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Enterprise Charter School

Charter | K-8 | 403 students

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $63,300. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $730.

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Posted September 27, 2012

ECS is an amazing school! The school prides itself on "engaging young minds through projects and partnerships", and it is a mission that is holds true in every aspect!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 27, 2012

The teachers have respect for us students, and try to guide us on the right path.


Posted September 27, 2012

Enterprise charter school is awesome! My daughter started kindergarten this year and comes home every night with great stories about her teacher and all her new friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2010

Enterprise is a great school. I am very pleased with my child's progress through the years. My son is an honor roll student & has been able to experience a lot @ Enterprise such as band, field trips, many after school activities & much more.. He has done them all. This school really gives city children a wonderful experience with no cost. My son like's to go to school early & stay late. The staff is very welcoming!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

I took my girls out of Charter school here in Lackawanna to enrolled them in Enterprise because they have so much to offer their students. My children actually look forward to going to school. The festivals they have along with a whole bunch of afterschool activities (my girls are in Girl Scouts) are wonderful. The staff treats you more like family. The Color syatem gives the kids something to work for (All blue celebration at the end of the month) and Fun Friday if they Get all blues or green for that week. They are more of a hands on school. They try to get the children out to see what they are learing. My girls have already been on 1 field trip and there are more in the future. They have an excellent summer program also. The kids went to bever Island this Year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2008

Enterprise Charter School is a wonderful home for children. It has a safe and caring atmosphere. I love teaching here because I get to see smiling students all day!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 10, 2007

Just to clarify. 'Fun Friday' - approximately the last 20 minutes of each Friday- is a behavioral reward for those students who have demonstrated exemplary behavior throughout the week. It is based on a behavior system that is used schoolwide and that aims to teach students that there are consequences to the choices they make. Given that our students have a longer school day- and work a great deal during that day- it is time well earned.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 15, 2007

I hate this school the reason why the school does bad is because they do not have any support classes like academic help classes instead they have something called fun friday where they play at the end of every friday which i find a waste of time
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2006

As a parent of two children at Enterprise Charter School, for the past 3 plus years, I have nothing but great opinions of it. The teachers are highly qualified and all staff treats the children like family. All children k-11 recieve music, art, P.E., spanish,and technology. They also have an extended day which allows for a period of enrichment or remediation. They welcome parents at any time and have an amazing discipline program.
—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 32% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
20%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
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 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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
14%

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
28%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
7%

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
4%

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
58%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
15%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
42%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
25%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
7%

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
57%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
13%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
3%

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%
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
Black 1 57% 19%
Hispanic 1 37% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 3% 9%
White 2 2% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 151%N/A49%
Male 149%N/A51%
Limited English proficient 211%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 197%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 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 6%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. HEATHER LYON
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  • (716) 855-2967

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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