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Mamaroneck Avenue School

Public | PK-5 | 749 students

 

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Posted February 24, 2014

My child attends MAS, and we have experienced nothing but excellence. We are very critical, and had some concerns going into it, but the school has proven just how high their standards are.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2011

I have been a parent of 3 chldren attending Mam'k Ave School for 10 years. Those who say it has a special warmth,diversity and character are correct. Those who say the teachers, admin and staff are top notch are similarly correct. There are those who will look at the "7" and see less than all of above. I wish the ratings were based on more than test scores, since there is so much more to a school. However, MAS' population is about 60% low income and so, it is difficult for many of the ESL students or students of ESLparents to do as well on testing. But, as a parent, you need to know that the benefits of having your child in a very diverse environment far outweigh the benefits of a "10" all white/upper income school,epecially if the educational value is the same. (The curriculum is the same at all 4 Mam'k School District elem schools.) Specifically, my 3 children are all "A+" students and the two who have moved on to Middle School (which the other 3 mostly white/upper income elem schools feed into) are STILL "A+" students. All of the schools in the Mamk School District are wonderful, but do not fear the diversity of MAS! (And we have the best ethnic foods at our fair!!)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2010

Mamaroneck Avenue School is one of the most diverse schools in Westchester. Their reading program is excellent. My kids were all reading well by the age 5. When we were trying to buy a slightly bigger house, she was not willing to move 5 blocks away since it will put us in a different school. Th e cooperation among the parents brought out by the faculty for any function is amazing. Another interesting thing is that a lot of the teachers in the school district pick Mamaroneck Avenue school for their kids primary school, although they teach at different schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

When a parent sends their child to school, especially grammar school age, they want to feel confident that their child is being taken care of. Aside from receiving a great education, the administration and faculty at Mamaroneck Ave. School gives our children the care and guidance that comes from the heart. It is reassuring to know that the second home of our children is Mamaroneck Avenue School and we leave them with wonderful caregivers every day!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2009

This is definitely a school that has the students' learning at the top of the list. Superb teaching, a warm and caring enviroment and extreme involvement in the childrens' lives is what makes Mamaroneck Avenue school stand out. Very happy to have my child attend this school; keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

MAS has a extemely welcoming and nurturing envirnoment. The staff work very hard to meet the needs of all the children and their families
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

Beacause of its diversity - its the real world and I think that my chidlren learned how to be social and respectful of others despite race, religion and culture.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

it has been great for my kids and the teachers are fantastic
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

Carrie Amon, Principal, is unbelievably dedicated to the health, education and well-being of every student and staff member in Mamaroneck Avenue School. My kids are no longer in the school and I still feel it is an amazing place every time I go back to help or visit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2009

We're very impressed with the quality of MAS. The teachers are a wonderful balance of experienced and enthusiastic and the principal is the best in the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2008

This school was a great introduction to school life. I just wish that I were young again so I could come back and attend it again. The teachers rocked and its memories were never forgotten after graduating three years ago.


Posted January 19, 2007

My son attends this school. They offer many wonderful programs to the students and the teachers keep parents posted on how their child is doing through e-mails. I find this school to be extraordinary and a wonderful place for any child to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2006

It is a wonderful school with an excellent focus on a well rounded development of the children. Just halfway through the school year, my child has had access to school sponsored plays at the local theater, books to keep, a good library and a remarkable friendly environment. It is a warm, inviting and diverse community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2004

This is an amazing school. The teachers are all excellent and the students are great. Loving and warm environment. The diversity is what makes this school so special. There are children from very different socio-economic backgrounds and they are all friends. The parents are very involved and are made to feel welcome in the school. I wish I was a child again so I could attend Mamaroneck ave school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2004

Excellent nurturing environment. This school is a treasure! The perfect mix of students. The staff are the highest quality of professionals. Small class size. Language and academic support. After school programs for all. We feel very lucky to have our children at this wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

I've had 2 kids go through this school, and it's terrific. They help the ones who need help, they inspire the ones who are ready to be inspired. And they learn a whole lot about about other culteres in the process. The diversity in this school is a real plus, not a negative.


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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 31% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%
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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
81%
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 Students45%
Female42%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant45%

Math

All Students47%
Female42%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant47%
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 Students32%
Female35%
Male31%
African American27%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities0%
General population35%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%

Math

All Students55%
Female51%
Male60%
African American45%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities0%
General population60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%

Science

All Students90%
Female91%
Male90%
African American80%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities90%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
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

English Language Arts

All Students34%
Female41%
Male28%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander60%
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities7%
General population38%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant34%

Math

All Students36%
Female37%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander60%
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities0%
General population43%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
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
Hispanic 1 45% 23%
White 2 42% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 6% 9%
Black 2 4% 19%
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 112%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 143%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 2%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 45%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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850 Mamaroneck Ave
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
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