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Alice E Grady Elementary School

Public | 2-6 | 394 students

 

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Posted October 9, 2013

This is a great school ,My son is very happy to stay in this school,the teachers and the principal are very friendly and accessible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2010

I am proud to be a parent of two ESD students. The curriculum is strong and the teachers are personable with great class sizes and student attention at the elementary level. There is not a greast deal of good publicity that this school district gets and I think that it is a shame. There is too much negative hearsay about the climate and make-up of the schools from people who do not know first hand. I don't know what people are afraid of when they decide not to send their children to ESD. I pulled my kids from an area parochial school because of the outdated curriculum there. Anyone who knows anything about education understands that teh ESD is a good place to be and moving forward in the right direction. Kudos to students and staff of ESD.!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2008

Mr. Warders the principle is the most careless and anti-child principle I have ever had the discourteous to meet. While the teachers are dedicated and hard working the principal sets the standards. Currently the Superintendent has left and the assistant superintendent has just been dismissed. This does not bode well for the students. For a small school it is a bit disappointing. The class sizes are also rather large 20+; I suspect this is due to lack of space.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2006

The school is very good and the teachers are nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2005

Amazing school so much diversity.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
59%
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. 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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2011.

71 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%
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. 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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
46%
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. 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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 31% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
75%

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. 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 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 50% 23%
Black 28% 19%
White 11% 48%
Asian 10% 9%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 17%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 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 74%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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  • MS. MADELINE PANETO-GONZALEZ

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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Elmsford, NY 10523
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