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Dodge Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 605 students

 

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Assistant Principal and Principal are rude and this school does not have the good direction at all. The development of the children is lacking and the teachers don't care when constructive advice is shared at conferences. The School District seem preoccupied with the better performing elementary schools and the issues never get resolved. I was told not to even approach the Board and the Super about the School because you will be attacked personally for even asking the question. Going to send my 3 kids to a different school.


Posted Tuesday, August 26, 2014

I've been at Dodge and I can only say it's average. There are lots of distractions and kids that don't work hard. The environment is only average and the assistant principal is rude and acts like the actual principal. There's little diversity in students and most teachers aren't teaching as much as they should be. I do not recommend this school.


Posted September 17, 2013

Dodge is the lowest performing school in Williamsville and in my opinion, it is that way for a reason. The administration is non-responsive, the School Board deflects comments and focuses its attention on the "better performing" schools in the district. As a result, it is forcing us to send our children to private school. That is a shame given the overall high level of parental involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2013

Compared to the other schools in this district, Dodge is terribly behind and I feel as though the District has turned a blind eye to the needs and improvements at Dodge. Dodge's scores are 15-20 points behind others in this district. That is why I am moving to another school district. I feeam hopeful but feel sorry for the parents who are trying to make it work there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2013

I found that this school does not measure up to the other elementary schools in the district. The test scores are very low and commitment to the children is, in my opinion, disappointing overall. Children that are sent to other schools (private, catholic other elementary school in district) perform much better and excel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2011

The school is wonderful. My son has had K and 1st here. They have a small class option pulling from the district for kiddos with speech issues/communication delays (15:1:1) that incorporates social skills along side academics. The social skills curriculum is part of the entire school and the children are better for it. There are many opportunities for parental involvement. We were nervous having moved here from out of state but I honestly could not think of a better environment for my son or our family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2007

My 5 yr old son loves Kindergarten, I feel the children are being pushed to excel and he loves the challenge. They nurture independence, the staff has been fantastic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2006

My son started K here at Dodge and is now in 1st grade, with my daughter coming in next year in K. We love the school, it's amazing staff and the enthusiastic, helpful teachers. The school encourages independence and self respect, as well as a sense of community among both the students and adults. Excellent education for our children is the top priority at this wonderful school, which nods to both tradition and a progressive atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2006

Dodge is has an excellent group of teacher's and the principal is great. My child has being at this school since k-1 and her development and self confidence is amazing. So far no complains and for me is #1 school at this area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2006

My kid attended Dodge as a kindergartener. Honestly, I am not satisfied with his teacher personality. I felt my kid was ignored and devalued.We moved out of town and my kid was doing excellently in both academic and social performance in the new school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2004

Dodge is a great school for my 5-year-old kindergartener. The discipline and curriculum encourage kids to develop independence thinks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2004

I loved this school! my daughter completed k-1 before we unfortuneatley had to relocate. The hallways are alive with student artwork, the teachers are wonderful! this is a great school in an excellent school system!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2004

I am impressed with the caliber of staff, faculty support and staff development at this school. It amazes me that this school can have such high quality services in a political climate that consistently reduces resources. Kudos to Administration, Active Parents and of course, the teachers!
—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 32% in 2014.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
75%
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for 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 33% in 2014.

126 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

129 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for 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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 1 78% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 10% 9%
Black 2 4% 19%
Hispanic 1 4% 23%
Two or more races 2 3% 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 24%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 114%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 10%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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1900 Dodge Rd
East Amherst, NY 14051
Phone: (716) 626-9820

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