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Posted July 21, 2009

I agree with the last review. Mrs. Hayes has done a miraculous job. Also I really believe that most of the teachers are pretty great! As all school, they do have a few bad apples but also some really great ones. Mrs. Desmond-Keppel (ESL) & Mrs. Freling (Currently 4th grade) are very good teachers as for one. They have really made a difference in my son. He actually enjoyed school last year and is eager to go back which for him is unsual as he has ADHD. Thank You to the great teachers that do care!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2008

I am very impressed by school 7. The new principal, Mrs. Hayes, has made a marked difference on the morale of the school. I can truly say that after going there many years ago and my daughter attending there last year that this is 'A Brand New Day'. The teachers I have encountered so far are dedicated and responsive to the students and I am overwhelmed by the parent and grandparent support of the students of this school. I have yet to attend an event that was not standing room only. I was also impressed that my daughter's learning disability was noticed early on in the year and extra help was immediately offered and implemented.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2006

I feel very sad for our children. The district is more concerned about the budget than improving the quality of education. Maybe that is why the district is on the state s at risk list. Parents need to more involved with our childrens' education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2004

I'm sorry my children have ever attended this school, with it's current Administration and parts of their curriculum. Students are not treated fairly, if your child needs extra help or testing you may and may not get it. Little or no co-operation from the principal at present. 2004 Most teachers are kind, caring and courteous, some will go the extra mile and are there for the love of the kids. Teachers can only do what their administrations allow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2004

It's a very simple concept at this school. When the child is doing well, the teacher's are great and the school is great. When the child is doing poorly, it's the parent's fault and there must be trouble at home. Basically I find the teaching staff to be hypocritical. Although I was told my child was having difficulty, to date he's had no tutoring offered to him. If they try to fail my son 3rd grade, I'll home school him!
—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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
38%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
90%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
50%
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 Students10%
Female30%
Male3%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population12%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Math

All Students18%
Female30%
Male13%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population21%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English20%
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

English Language Arts

All Students18%
Female28%
Male12%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities0%
General population25%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English21%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant18%

Math

All Students18%
Female28%
Male12%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities0%
General population25%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English21%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant18%

Science

All Students66%
Female67%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities0%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
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 Students20%
Female33%
Male13%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities0%
General population29%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English21%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Math

All Students14%
Female17%
Male13%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic5%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White21%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities0%
General population21%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English14%
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

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 56% 48%
Hispanic 2 33% 23%
Black 1 7% 19%
Two or more races 1 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 0% 9%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 213%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 258%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 24%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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  • Michele Heenan

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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