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Lorraine Elementary School

Public | PK-8 | 597 students

 

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Posted January 14, 2014

As for the entire school I can't speak. As for my son's teacher's (mind you he has a Gen Ed teacher, a Special Ed teacher, and an aide usually) at Lorraine, not so great with this. I request a behavior related note come home daily for him which his special Ed teacher does do every day. But she often sends him home with a red day (bad) (go by street light colors), with notes like, he wouldn't sit still at circle time, or talking about his incessant moving. Well hello, that is his problem area. I understand that he needs to learn these are things he needs to try to curb but I don't feel I should be reprimanding him at home for a bad day when its something he has a problem beyond just his control. I have asked them to use a wedge, they say it doesn't do anything. They offer him a chair to sit on which is great as an option, but sitting is his problem. I have given them a theraband (since they said the school couldn't provide one since he doesn't get OT anymore) and they say its more of a distraction. They used both of these things at his preschool and said they helped him a lot. I feel like this school/class teachers are not putting forth the effort to help him succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2013

I think that the principal (which is named by the website) Mr. Miklas is doing a very good job of trying to create a Great school. Kudos go out to him. I just don't feel he has as much support as he needs to fully accomplish that goal right away. One day my son may return, but at this time I am probably switching him for next year. This is due to various things: From the busses (which is a separate issue), to the lunches never being what is on the menu; to no one walking the little kids to their busses; to his class being so large; to his Gen Ed teacher not really seeming to care about her students; to his Spec. Ed teacher seeming to go back & forth between caring and professional to not so much; to not getting a call at work (only a vm on cell) about my son throwing up at school (when they have 3 numbers available to contact); to the nurse/nurse's secretary not being very nice nor accommodating to my son when he broke out in hives; to the main office staff not being friendly or personable; to Art on a Cart & Music on a Cart (this is so upsetting to me because children are not getting anything close to the full effect of these classes); etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2009

I am not only a proud parent of a Lorraine Elementary student, but I am also a teacher that knows what to look for in a good school. I wouldn't send my kids anywhere else. The staff is dedicated to children, accessible to parents, and professional. This school is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2009

One of the best kept secrets in buffalo. Scores are misleading because of large number of special classes. Dynamic principal and staff.


Posted September 21, 2008

Good school, but it needs academically advanced classes for students that 'get it' and have to wait for the others to catch up. We have a lot a bright students that would benefit tremendously with advanced classes
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2005

I think lorraine is a great school the teacher and princapal is great I wouldn't send my kid any where else my husband and I discussed moving so are children could go to a better school until we found lorraine now I wouldn't take my daughter outif you paid me I only wish they would have some after school study programs
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2005

I like the school as far as the academic programs they offer. However there student to teacher ratio of 25:1 is to high for me.
—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.

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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 32% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
61%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
14%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
14%

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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 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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
12%

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
7%

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
37%
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 29% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
12%

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
40%
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 29% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
7%

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
6%

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
36%
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 36% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
8%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
31%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
3%

2013

 
 
1%

2012

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 1 62% 48%
Black 2 23% 19%
Hispanic 2 10% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 2% 9%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 21%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 181%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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 36%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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  • MR. TODD MIKLAS

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71 Lorraine St
Buffalo, NY 14220
Phone: (716) 816-4809

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