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Buchanan Verplanck Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 310 students

 

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Posted August 1, 2013

We moved to this school last year. My son was in private schools before and my son is much happier at B.V. The teachers are fantastic and my son made friends the first day. This is a GREAT SCHOOL and we are excited to be a part of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2013

I have two children who have attended this school k-5. The atmosphere is one of a team. We have three elementary schools in this district - However BV houses any student in the district with special needs. They have an excellent program and inclusive classrooms which I believe all the students benefit from. We have had great experiences with the teachers and administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2008

My children are current B-V students. After spending three years at a nyc private school they couldnt be happier. This school and villages of Buchanan and Verplanck are the best kept secret in Westchester. My third and fifth grader have 18 children in their classes. Every adult knows every child, by face and by name. It feels like a progressive lovey-dovey nyc private school. The community is quite diverse - blacks, whites, jews, south americans, asians, rich, poor, middle class, single moms, grandparents as parents, blue colar, white collar. I usually don't tell folks how I love the school, distict and town, as I am afraid more people would move in. I wouldn't change a thing. A great american school.
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Posted May 23, 2005

My children have attended many schools and by far B-V is the most caring school we've dealt with. The entire staff truly cares about the children and want the best for each child. They take the time to teach the children and help them with patience and understanding. We are extremely pleased with this school and for the first time my children love going to school! They've made many friends and they love their teachers. We've decided to buy a house in this district because we are so impressed on the way the schools are ran. I recommend this school and district 100%.
—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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
52%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
81%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
51%
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 Students20%
Female29%
Male9%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White28%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant20%

Math

All Students24%
Female25%
Male23%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant24%
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 Students34%
Female46%
Male16%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English34%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant34%

Math

All Students30%
Female30%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%

Science

All Students96%
Female96%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
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 Students15%
Female22%
Male5%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White13%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population19%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English15%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant15%

Math

All Students15%
Female19%
Male11%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White16%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population19%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English15%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant15%
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 53% 48%
Hispanic 1 32% 23%
Black 2 7% 19%
Two or more races 1 5% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 3% 9%
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 12%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 139%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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 57%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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160 Westchester Ave
Buchanan, NY 10511
Phone: (914) 257-5400

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