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Public | PK-6 | 756 students

 

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Posted August 4, 2013

Our school serves the children of the world. With 32 languages spoken and most continents represented, we truly are an International School. My students come from Somalia, Egypt, Yemen and Thailand to name a few. Some of our students have never been to school in their own countries nor are they literate in their first languages. As a 3rd grade teacher I have 1 year to prepare my kids for the state ELA exam and literally hours for the math exam, if they arrive late in the year. Our children work harder than others and their families are incredibly dedicated to the education of their children. The parents of our students are supportive of their children and the teachers that are hoping to instill vast knowledge and values into their youngsters. As educators, we are friends, we are family but mostly we are nurturers to our kids and each other. We need more books and instructional videos and online support to succeed in making our students successful. We need appropriate clothing to make our families comfortable during all of our violent seasons. We are a determined and dedicated staff and want the best for our children.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 16, 2009

Great School! Just remodeled, everything up to date, You sense the excitement and enthusiasm from everyone upon entering the building. The International School BPS #45 is exactly what the name states with over 30 different countries represented the students and faculty are working toward one goal, a quality education.
—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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
30%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
30%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
21%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
18%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
15%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
23%
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 Students11%
Female18%
Male4%
African American3%
Asian/Pacific Islander18%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White7%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities8%
General population11%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English23%
Non-migrant11%

Math

All Students8%
Female13%
Male4%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islander10%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White27%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population9%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English18%
Non-migrant8%
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 Students5%
Female6%
Male4%
African American3%
Asian/Pacific Islander4%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population5%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English10%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant5%

Math

All Students16%
Female9%
Male23%
African American12%
Asian/Pacific Islander17%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population17%
English language learners2%
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant16%

Science

All Students68%
Female58%
Male79%
African American81%
Asian/Pacific Islander57%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population68%
English language learners48%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
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 Students9%
Female14%
Male3%
African American10%
Asian/Pacific Islander9%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White12%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population10%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English19%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant9%

Math

All Students14%
Female18%
Male9%
African American9%
Asian/Pacific Islander17%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White16%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population15%
English language learners6%
Proficient in English24%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant14%
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 Students11%
Female15%
Male7%
African American3%
Asian/Pacific Islander6%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White19%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population11%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English18%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant11%

Math

All Students24%
Female18%
Male30%
African American16%
Asian/Pacific Islander25%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White28%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population26%
English language learners4%
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 39% 9%
Black 2 34% 19%
White 2 17% 48%
Hispanic 1 8% 23%
Two or more races 2 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 256%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 292%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 7%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 24%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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