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Vanderbilt Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 525 students

 

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Posted June 19, 2013

Great School. Have consistently been impressed with the teachers and administrators. They seem to be dedicated towards seeing each client succeed and have often reach out when they expect an issue.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2012

The principal was a big phony. They had a ton of bullying programs yet the teachers and principals could use some education on handling bullying themselves. His values were not sincere at all. That's why my kid goes to private school instead. Parents looking for a school in this area, don't pick this one. Please.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2011

I think everything in this school could be better. And they should be more careful with kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2009

Excellent school, engaged teachers. Originally considering moving kids to a private school, but decided to wait. After 5 years, am consistently impressed with the quality of the education and the balance they offer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

The staff and teachers are so caring and dedicated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2007

Very disappointed with the sincerity of this school. The principal is not fully involved with parents and children. Multiple field trips are taken at the expense of parents and school-day academics. Teachers ask for too many supplies and 'gifts.' The test scores have dropped. Better leadership quality and community support is much needed. More safety with children is demanded both at school and on the buses by parents. Big diversified school which lacks pride and community bonding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2007

The principal and teachers need to address problems with bullies and behavioral problems. Better class make-up and much-needed guidance over curriculum and teachers are a major concern with parents. Music program is poor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2006

I love this school. First, the principal has his priorities in the right place. He's all about the children, staff, curriculum and safety. He's approachable by all, and brings the right spirit into the school. What a total joy. And the teachers are wonderful. I specifically really have a wonderful teacher teaching my son. She know just what to do to challenge my son to the fullest, without stressing him out. She makes learning fun for him, yet absolutely gets the content needed to be covered, covered. And the parents are very involved, and welcoming. What a wonderful place for a child and a family. Vanderbilt has been a great experience.
—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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
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 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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%
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 Students58%
Female71%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant58%

Math

All Students57%
Female68%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant57%
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 Students52%
Female62%
Male45%
African American38%
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities12%
General population61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%

Math

All Students57%
Female55%
Male59%
African American38%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities18%
General population65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%

Science

All Students98%
Female100%
Male97%
African American88%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities94%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
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 Students50%
Female64%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities12%
General population59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%

Math

All Students53%
Female52%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities0%
General population66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
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 2 62% 48%
Black 1 14% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 10% 9%
Hispanic 2 10% 23%
Two or more races 2 4% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 13%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 111%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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 75%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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  • MR. MARTIN BOETTCHER

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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Dix Hills, NY 11746
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