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Elma Primary School

Public | K-3 | 230 students


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Posted September 18, 2006

This school is truly wonderful. It is a small school that I don't feel like a number at. I know the teachers and the principal and they know me. The school is run top notch, with focus on academics and character. I can't say enough good about how this school and its' staff have really shaped my little boy. He was so shy and afraid of school, and now he loves it, and feels like an important part of his school. The district is excellent, but this particular school is very special. There is tremendous parent involvement and support, and the programs offered outside of school are excellent as well.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 27, 2006

Amzing school that truly focuses on the childen. Teachers are well-trained and strive to help their students achieve their goals. The parents are very involved and particpate in many daily classroom activities. The PTO provides many extra activities for students, including playground equipment, nature trails, sledding hills, and family-based events. The principal is very devoted to quality experiences for all children. Compared to other districts I have encountered, there is not comparison as to which is one of the best in the county... and they have the test scores to back it up!
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Posted January 27, 2004

Outstanding programs where children practice respect for others and citizenship as well as academic performance. Children who are capable of advancing are promoted to higher acheivement while remaining with their age group and classes (ie. a 1st grader reading at a third grade level will be grouped with similar 1st and 2nd graders for a period of time each wk - otherwise stay with class). Parents are encouraged to be involved. Need an auditorium for assemblies as the gym is currently used.
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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 32% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.







The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.






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 2 95% 48%
Two or more races 1 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1% 9%
Hispanic 1 1% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Black 2 0% 19%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 10%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 115%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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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711 Rice Rd
Elma, NY 14059
Phone: (716) 652-3000


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