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Barnum Woods School

Public | K-5 | 706 students

 

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Posted April 8, 2014

The teachers are wonderful, and have shown a genuine interest in my child's progress. However, I have serious reservations about the Principal, for a variety of reasons. Follow through and communication are minimal on his part, and he seems to follow directly along with the Superintendent, who is TERRIBLE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2011

This school is tops. Very good all around, Simply the best. Very good learning environment. Extremely safe. Creates well rounded students. Truly #1.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

This school holds a high standard for academic and personal excellence! They are fair and understanding to all. The staff is wonderful! I am proud to say my children attend Barnum Woods
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2009

I love Barnum Woods!!! They have wonderful teachers and a Principal who is dilligent and caring. The children learn in a friendly, fun environment. The PTA is dedicated and involved. I'm looking forward to a wonderful year ahead.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2008

My son attended this school and he couldn't have had a better experience. He excelled and thanks to Barnum, he is extremely prepared for Middle School. My daughter is a 4th grader and loves her teachers, Principal, Vice Principal, etc. She will also be fully ready for Middle School, academicly, mentally and physically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2008

This is my son's third year and every teacher I got was one better than the next. I love it!!! I was a class parent and I got to see from the inside. They are dedicated, caring teachers. Especially Mrs. Kelleher and Mrs. Pelo.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2008

barnum is a great comunity and takes action and responcibility for the kids and that is what i like to see out of my kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2008

Barnum Woods is a good school but in order to be more competitive with other schools, they need to start with full day kindergarten because most 5 yr olds are ready for it and it starts them reading and learning more at an earlier age. Parents have to do their share of teaching also at home. en
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2006

I am very disappointed with Barnum Woods Zero Tolerance of bullies. They do tolerate it and issues do not get resolved, they are swept under the carpet. We have had great teachers there, don't get me wrong, it's the overall system that is a problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2006

Barnum Woods consistently delivers a mediocre education, mainly due to the hiring practices of the teachers. Not to impune the enitre stafee, but over the last 3 decades, the teachers and their abilities have been questionable at best
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2005

Barnum Woods is a great school. The only thing I was disaapointed with was the half-day Kindergarten. In addition, music, art and sports were not offered with Kindergarten. Their basic day of learning consisted of about 1 hour (half-day Kindergarten is 2 1/2 hours). Now that my daugher is older, I am happier with the school and their performance. There are many parents involved and there are a number of family oriented activites. Overall, I am happy with Barnum Woods, however, when my son goes to Kindergarten - we will be sending him somewhere else for that year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2005

Barnum Woods is a quality school with a well rounded program which includes a wealth of academic and cultural activities. We welcomed a new principal this year whom I believe can improve public relations with parents and others in the community. The PTA is active, but many parents don't bother to attend meetings or volunteer. It seems to be run by a small group of mothers.
—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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
83%

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, 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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%
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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
89%

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

All Students47%
Female50%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander62%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities9%
General population50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Non-migrant47%

Math

All Students66%
Female61%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities36%
General population68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
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 Students41%
Female45%
Male38%
African American10%
Asian/Pacific Islander55%
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population43%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%

Math

All Students47%
Female49%
Male46%
African American20%
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%

Science

All Students98%
Female99%
Male97%
African American100%
Asian/Pacific Islander101%
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population99%
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 Students45%
Female51%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%

Math

All Students57%
Female53%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 2 64% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 16% 9%
Hispanic 1 13% 23%
Black 1 5% 19%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
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 2%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27%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 58%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. GREGORY BOTTARI

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