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Cayuga School

Public | K-5 | 581 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted January 7, 2014

Cayuga has provided my son, and is currently providing my daughter with a rich learning experience. The teachers have been wonderful, as well as the social worker and the Psychologist. Thank you Cayuga Staff for all you do everyday to help our children succeed and feel confident in themselves.. Sincerely, A Very Grateful Parent 2014
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2007

As a parent who has two children currently in Cayuga and one who moved onto Middle School this year, I can't say enough about what a great school this is!The new principal is warm, very approachable and extremely hands-on with the kids.School spirit and pride is very high thanks to the wonderful staff and dedicated PTA.Although no school is without room for improvement, Cayuga's positive elements outweigh any deficiencies by far.Being a parent with a child with a recently diagnosed chronic medical condition, I can't say enough about how supportive and helpful the nurse, principal and teachers have been.The principal and staff are always available to discuss any issues or to arrange a conference if necessary.I am so happy that my children are able to be a part of such a caring and fun learning environment! Keep up the great work Cayuga!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2004

Our family moved here two and a half years ago. Our children attended private school and of course we were skeptical about enrolling them into a public school. We couldn't have asked for a better school. The principal and teachers here are exceptional. They are truly dedicated and it's evident that they care about the quality of education they provide to our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

I believe the principal does not get involved as much as he should. The teachers are not as close with all the students as they should be. I just hope that the junior high and high schools are better then the elemetary schools.
—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.

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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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
85%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
76%

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 Students35%
Female44%
Male27%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities17%
General population38%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English35%
Non-migrant35%

Math

All Students46%
Female48%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities8%
General population52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
Non-migrant46%
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 Students33%
Female32%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities8%
General population36%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant33%

Math

All Students50%
Female45%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities16%
General population56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%

Science

All Students97%
Female93%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities76%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
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 Students51%
Female69%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities0%
General population64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%

Math

All Students49%
Female57%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities8%
General population60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 80% 48%
Hispanic 11% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 9%
Black 2% 19%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 13%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 214%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 61%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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865 Hawkins Ave
Lake Grove, NY 11755
Phone: (631) 471-1800

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