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Kingsborough School

Public | K-5 | 256 students

 

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Posted September 18, 2009

Its small in size but big in heart. My son's teachers love what they do and they treat my children with respect and help them feel confident in thier learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2007

I think Kingsborough Elementary School is a very close knit school. The open class room policy is what makes Kingsborough special. All 3 of my children go there or have gone there and I feel very comfortable when I drop them off in the morning. I know just about all the teachers and could not ask for a better group of educators than what is at Kingsborough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2007

My two children have been attending Kingsborough School for 6 years. You won't find a school with more caring teachers, and staff. My children are located in a different school district within Gloversville and I choose to transport my children to Kingsborough because of the high standards that they set for the children and their teachers. I highly recommend this school and wish that all Gloversville schools could someday live up to the standards that this school does. The school and the PTA make this school an extraodinary experience for all of the children who attend. The teachers, parents, and children of this school are definitely one of a kind and can not be compared to any other elementary school within this district.
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Posted June 26, 2005

Kingsborough is a small, excellent elementary school. Music, chorus, and band is available. Art, and intramural sports are also available. Extracurricular activities include Odyssey of the Mind,TV Workshop and after school program. Unfortunately there is no gifted program.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
43%

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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
28%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2011.

28 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
27%
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

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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
White 84% 48%
Hispanic 6% 23%
Black 4% 19%
Two or more races 4% 1%
Asian 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 2%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47%N/A43%
Source: 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 6%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. LAURA BUZAS

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24 W Eleventh Ave
Gloversville, NY 12078
Phone: (518) 775-5730

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