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Carthage Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 451 students

 

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Posted May 29, 2012

We are a military family that had moved around several times now, and with 2 children (1 being of school age) It is important to us to find a great school with teachers that are caring yet going to be strong for our child with him having ADHD. We have had that met the past two years with outstanding teachers for 2nd and 3rd grade. My only down fall is the long bus ride from post to school (30+ minutes) The bus system is awful!!! I have spoken to the bus garage and the head of transportation on numerous occasions about incidents on the bus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2012

Some of the rare staff there are welcoming and some are not. Some want to make you to drag your kids out and home school them. Others listen and focus on your children to bring them to where they need to be. I have had ups and downs with this school especially with the principal Mrs. Vail . She knows me by name for a reason. This school is an average school. Depends on what you're looking for as for an education. I would say 45% teacher , 55% at home as far whos instructing your kids. If you're a type of parent that believes the teacher should be the one teaching your child then this school isn't it! My children are always bringing work with special extra tutoring along the side. However, if we as a family didn't sit down with our kids and help them in certain areas that the teacher over looked or didn't have time. My kids would be further behind. I have noticed if it wasn't for my child(ren) behavior issues then the school never called me. However, when at the PTC there was all kinds of stuff negative about my child's grades. Why on earth didn't I get a call or at least a note? Nope, they wanted to wait til we where there in person 6 weeks too late. The buses are average
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2010

School does not care about the safety of children. The bus is a war zone, the principal, transportation director and assistant transportation director have all refused to do anything about the situation. The curriculum is far from educational, my kids have to learn everything at home since they learn nothing at school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

As a military family we move alot!! We have been in the Carthage School district for approx 6 yrs now, and both my children have attended the Elementary school. The teachers I've had experience with are respectful and fair with their students. They seem to genuinely care about their students and there well being. One of the reasons we purchased a house here is the school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

We have one of the best schools around. The staff knows all the children by there first name. Are PTO do so many great things for the children, and no child goes without.You can go in any day of the week and always see children hugging a teacher. It might be a school but there is alot of love in this little school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2009

Small town mentality, as a newcomer,I have not felt welcomed by the school at all. Can't wait to sell our house and get out of here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2008

State test scores for this school are not valid; school changes curriculum weeks before State Tests to train students on test specific materials and testing techniques. Also, school has no dicipline policy to deal with violent children. Unsafe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2007

This school is excellent!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2007

This is an absolutely fabulous school and school district. Emphasis on the well being of the students is as important to these educators as are their academic needs. Extra time and attention are given to any child needing special help or attention. I was afraid that in such a small community the level of academic excellence would be lacking, but this is not the case at all. I haven't met one teacher, staff member, or administrator that has less than the fullest regard for each and every child in their care. I have had two children in this school and am so glad they have had the opportunity to be associated with such a fine educational environment. Well done, Carthage Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2007

We've been very happy with Carthage elementary overall. Our son is in 1st grade now, and both this year and last his teachers were great and he's always happy and enjoys his day at school. The math and reading programs seem to be challenging but not overwhelming. There is homework most days, but it can be finished in just 5-15 minutes, and he enjoys doing it. I'm very happy with the teachers, library, etc., but the school isn't the most friendly to parents. Our son was in a pre-K program in Texas, and the school there was wonderful for parents--very open, really, really encouraged volunteers, etc. The school here doesn't seem to really want parents in the school. Other than that, it's great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

We moved to the US from England. This school has been fantastic in working with our daughter so that she could be brought up to speed in all subjects. Math was her weak area and the school immediately picked this up and offered her one on one help. Now she's getting high 90's and 100's, doesn't ask for math homework help anymore, and is thriving beyond our expectations. The school even took into account that her hand writing was different to what they teach and that she learned to spell words differently such as British (colour, cheque, etc.,) and US English (color, check, etc.). They have really worked with her/us to make this transition incredibly smooth and easy. Somehow she even stopped telling lies and became honest with us and herself this past year. The positive changes in our daughter are remarkable. Carthage Elementary is fantastic and easy to recommend!
—Submitted by a parent


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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 31% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
55%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%
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 Students20%
Female26%
Male17%
African American18%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White22%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities0%
General population26%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English20%
Non-migrant20%

Math

All Students18%
Female15%
Male21%
African American18%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White20%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities6%
General population22%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English18%
Non-migrant18%
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 Students19%
Female19%
Male19%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White21%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities0%
General population24%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English19%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant19%

Math

All Students26%
Female19%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities0%
General population33%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English26%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant26%

Science

All Students90%
Female92%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities79%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
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

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
White 1 79% 48%
Hispanic 1 8% 23%
Black 1 6% 19%
Two or more races 2 5% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 22%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 260%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

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

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 38%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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900 Beaver Ln
Carthage, NY 13619
Phone: (315) 493-1570

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