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Thomas Jefferson Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 312 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2011:
Based on 6 ratings

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Posted June 25, 2011

Ugh...I am discusted..just discusted at this school. Please do not send your child here NO MATTER WHAT. The childeren are cliquey, the parents are cliquey and not to mention the HORRIBLE teachers. Oh dont even get me started on them. They are unpatient with the kids that need extra help in certain subjects and yell at the kids, not caring about the MAJOR bullying in the 4th and 5th grade. I just had my 5th grader graduate from here and she was miserable this whole year! We will not send our preschooler here next year. The only teachers that are nice are the 2nd and 4th grade!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2011

To the person who was asking if city of buffalo kids could attend, to answer your question, Jefferson is no where near the city of buffalo it is located in tonawanda, far from city of buffalo! It is in the kenton school distract.


Posted April 30, 2011

So are Buffalo kids able to attend this school? It is located in the city of Buffalo but says it serves Kon-Ton students?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2011

for the most part jefferson has good points and bad points, just like anywhere. commenting on the 2011 notes -- i think the parents are the worst than the kids when it comes to cliques and bullies. depending on the teacher again there are very good ones and bad ones. if a child has a learning problem i would definitely stay away from the neuro psych lady--she is a cookie cutter of all cookie cutters. make sure you are very educated about any problems, issues regarding your child and do not back down to your gut feeling. Mr liacata (sp)is one of the best. we have had a good experience but the school is starting to fall among the top schools in the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2011

Not happy, the teachers arent friendly but a couple, the kids are cliquey, bullies. The teachers have no control over the kids and yell and think that is the answer. I dont suggest this school if your child is sensitive. It looks like a sweet school but the 5th grade is tough.


Posted February 11, 2011

well, there are goods and bads, the gym at jefferson has heart rate monitors!!!! Ridicolous!!!!!! Jefferson has kids from age 4 to 11 and using heart rate monitors on the fifth graders is totally ridicolous...the kids are mean and cliquey...only a couple kids that are nice....teachers dont enjoy helping the kids, makes the kids nervous. Some teachers are VERY nice, some even have pets! The 4th grade at Jefferson is great!! 2nd grade too!


Posted July 21, 2005

My son went to Thomas Jefferson Elementary for K-2nd grade. We loved the school. Teachers were attentive, bright and caring. The principal was wonderful. We enjoyed going into the classrooms and observing the daily activities. My son was involved in the yearly talent shows and it was the hightlight of the year. I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2004

We have a 2nd grader at Thomas Jefferson. This is a great school! We've been there 3 years. The teachers and staff have all been very professional and helpful.The principal knows the children by name. The class sizes were just right. The teachers are very involved. My son has a very dedicated teacher, again! We look forward to our other children continuing their education at this excellent school!
—Submitted by a parent


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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 31% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
74%

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. 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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2011.

43 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
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. 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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
75%

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. 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 48%
Hispanic 5% 23%
Black 4% 19%
Two or more races 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 9%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 1%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28%N/A43%
Source: 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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Buffalo, NY 14223
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