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Main Street School School (4 5)

Public | 4-5 | 261 students

 
 

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Posted February 18, 2012

I ve had 3 children go through the MSS. The education they received was mediocre at best. The principal closes the doors on parents and only wants them to see what she wants them to see. The principal will boost about how the children are excelling but when you examine the educational expectations you see they are very low. So yes, for a school with very low standards, the children are doing great. I was very disappointed with this mentality. I did not find the principal approachable at all, nor did my children. They were actually scared of her. Red flags go up when good, rule following, respectful children fear the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2009

My 10-y-o daughter is about to start her second year (5th grade) at Main Street School. The great thing about MSS is that it only houses 4th & 5th graders. At 9 and 10, it's helpful not to be in with kids who are already entering puberty. The principal, Raina Kor, is a lovely woman who seems to build relationships with every child (again, the benefit of having only 2 grades). She is easy to approach and takes a very practical approach to problem resolution. The teachers are above-average (like any school, there are some better than others) and class size of around 20 is manageable. The only thing I'd change about MSS is that the facilities are quite old and could use an update. Everything works, but it looks like the old building that it is. My daughter loves MSS and we're thrilled she is there.
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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 30% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%
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 Students74%
Female81%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%

Math

All Students66%
Female62%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander85%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%

Science

All Students98%
Female98%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
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 Students62%
Female71%
Male54%
African American30%
Asian/Pacific Islander54%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities26%
General population66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%

Math

All Students62%
Female63%
Male61%
African American30%
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities34%
General population65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
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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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 77% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 10% 9%
Black 2 7% 19%
Hispanic 2 5% 23%
Two or more races 1 2% 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 3%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25%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 57%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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Irvington, NY 10533
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