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Clara H Carlson School

Public | PK-6 | 866 students

 

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Posted November 24, 2013

This school is good with assisting ESL students but does not address the issues of children with other learning issues. My son has a speech IEP in effect however, the IEP does not address his learning issues. The school has a decent curriculum but most of the teachers do not have the training or skills or to implement the Core Knowledge curriculum. The 2nd grade teachers decided not to give the students books to use at home, so the students bring sheets of paper everyday. When a test comes I cannot figure out which sheet to study its really ridiculous and my son is really struggling. i am thinking about just going to a private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

Clara is a great school my kids go there and I feel that it is safe. I also know that all the teachers work really hard and love what they do. I will like to thank Mrs. Calciano for her hard work, time, patiens and comprehension given to my 4th grade daughter. A special thanks to Mrs. Cockren another great teacher at Clara C.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2012

our school needs a better lunch menu and stop having pizza every wendes day it should be healthy but taste good at the same time
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2011

In 1969, it was my first teaching job and I loved it! Dennis Lawlor was a great principal! Susan Avnet Gill
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 5, 2010

I graduated from this school and so did my first born child. Now I'm pleased to have the rest of my children in this amazing school. Friendly staff, fun learning, and priceless memories.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2010

The school is one of the best schools around, with improved student achievement across all grades. The Principal is a no nonsense Principal. His expectations for the children and teachers is high. The discipline has imporved 1000 % since his arrival and he refuses to let any child disrupt the learning. PARENTS WAKE UP!!!! Help your children and help those teachers. They can't do it alone. STOP blaming the school. It's all there for you....help your child...no excuses
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2010

Excellent school and teachers. I was a bit scared to send her to public school since she has always gone to private school from the beginning. But now i am just as happy sending her here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2009

There is a marked improvement since the new principal Mr. Rosner took over. However there is much that needs to be done that will have a direct impact on the students day to day lives. The cafeteria is outdated and the bathrooms need to be update with new faucets. PTA is missing the TEACHERS hence the acronym PTA. I have attended many events and have never seen a teacher present. The school grounds where the students spend their time during recess is poorly equipped with for any kind of recess. There needs to be consistent performance across the board but more importantly they should be held accountable instead they shortcomings explained away with excuses by Mr. Rosner. If we are going to have to pay more taxes every year to improve the teaching quality for our kids then THE TEACHERS MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE! I am a fed up parent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

This is my fourth year in the school and district. There has definitely been improvement in a number of areas e.g. grades, student behavior, academic environment and teachers. The principal Mr. Rosner has lifted the bar at C.H.C. However, there is a lack of parent involvement. Parents need to join the PTA and get involve. The principal and teachers cannot do it by themselves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

From the strongest overachiever to the neediest special needs child, there is truly 'no child left behind' at Clara H. Carlson. The children are always very well prepared for the New York State tests and always do extremely well. In spite of this attention to accademics, the arts are never brushed aside. Clara H. Carlson has outstanding music, art, physical education, library and computor programs as well as an assortment of after school activities. The Principal, Kenneth Rosner, maintains a loving, nurturing environment throughout the building and it is a true pleasure to come in every day.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 27, 2009

the school is great. as a former student i have had a great experience there. the teachers are the best and the school is very involved with the students. there is so much i have to say i cant fit it in this space. i highly recommend this school. there are issues but they are always resolved. mr. rosner is a very caring, responsible principal. he is very involved and cares about every student and he has relationships with them. he accepts those for who they are. he even cried at the 6th grade graduation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2008

This school is great! Over the last two years test scores has elevated as a result of the new principal and his implementation of new new strategies e.g., hiring responsible teachers and other changes in the class room and school. Accelerated programs should be implemented for students who perform well above their grade level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2008

I like this school alot both my kids go there . The Principal is great he keeps us involved and informed with everything that goes on in school and keeps it safe inside and outside of the school .This school has alot of nice events and parents get to be involved and apart of the experience . The teachers are great too .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2008

this is a great school and the principal is now 3 years of age as a principal in that school teachers work with the students well and they are very caring especially scince ms z. died
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 4, 2008

The principal is fairly new. The teachers need to learn how to work with students who are on different levels of the academic scale.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2006

Teachers are highly over paid, Building and grounds are in poor condition.
—Submitted by a staff


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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
63%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%
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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
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 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.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%
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 Students37%
Female32%
Male41%
African American34%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population39%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%
Non-migrant37%

Math

All Students37%
Female34%
Male39%
African American38%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population40%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%
Non-migrant37%
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 Students27%
Female35%
Male16%
African American32%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities10%
General population28%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English28%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%

Math

All Students28%
Female35%
Male21%
African American28%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities0%
General population32%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%

Science

All Students93%
Female91%
Male94%
African American95%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities60%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
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 Students34%
Female40%
Male28%
African American30%
Asian/Pacific Islander39%
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities10%
General population36%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English34%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant34%

Math

All Students29%
Female35%
Male23%
African American23%
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities10%
General population30%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%
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 Students26%
Female26%
Male26%
African American21%
Asian/Pacific Islander52%
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities0%
General population30%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant26%

Math

All Students46%
Female49%
Male44%
African American45%
Asian/Pacific Islander65%
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities12%
General population51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 1 50% 19%
Hispanic 1 28% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 17% 9%
White 2 4% 48%
Two or more races 1 1% 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 6%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 6%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 57%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. KENNETH ROSNER

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