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Merrimac School

Public | K-5 | 492 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted June 30, 2014

Wow, a six out of ten? Maybe there should be more emphasis on the three R's and less on the seven habits? My child struggled her first year in Sequoya due to the lack preparation from Merrimac. Thankfully, after one year at Sequoya, she is back on track. No wonder Sequoya is rated a nine. Big difference.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2014

My son who has adhd was in Mrs. Holub's UPK class. I know how tough he is to handle and when I had parent teacher conferences I prepared myself for the worst. The first thing she said to me was " your son is such a sweet, loving, child..." I took such a sigh of relief. Even though she acknowledged that he was a challenge for her she never once made him feel like an outcast. She was so sweet to him offering behavior modification advice to do in school and at home. My son loved her and I am so thankful that he had such a good experience there. I moved out of district but came back just so that my kids could attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2012

My Daughter and Son go to Merrimac since 2009. Excellent enviornment, teachers and ofcourse Principal. studying level to kids is outstanding with fun, field trips, and many more...... They really like school. Unfortunately due to moving they miss teachers, and friends and school too.......
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2010

My daughter is in near the end of second grade and all of the her teachers so far have been competent and caring. Her teacher this year, Ms. Turner, is a wonderful teacher and a great communicator. The school environment is warm and caring. She is thriving here and loves geting up every day to go to school. We are very pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2007

There is so much that is good to say about Merrimac. The staff consists of happy, capable, well-rounded, eager to help, educated individuals. There is a warmth about the school. It is really like a family with a lot of children to care for. The education, programs, security and community leave nothing to be desired. I have two children, one of which has special needs. They are really looked after. The teachers and staff know who I am when I walk in the door and which children belong to me. When my first went to kindergarten and I met for my first parent teacher conference, the teacher went through the lunch menu with me and which of the foods my child was eating and how many bites she took. When my child with special needs started school, the school social worker went out out of her way to help us.
—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.
English Language Arts

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

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
57%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
74%

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 Students34%
Female30%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities0%
General population39%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant34%

Math

All Students40%
Female37%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities0%
General population46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant40%
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 Students27%
Female46%
Male9%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population31%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%

Math

All Students26%
Female25%
Male27%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population29%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English26%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant26%

Science

All Students93%
Female97%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
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 Students36%
Female38%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities9%
General population40%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%

Math

All Students33%
Female32%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White30%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities9%
General population37%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant33%
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 2 80% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 8% 9%
Hispanic 1 8% 23%
Black 1 3% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
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 21%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 214%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

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

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 48%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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