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Gotham Avenue School

Public | PK-6 | 621 students

 

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Posted December 17, 2012

My daughter came form a NYC school. What I like about LI schools is that there are a bunch of programs for the children to attend; however, I do not like that my daughter does not get as much homework as she was in NYC. I do not feel she is being challenged at all. I will say; the school staff are very friendly and I feel comfortable calling in to disuss anything with them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2010

In my experience, the teachers do not identify the different learning styles that students have. As a result, the educator doesn't reach out to the child according to how the child learns. Teachers at this school appear to be instructed to keep pace with the curriculum, rather than the pace of the individual student. Rich teaching is lost in the primary grades.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

I'm need to Elmont and my youngest daughter attends Gotham and she just loves it. The student are wonderful, the staff are really warm and friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2008

I am the parent of a third and sixth grader. I am pleased with the overall discipline efforts of the school. I am concerned with the academics. The teachers are not being supported in academics since there was a change in the assistant principal of curriculum a few years ago. This new AP is often in her office instead of checking on the teachers and pushing for more rigorous teaching. The proof is in the scores. The scores on the state exams have been falling over the last few years. Other than the academic piecem, school has a warm, friendly and safe atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2006

I attended Gotham Elementry in the 5th grade as a very shy and insecure little girl. After a few weeks of learning the system. I came to find out that the teachers and students were very welcoming. Everthing about Gotham was great. The interaction between teachers and students and between Parents and teachers. Although when I attended, almost six years ago the music department was lacking, hopefully over the years it has improved. I love the encouragement the school provide and hopefully it keeps up the good work.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 4, 2006

My kids have been going here for only one year. So far, the school has been giving a great effort. tThe teachers seem to care, i get calls about my children's progress, attendance and concerns. The atmosphere is welcoming, i've met the principal and he cares about his students. My daughter has started playing the trumpet and is having fun. The school has had PTA meetings and assemblies for important subjects like the horrors of racism and importance of helping one another.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2004

I was a student at Gotham Avenue ever since pre-k to 6th grade and the school is wonderful. The school has gotten a lot bigger with a lot more students and the teachers are great. I am now in High School and I enjoyed my time at Gotham Avenue Elementary School.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 21, 2003

Gotham Ave school is the perfect school for children. This school recently earned the pathfinder award. The sixth graders of 2003-2004 school year did it in the 4th grade. The fifth graders this year's scores were higher than the sixth graders. Keep it up!!!


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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 31% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
60%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
62%
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 Students45%
Female40%
Male52%
African American47%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population49%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English47%
Non-migrant45%

Math

All Students17%
Female16%
Male20%
African American16%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population18%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English19%
Non-migrant17%
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 Students32%
Female41%
Male25%
African American37%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities0%
General population39%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English34%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%

Math

All Students24%
Female25%
Male23%
African American30%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities6%
General population28%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English25%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant24%

Science

All Students92%
Female95%
Male88%
African American94%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities65%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
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 Students29%
Female35%
Male22%
African American26%
Asian/Pacific Islander30%
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities0%
General population32%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%

Math

All Students29%
Female35%
Male25%
African American28%
Asian/Pacific Islander30%
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities9%
General population33%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
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 Students29%
Female31%
Male29%
African American36%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic6%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population32%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%

Math

All Students47%
Female48%
Male46%
African American51%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
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 61% 19%
Hispanic 1 27% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 9% 9%
White 2 2% 48%
Two or more races 1 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 11%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 4%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 60%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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181 Gotham Ave
Elmont, NY 11003
Phone: (516) 326-5540

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