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William Street School

Public | 4-6 & ungraded | 1402 students

 

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Posted September 26, 2013

My grandson attends this school and it seems wonderful. His first comment was that he loves school. The big pool is a big draw and the fact that it is seen by all reminds people it is there to be used. Since he has just started I don't have a lot of information, but so far everyone has been friendly and glad to help with questions, etc. Keep up the good work William Street School Admin, Teachers and staff! I know the children will do their part. Grandmother L


Posted May 31, 2007

My son just got into this school to move up into the 4th grade. He loves it. The teachers are great and completely understanding. Its nice to see air conditioning in the whole school. It is so clean and my son loves swimming. They have a great musical instrument program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2004

This is quite a large school on a large plot of land with plenty of room for expansion. There is a nice field outside for children to play on during gym class. Generally there is ample parking at the school except during special events, where another 40 parking spaces are needed to avoid street parking. The school uses the cafeteria as the auditorium. This leads to obvious poor seating, lack of sufficient space and poor acoustics and lighting. A nice addition to this school would be a proper auditorium with sufficient seating to accomodate the entire student class and teachers as well as 2 adults per student. In simple terms, multiply the maximum 'possible' student population by 3 and then add on enough seats for the teachers. The school has a very large pool but as unusual as it sounds, the pool is in the middle of the school and is surrounded by glass walls so that anyone walking through the halls can see into the pool area. This is great for safety but poor for vanity. The school has 2 floors and is split into contiguous sections A through E. You may want to avoid a certain 5th grade math teacher which unfortunately I cannot mention her name because of greatschools.org's guidelines. She occasionally makes mistakes and apparently claims that 6/9 is an equivalent fraction to 2/3 AND 2/3 is an equivalent fraction to 4/6 but claims that 6/9 is not equivalent to 4/6. Strangely enough I thought they all equal .66666 . Other than an occasional mishap like this, the school is great. Sufficient homework is supplied to the children and the school receives very high US ratings. Parents be prepared to spend alot of time with your children on a daily basis, cause the teachers like to supply assignments that require alot of parent-child interaction. In simple terms, parents you will come to better understand your children and you will feel as if your learning 5th and 6th grade all over again. The staff and teachers are very friendly as well as the other parents! For after all, this is the 'City of Good Neighbors'
—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 30% in 2013.

437 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

438 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

435 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.

455 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

458 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%
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.

416 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

418 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%
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%
Female43%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities4%
General population45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%

Math

All Students55%
Female53%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities16%
General population60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%

Science

All Students98%
Female99%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities86%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
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 Students38%
Female47%
Male31%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities5%
General population44%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%

Math

All Students53%
Female54%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities16%
General population59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
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 Students48%
Female51%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities12%
General population54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%

Math

All Students49%
Female48%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities19%
General population55%
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

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 95% 48%
Hispanic 2 2% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 1% 9%
Black 1 1% 19%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 0%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 6%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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5201 William St
Lancaster, NY 14086
Phone: (716) 686-3800

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