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Barack Obama Elementary School

Public | 1-5 | 532 students

 

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Posted April 6, 2011

JUST EXCELLNT SCHOOL BECAUSE MY MOTHER IN LAW SAY TO ME MY DOUGTHER WILL GO STUDY THERE FROM EL SALVADOR .


Posted February 20, 2011

My son has been at The Barack Obama Elementary School for 4 years now. He has had execellent educators & excellent leadership. His learning experience has been wonderful. Besides his classroom learning experience he has other wonderful opportunities as well. My son has participated in several applied learning projects, class trips including Washington , D.C. & visiting the white house... He has also participated in the oratorical contest held annually. I believe he will never forget his learning experiences at Barack Obama Elementary School. The children are fantastic too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2005

I was once a student here. IT was one of the best schools I ever went to.I had so much fun here. I just wish I chould go back and do it all again. The teachers are great!You will have a wonderful time here!
—Submitted by a former student


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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.
English Language Arts

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

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
42%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
95%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
72%
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 Students13%
Female18%
Male9%
African American3%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population16%
English language learners7%
Proficient in English17%
Non-migrant13%

Math

All Students13%
Female11%
Male13%
African American6%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities4%
General population14%
English language learners2%
Proficient in English17%
Non-migrant13%
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 Students4%
Female3%
Male5%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic4%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population4%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English6%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant4%

Math

All Students9%
Female8%
Male10%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population10%
English language learners4%
Proficient in English11%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant9%

Science

All Students65%
Female68%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population63%
English language learners28%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
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 Students14%
Female13%
Male15%
African American10%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population14%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English20%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant14%

Math

All Students13%
Female12%
Male15%
African American7%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population13%
English language learners4%
Proficient in English17%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant13%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 1 64% 23%
Black 2 31% 19%
White 1 5% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 0% 9%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 137%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 286%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 76%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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176 William St
Hempstead, NY 11550
Phone: (516) 292-7088

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