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Kent Primary School

Public | K-4 | 468 students

 

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Posted August 23, 2011

Overall this is a good school. Unfortunately, unless your child has an IEP, they do very little to provide extra help. They also have nothing for gifted and talented students. It is a middle class community with very high taxes and the teachers are paid handsomely but with the current economy services to STUDENTS have been slaughtered while teachers still get raises. The priorites are skewed. Having said that I will also note that many of the teachers I have dealt with are very good and inspire kids. The bad teachers are not held accountable and the good teachers are not rewarded. The shcool district has cut so much that the kids are just getting a basic education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2009

Both my son and daughter go there its a excellent school i think it is the best school all of the teachers are excellent they do not have inappropriate stuff like some schools have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2005

great school both my kids went there
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Posted August 4, 2003

Both my daughter and son attended KPS. All but one teacher were terrific. This school has an amazing Multi-age program for first and second graders. I enrolled my daughter into the program and didn't know what I had lost until I decided not to enroll my son. The science fairs and level of learning in the Multi-age was very impressive. On my day to volunteer I walked in to find both 1st and 2nd grade teachers seperating meal worms into individual cups for the kids... by hand. Yuck! Talk about dedication. The program is so creative and imaginative. I didn't enroll my son because I wanted him to move to the Kent Elementary School for second grade, because it would be easier with his sister there. I hear the KES has a great second grade teachers. The only complaint I have had is my daughter has dificulties learning. Even though the teachers and support staff were great, it is hard to get help for your child if they do not qualify with the special board of educations level of learning disabled. I found it necessary to have my daughter tutored, which was very expensive. The school taxes in this area are very high also. But the school teaches a No Bullying Policy, and the principle is a doll. The gym teacher stands at the doorway each morning greeting and high five-ing the students no matter what the weather. I'd recommend this school to anyone with kids. They encourage parental involvement and I advise you to do this. It helps to keep connected to your kids and makes them feel so special!
—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.

Grade level

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 32% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
72%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%
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 70% 48%
Hispanic 1 24% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 2% 9%
Two or more races 1 2% 1%
Black 2 1% 19%
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 14%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 224%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 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 25%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. JOAN PINKERTON

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Carmel, NY 10512
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