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Minnesauke Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 779 students

 
 

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7 reviews of this school


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Posted October 14, 2010

It is a wonderful school for your kids to go to all the teachers are the best in three village
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2007

My daughter attended part of kindergarten, first grade and most of second grade at Minnesauke. I was extremely impressed with her second grade teacher but felt her first grade teacher was very out of touch with her students. I felt completely shut off from the school as a parent. The administration and office staff were distant and simply allowed little to no parent involvement. When considering this school, please keep that in mind. This is not a place where you will be welcomed or encouraged to participate in your child's education. Having moved out of the state, I truly feel the 'hype' of this district and the tax rate are completely unjustified.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2007

Having been a student myself in the school and having friends in various districts around the island I know that minesauke is a top notch elementary school devoted to giving our youngsters the heads up in learning they need for today's world. There is a great teamwork feel in both the staff and student body.i am so glad to see things over the past 20 years since i went here have not changed that much and i look forward to having my children enjoy their elementary education as much as i did.--allison marcellino
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2005

Minnesauke is a great elementary school for K-6. They have a full day kinder program and on-site before and after school care programs. The staff is well trained and success oriented. Minn. has a very strong Literacy Collaborative program they have developed over the last five year. It is an inclusive school and offers extensive additional support in every subject matter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2005

Sadly, high test scores only reveal so much. While we've had good teachers and appreciate the quality of academics at Minnesauke, the unwelcoming environment and lack of parent/administration partnership has been disappointing for this family which moved to the area specifically because of the District's reputation. We now wish our home was in a different part of the district. After discussing this feeling with other disappointed Minnesauke parents, we came to the conclusion that the problem is a direct result of the imperious approach to school administration, primarily fostered by the Principal. There is a distinct lack of parental involvement, in large measure because it is actively discouraged by the local administration. Every interaction with the administration has a sense of mistrust, as though the primary objective was an unlitigated resolution rather than one best addresses the needs of the elementary school-age children both parents and administrators are ostensibly trying to nurture.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2005

Nearly NO parental involvement, although parents WANT to be involved. There are plenty of 'bells and whistles', but parents really aren't welcome, even though the administration would never admit that. Academically, it is a great school, but the administration is hard to work with. The teachers are great, though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2003

The teachers at Minnesauke School are such good teachers. The teachers taught so well and the principal was a very nice lady.


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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 32% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
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 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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%
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 30% in 2014.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
81%
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 29% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
79%
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

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 89% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 6% 9%
Hispanic 2 4% 23%
Black 2 1% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 12%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 15%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 63%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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