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Bedford Hills Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 312 students

 

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Posted March 16, 2014

My 2nd grader loves BHES! He went to K and 1st grade at MKES he did very well and liked it. We just moved to Bedford Hills over the summer and he began the 2nd grade at BHES. My son said, "Bedford Hills is much better than Mount Kisco!" I think that the intimate community feeling of a smaller school(BHES) is absloutely the reason why he believes that BHES is "better". I am not saying that MKES is a bad school at all! I loved MKES as well. I just think that the larger population is intimidating and less inviting than that of a smaller school. Especially for children in elementary school. I also love all of the activities that are provided for children. There are tons of after school programs, fund-raisers, community events, science fairs and talent shows as well as great field trips and educational guests. Although it is sad that we have to think about our children's saftey in school nowadays, I must say that the security is fantastic. I am confident that my son is safe and being well taken care of each day I send him to BHES. Overall, I am beyond pleased with BHES and it's staff. I know my son has the oppertunity to learn, grow and flourish in this school enviroment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2013

Both of my sons attend BHES, there is a true sense of inclusiveness within the school community, Parents are involved, Class size are small, teachers are supportive of our children. Outside the classroom, the extra curricular activities are enjoyable. My sons are having a great experience at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

They truly care about the children and strive to help them achieve their potential
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2009

My son is now in Fox Lane High School and my daughter is in 5th grade there. I am very pleased with BHES. They have all sorts of activities. It is a very good school with excellant teachers and a wonderful principle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2007

BHES is a quality school that starts with a dedicated staff, continues with active parents and finishes with an outstanding academic program for its students.
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted September 9, 2006

My children had an excellent experience in this school and were well prepared for middle and high school. School size is small and there is plenty of personal attention. Parents are very involved and there is after and before school programming in the building.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2006

Great school for kids; Good academic program
—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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
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 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

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
80%
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 Students47%
Female44%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant47%

Math

All Students38%
Female36%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population43%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant38%
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%
Female44%
Male27%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population40%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%

Math

All Students40%
Female28%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population44%
English language learners7%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%

Science

All Students91%
Female88%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population96%
English language learners78%
Proficient in English95%
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 Students36%
Female36%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population39%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%

Math

All Students53%
Female50%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
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 1 55% 48%
Hispanic 1 35% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 4% 9%
Black 2 4% 19%
Two or more races 2 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 222%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 126%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 6%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 29%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Teacher aid/assistant teacher
School social worker/counselors(s)
School psychologist
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Music teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Gardening teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Art teacher(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Outdoor learning lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MR. ZBYNEK GOLD

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

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123 Babbitt Rd
Bedford Hills, NY 10507
Phone: (914) 666-2708

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