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Guilderland Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 548 students

 

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Posted June 10, 2010

I dislike the way GES handled an instance of school bullying/violence... I thought there was a zero tolerance policy??? The school leadership could certainly stand for some improvement. Student safety should always come before school politics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2010

After having taught for twelve years in excellent private schools I wasn't sure how I would like GES. My husband and I are thrilled with the quality of education our children are getting. The writers' workshops and buddy programs are brilliant. We are very impressed with the academic standards GES sets. GES teaches the whole child with character building programs and stress on fitness and nutrition as well as FLES for young student exposure to Foreign Language! In addition, we love Mr. Lockwood and the talented faculty who set a positive and caring tone for the whole school. Thank you GES!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2008

I have 2 young childern in GES. Boh love it, cant wait to go each day and find learning to be fun. The teachers and staff are truly interested in making sure EVERY student is sucessful. They reach out to the parents and student if they think special help is needed and take all the right steps in early detection.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2007

I currently have my 2nd child going through GES. I find the principal to be very good. My child is going into 5th grade and so far we have only had one teacher that we have truly been pleased with. My daughter is quiet and shy and the teachers don't make a point of reaching out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2006

Great School with great teachers! Music system is very good with plenty of options such as band, chorus, orcestra and choir chimes. The PTA is always working for school upgrades and are curently getting a new playground. The acedemics are great and highly prepare you for middle school.
—Submitted by a former student


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.

About these ratings

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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
84%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%
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 Students49%
Female53%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander53%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Non-migrant49%

Math

All Students67%
Female71%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant67%
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 Students48%
Female57%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities0%
General population56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%

Math

All Students53%
Female51%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander81%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities7%
General population60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%

Science

All Students98%
Female100%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities100%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
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 Students50%
Female61%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities0%
General population57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%

Math

All Students53%
Female55%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities10%
General population57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 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 68% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 23% 9%
Black 4% 19%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Hispanic 2% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 27%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 2%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 2%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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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Allan Lockwood

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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2225 Western Ave
Guilderland, NY 12084
Phone: (518) 869-0293

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