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Arongen Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 669 students

 

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Posted March 4, 2014

We have been in Arongen since our son started Kindergarten in 2011. We could not be happier. We have an older child that attended another Shenendehowa school prior to this and Arongen definitely has a more engaged Principal and the best PTA we have ever experienced. The diversity helps make the school more well-rounded and the families are typically involved a lot with their children's schooling. The only drawback to this school is it's reputation for being the least of all Shen elementary schools. We have yet to understand why, when the teachers and support staff are all very interested in helping the children there succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2008

My son has attended Arongen since 2005. I am very pleased with his progessive level of accomplishment. The teachers are terrific, the staff is warm and friendly. I am amazed that with a school of 700 plus the front office knows parents and children. The PTA is amazing and parent participation is great. There is great school spirit here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

My family moved out of state during the summer. All I can say is 'We miss Arongen.' It truly is a loving school. It's a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2007

I love Arongen! Although it is very large, everytime I walk in the main office, the secretary knows who my children are and their teachers without me saying so. I hardly know her and I am not at school often. The staff makes you feel very much at home. It is clean and modern and full of wonderful activities and school pride. There are a number of extracurricular activites to be involved in for a variety of interests.
—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 31% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
43%
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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%
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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
69%
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 Students39%
Female57%
Male24%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander57%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities13%
General population43%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant39%

Math

All Students50%
Female48%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities13%
General population55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant50%
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 Students51%
Female63%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander61%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%

Math

All Students52%
Female51%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander58%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%

Science

All Students96%
Female100%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
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 Students32%
Female42%
Male22%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander41%
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities11%
General population36%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%

Math

All Students27%
Female27%
Male27%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander53%
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities0%
General population31%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English28%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%
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
White 78% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 9%
Hispanic 7% 23%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Black 2% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 24%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 120%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 7%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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489 Clifton Pk Ctr Rd
Clifton Park, NY 12065
Phone: (518) 881-0510

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