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Posted June 25, 2008

3 of my children have attended school 3, one of which has disabilities, I have found that most of the time the staff has been great. The teachers strive to help the kids whatever the problem, Although I haven't approved of every measure,but it's not a perfect world, my kids and I love the teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2008

I'm Lunchroom monitor at dunkirk school #3 and i'm pleased with how the school is ran i also have 2 daughters in school #3


Posted March 11, 2008

I've tutored at this school plenty of times. The principle is a man you definitely want to work for. The teachers are wonderful and do not put on airs. It is a very multicultural school. Sadly many children come from dysfunctional homes, but there are so many loving parents. The atmosphere is very comfortable. People are very dedicated to the kids in this school. It is a place I would send my children and work for.


Posted January 10, 2005

Well here it is january and the school year continues to fly by. I am just as happy with dunkirk public school #3 today as i was last year when my daughter entered kindergarten. Her first grade year is going great and my happiness and confidence with the city of dunkirk public schools continues to grow. As a parent who has posted on this site in the past, i can't help but rave about how wonderful school #3 is! to mr. Warren, mrs. Hazelton, and the rest of the teachers and staff; keep up the great work you do! p. Hemenger-school #3 parent and pto member
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Posted November 24, 2004

My child has attended School # 3 since kindergarten. I have relocated twice within the City of Dunkirk and have never thought of switching my child to another school. The teachers and counselors at school three have been very caring and supportive. I feel confident that when I drop my child off and see him pass through '# 3 school doors', I know he is safe. I can only give a great review on how great the staff is and through the experience I've had as a past student there. The school continues to provide that welcoming feeling that it once provided me back when Gugino was principal. The welcoming feeling and caring the staff has provided is a major key to parent/teacher communication. Keep up the hard work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2004

This school is the best, to say the very least! Mr. Warren is wonderful, and then I can comment on teachers, such as Mrs. Ringler, Mrs. Maheady, Mrs. Krysakala and Mrs. Miller. This school is in the 'project' area, but there would be no other place that I would send my 'white' child! School #3 is really the BEST!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2004

While I have nothing good to say about the superintendant, and the reduction of state funding that comes into the city of Dunkirk, I have nothing but great things to say about school #3. Mr. Warren is an awesome principal and the teachers at this school are super. I chose the city of Dunkirk as a place to raise my family because this district really does care about its children. I wish there were more parents involved in the PTO, but we get by with those that are dedicated. The teachers at this school are 110% there for all of the students--not just those within their classes. The grant funded afterschool program for the third and fourth graders is wonderful. There is nothing bad that I can say about School #3.
—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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
44%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
64%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
45%
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 Students11%
Female16%
Male5%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learners0%
Proficient in English16%
Non-migrant11%

Math

All Students20%
Female26%
Male15%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learners0%
Proficient in English32%
Non-migrant20%
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 Students17%
Female25%
Male6%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic6%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population17%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English22%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant17%

Math

All Students19%
Female25%
Male13%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population19%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English25%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant19%

Science

All Students63%
Female60%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
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 Students14%
Female8%
Male21%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population14%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English18%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Math

All Students21%
Female17%
Male26%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population21%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
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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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
Hispanic 2 57% 23%
White 1 25% 48%
Black 2 14% 19%
Two or more races 2 3% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1% 9%
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 125%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 186%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 5%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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  • Daniel Genovese

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742 Lamphere St
Dunkirk, NY 14048
Phone: (716) 366-9330

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