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Grundy Avenue School

Public | K-5 | 490 students

 

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Posted May 2, 2012

Well let's talk about Grundy, where to start there PTA just want's your support financially. However they have the same coffee clutch mothers on the board. Which means when other mothers want to be active in their children's functions and events it's next to impossible. The teachers seem to follow along with this and the same parents are picked for everything. The education is a lot of homework and tests that I believe are to hard for the children. I agree with homework but come on give us a break these kids are in school for six hours. There tired and need a break. Also the homework seems more for the parent because it is apparent it is to difficult for the children to do on there own. This new principal seems to be very nice. The nurses office does not give the warm, loving feel to it for sick students. It is very big and plain and the nurse is very rude and could act more caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2006

Grundy has great potential. Unfortunately the building's environment has seriously taken a nosedive and the main feeling is that parents and faculty are on two seperate sides. Academic programs focus on dittos and not enough enrichment and hands on learning. There is a fear to try and enrich students in new ways. Extracurricular activities have been dwindled during the ten years of my children attending with emphasis on dull learning seminars that just involve the children sitting there and listening and not participating. Lack of parental involvement with only the same players as the voice for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2006

Grundy is a well maintained, parent-friendly school. I have not encountered any signficant behavior problems (bullying, etc.) within the school. Some of the teachers are less than proactive and do not go the 'extra mile' unless pushed by the parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2005

I think the quality of education is good. I think it could be better. Parent participation especially in the PTA is poor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2005

Grundy Avenue is a great school! My daughter was there from 3rd grade to 6th grade and now my son is there in 1st grade. We are very happy with the quality of programs, and the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2004

I am very happy with the education Grundy Ave Elementary School provides, for my child. I have a boy whom is now in 5th grade that is doing excellent in school. They are great with education and listening to the parents needs.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
48%

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, 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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%
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 Students29%
Female33%
Male26%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities0%
General population38%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant29%

Math

All Students37%
Female36%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities5%
General population46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant37%
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 Students19%
Female23%
Male13%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White13%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities0%
General population22%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English19%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant19%

Math

All Students19%
Female17%
Male23%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White14%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities10%
General population20%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English19%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant19%

Science

All Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities90%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
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 Students34%
Female31%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities6%
General population41%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English34%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant34%

Math

All Students41%
Female36%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities6%
General population50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
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 1 88% 48%
Hispanic 1 7% 23%
Black 2 3% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 2% 9%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 21%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 218%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 68%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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950 Grundy Ave
Holbrook, NY 11741
Phone: (631) 471-1820

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