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Blasdell Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 507 students

 

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Posted December 7, 2008

I will be student teaching at this school soon and I love it. I would definitely place my child in this school, it's one of the best schools out there. The teachers are excellent and the principle is phenomenal. The community is a down to earth, friendly blue collar town. The school is child-centered and bursting with creativity and hands on learning. They have speech, PT/OT, and ESL programs. The art teachers and music teachers are fabulous. Their reading program is wonderful, and it gears children to read. I cannot explain enough how this is a fantastic school. There diversity of the student body is growing, and all cultures are learned about in school (example: in art the children did Chinese characters). The teachers and parents seem dedicated (at least to me) and I believe the school's 6 will rise (poorest school in district).
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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

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
68%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
76%
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
White 2 90% 48%
Hispanic 1 5% 23%
Two or more races 1 3% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 1% 9%
Black 2 1% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 13%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 141%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 5%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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  • MS. LINDA DANSA

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3780 S Park Ave
Blasdell, NY 14219
Phone: (716) 926-1750

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