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Willow Avenue Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 368 students

 

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Posted August 1, 2010

My daughter has attended Willow Avenue Elementary for 3 years. I am so happy with the progress she has made each year. The teachers take a personal interest in each child and keep open communication with parents ensuring the best quality education for our children. I have been a PAL and class mom for the past 2 years and enjoy feeling like I am a part of my childs education. Kudos to Willow Avenue!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

My daughter has been a student at willow for two years and it has been a great time for her. they treat everystudent like if they were the only one at the school. any problems and everybody in the school staff gets involved in solving the problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2005

My child went to this school for his whole middle school career. Notices from the principal always kept me very informed, I always knew his gades and what was going on. He is now in college and scored a 1524 on his SAT's. He says he leared it all at Willow Ave. He was in chorus and band too. Although they had an art club he chose not to enter. All-in-all, this was a very good school and he loved it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2004

The Cornwall district restructered it's elementary/middle school this (2003-2004) year. A brand new high school was completed as well with grades 9-12. Willow Avenue is now a new 3rd elementary school. All 3 elementary schools are now grades K-4, with the Cornwall Central Middle School encompassing grades 5-8. As a parent, I believe this restructuring was a success. The elementary classes are smaller, offering more individualized attention for the students. The grouping of grades 5-8 in the middle school has been successful as well. The buildings seem to be the appropriate size for the students. The teachers are committed and caring, and as a parent in the district for 4 years, I strongly believe our children have benefited greatly by attending the Cornwall schools.
—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 31% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
84%
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. 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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2011.

72 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%
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. 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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 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 80% 48%
Hispanic 14% 23%
Black 3% 19%
Asian 2% 9%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 2%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14%N/A43%
Source: 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 21%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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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. GREG SCHMALZ

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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67 Willow Ave
Cornwall, NY 12518
Phone: (845) 534-8009

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