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Highview School

Public | 2-3 & ungraded | 260 students

 

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Posted November 26, 2013

My wife and I are very pleased with the Highview School. Our daughter is in second grade and has a great teacher. The building is very orderly and staff friendly. My daugther takes an afterschool creative writing program and is part of the morning chess club. There are more afterschool programs scheduled for the spring semester as well. Her reading, writing and math skills have grown tremendously and their is a dedicated art and music room, with a fantastic full-time music teacher. We couldn't be more happy with Highview.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2012

I am in love with this school!! My daughter is in second grade at Highview (Mrs. Taylor's class). She loves to go to school and is always ready to get on the bus. The teachers are all very attentive and the principal Mr. M is warm and funny. The atmosphere is loving and energetic. I am very happy with our experience in the Greenburgh school district (my daughter also attended Lee F Jackson). I could not be happier with what we have experienced!!
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Posted October 7, 2009

My son just started school and so far , my husband and i are very happy with the sschool system. my kid is motivated and looking forward to school everyday and i see what they do and I have to say they are on track. the home work that they sent are enough to keep hi challenged, though we still do some more daily work at home.The principal and his teachers communicatea with us regularly. we are happy.
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Posted March 12, 2009

This is why I moved from Highview - and in general, the school district. My kids were not challenged at all. It all starts from the superintendent of this school district and trickles down to everybody else. There are one or two good but Frrrustrated teachers. Mediocrity is the standard here and no-one will do anything about it. I would not allow anyone to limit my child in this way. You shouldn't either buddy!
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Posted March 10, 2009

I agree that principal and teachers are not challenging students enough. As a parent of a 2nd grader I am concerned that if this is not addressed I will need to go elsewhere. The pacing of the curriculum seems to be more for the convenience of the teacher than my child which makes me think he is being stifled for the sake of what's easiest for the teacher. Principal needs to open up communication and solicit parent feedback so they can provide valuable input. So far maintaining status quo seems to be the mission of Highview.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

Grade level

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
61%
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 Students25%
Female31%
Male20%
African American28%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities4%
General population30%
English language learners9%
Proficient in English26%
Non-migrant25%

Math

All Students28%
Female27%
Male30%
African American26%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities16%
General population31%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English29%
Non-migrant28%
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 46% 19%
Hispanic 1 32% 23%
White 2 15% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 5% 9%
Two or more races 1 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 18%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 158%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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 61%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. GARY MASTRANGELO

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
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School leaders, update and verify information here.

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200 N Central Ave
Hartsdale, NY 10530
Phone: (914) 946-6946

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