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Gardner Road Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 411 students

 

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Posted January 25, 2011

Our daughter has been in the school for the past 4 years. It has been a mixed bag. She was fortunate to have several good teachers, who were interested to teach and not to just pass the tests. She also had a teacher who did not want to do anything beyond catering to the lowest common denominator and would not engage in any dialog with us, the parents. We found the PTO to be essentially a meeting between the principal and some parents. No teachers at the PTO, that is hard to accept. The principal has since been replaced. If not for the committed teachers, we would be disappointed, but they are there and work hard and love the children. We hope the new principal will make a difference.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2009

I have 2 children who have attended this school. My son just started intermediate school, so he has gone through all grade levels of GR. We enjoy the wide variety of intermural sports, plentiful field trips and many activities provided by the PTO. I have volunteered in several areas, so I've seen classrooms in progress. My suggestion to parents is get involved. The staff is caring and concerned about providing a quailty education to all the students. I'm proud to be a GR parent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2009

My son started Kindergarten at this school this year, and loves it. He loves his teacher, loves the school, loves everything about it. His class has been on more than one field trip, and they have more coming. He has gotten involved with things like the fall festival, turn off tv week activities, the ice cream social, etc... There is a lot to do, and if anyone has complaints, they should just get more involved. Join the PTO. Parents who complain about what the PTO is or isn't doing should step up and put forth some effort to help make it what they visualize. Go to the meetings! (Free childcare is provided!) The PTO has done (and continues to do) a lot of great things for the school. I am very happy my son goes to this school! And so is he!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2009

No parents neither service coordinator observations. The principal has closed any open door policy due to privacy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2007

My youngest son attended this school for a year and it was a year too long. ('05-'06) The staff overall could at best be called Cold. Both of the teachers that we had to deal with were uppity and overly controlling/stifling. The principal was open to listening to our concerns but in the end didn't really address the issues. The PTO is (was) practically non-existent, as were grade-level concerts and fun extras for the kids. I know the school had music, art, etc but we rarely saw any evidence of this (i.e. projects coming home, etc). Overall the energy in the school is cold, stagnate and spoiled. We can't figure out why so many people love this school.
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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.

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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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
73%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%
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 Students41%
Female49%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities0%
General population49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Non-migrant41%

Math

All Students40%
Female45%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities7%
General population46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%
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 Students43%
Female46%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities5%
General population52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%

Math

All Students56%
Female60%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities5%
General population69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%

Science

All Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities66%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
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 89% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 6% 9%
Black 1 2% 19%
Hispanic 2 2% 23%
Two or more races 1 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 10%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 131%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 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 20%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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541 Gardner Rd
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