESSIONALLY, STAFF UNDERSTANDING OF PARENT INVOLVEMENT AND SATISFACTION and INTEGRITY OF THE SCHOOL.


Posted September 21, 2011

My daughter has been attending GMA since PreK, currently in 5th grade excellent State test results. The faculty is great, the principal knows each child by name and she's always in her blue and white uniform. It's very easy these days for disgruntled parents to give a school a bad review. These are parents that you will never see at the PTA meetings, attend any workshop organized by the school or contribute positively towards the growth of the school. The principal is not a push over, very strict and wont tolerate any nonsense from a parent, and that is who we need. If we don't want this school to go back to the days of Cardozzo (when the school used to be one of the worst middle schools)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2011

Iam a student that atends goldie maple and goldie maple is one of the most fantastic schools in the barrow. I am in the 6th grade and we learn fantasticly and the teachers are fantastic. when you have a promblem with something and you adress a staff they take there time to help and they help you right. YOU SHOULD COME TO THIS SCHOOL IT IS FUN. You would really learn something and when the teachers teach you , you understand what they are talking about and won't hve come home not knowing what you have to do . we treate people like family . SO YOU CAN COME.


Posted April 30, 2011

GMA had the opportunity as a new school to get it right. Unfortunately, they haven't been able to accomplish this. My expericence with the teachers has been 50-50. I agree with the parent who stated it is the deficit of strong, professional leadership that has failed this. Having always approached the administration in a respectful manner, I was surprised at how condescending the leadership was. They need improved administration and to get rid of people acting in this capacity who are not qualified. Academically, it is decent. I believe it could be better . More focus on needed on the critical thinking development and the math program is weak. It jumps around too much not allowing the children to develop a solid base in a single content area before on to a different topic. You don't have to be an educator to know what happens when you don't develop a solid foundation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

It offers a good balance of academics and extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2010

this school is very structured- educationally and behavorial wise!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

I am pleased with Goldie Maple Academy. This institution has the structure that is lacking in many other schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

This school is not what they pretnding it was going to be . It is the wrost of this area. We do need change but not that change. No good.I really do not know what is going in the principal's head in that school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2009

This school was a bad choice. Administration needs to work on their manners. The teachers are ok, but do not have a real connection with the students. I am glad I took my child out. This school is not worth it. It was worth a short trip on the cold winter days. Well you live and learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2009

This school is the worst. The children are not their primary concern no matter how thy sugar coat it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2009

The Leadership in the school is very poor & unprofessional. This starts from the principal then down to the teachers. If the leadership is unprofessional to the parents can you imagine our Children. The principal is suppose to be a great leader & know how to communicate this is not the case. This is unfair to the students & parents. This school needs to have someone come to monitor the leadership behavior with Parents & students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2008

The staff at this school are like pets. They cannot speak or contact a parewnt without the approval of the principal. At the same time the parent coordinator does what work there other than planning family bowling night. She and the staff at this school is very disrespectful and very unorganize. I agree when parents say this has a a big change and not for the better. I am a parent of this school for 3y and i have not seen any improvements. They are more concerned about kids wearing their uniforms than there education and behavioral problems. My childs so called had a behavioral problem since sept. but didn't tell me until open school day of the following year. remind you he is only in pre k. So they had months to either call or write a letter to inform me of his problem. Don't come to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2008

I son was transfer to this school in the fall from a Magnet School. His reading and math skills have approved so much since he started attending there. There teachers are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2008

I strongly disagree with the last parent review. I have two sons attending this school for over three years and I find the staff to be exceptional. My kids are on top of their game and whenever they are not I am notified with a phone call and letter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

This school has a poor turnover rate for teachers and at times very unprofessional. There is no open school evening for parents that cannot take off work during the daytime. I have a child attending the school now and I'm looking to take her out immediately, I think her teacher is not fully qualified and the schools principal is not taking the children's academics as first priority. I had a meeting with my child's teacher, by appointment, the teacher had no documentation, running records, test scores, notes, nothing to show me and back up her comments, and the principal was present for half of the meeting, so I take it she found her teachers unorganized approach to meeting a parent acceptable. I would not recommend this school.
—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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
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 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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
14%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
11%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
57%
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 29% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
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 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 29% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
10%

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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 36% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%
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

In 2009-2010, this school was given a grade of "C" for the elementary and middle school level.

About the tests


Progress Report Grades measure the school's contribution to student learning in three areas: School Environment, Student Performance and Student Progress. Schools can receive additional credit for achieving exemplary performance progress among high-needs students. Progress Report Grades range from A to F.

Source: New York City Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 2 74% 19%
Hispanic 2 19% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 3% 9%
White 2 3% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 20%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 275%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 42%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
The NYC Department of Education asked parents, teachers and students about their school's learning environment. Results provide insight into school climate, such as whether the school is academically rigorous, safe, communicative and collaborative. Learn more

The information captured by the survey is designed to support a dialogue among all members of the school community about how to make the school a better place to learn. An overall category score is calculated for each respondent group (parents, teachers, or students) by averaging the scores of the questions within that survey category.

Category scores for each of the respondent groups are then combined to form overall category scores. Alongside the results for each school are the aggregated results across all NYC public schools, which are provided as a basis for comparisons.

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Based on 606 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
8.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.0
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

This score measures whether parents, students and teachers feel that the school provides information about the school's educational goals and offers appropriate feedback on each student's learning outcome.

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This school
8.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
7.8
 
Strong parent, teacher and student engagementWhat's this?

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This school
8.3
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

This score measures how well parents, students and teachers feel that the school develops rigorous and meaningful academic goals that encourage students to do their best.

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This school
8.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
9.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents478100%
Students106100%
Teachers2254%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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