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Minoa Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 378 students

 

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Posted December 4, 2012

My youngest daughter is a 4th grader at Minoa and has been there since kindergarten. She has had fabulous teachers and I feel that the leadership and teaching staff is outstanding. From what I've seen, parental involvement is definitely encouraged, including volunteering in the classrooms and reinforcing at home what is learned in the classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2008

I have a child in Minoa Elementary in a typical classroon with Special Education students also. My child has benefited from this experience. Having a Teaching Assistant working side by side with the teacher is what every child deserves. This has been the most successful year for my child by far. I will always try to request that my child be put into the classroom that has the assistant. You just never hear any feedback on how valuable these assistants are. I feel bad for the parents who don't realize how successful these classrooms are.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2007

My youngest son is now in 1st grade at Minoa. I have had 4 other children go through Minoa and I have never had a problem. There are some wonderful teachers in this school who go above and beyond the role of teacher to help the students achieve their personal best. I have 2 son's with learning disabilities and I have never seen anyone (other students, staff or the principal) treat them differently or avoid them for any reason. I have always felt that in this school my children received the best start possible. I agree that some classrooms/teacher's seem more open to parent's coming in to the classroom than others, but I think that has more to do with the time or day that you choose to do that more than anything else. Set up a schedule next time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2007

I think Minoa is a great school! There are many dedicated teachers who have children's best interests at heart. My daughter has a learning disability and I have ever had any belittling of her at all. I have found the staff to be very supportive of her academically and socially. I have to disagree about parental involvement. I have had children in Minoa and still have one there and have always been allowed to volunteer. Perhaps it is the type of parent you are. Teachers do not want parents in their classroom who are there for the wrong reasons. I do know that in the past parents who have volunteered in my friends classroom in another school would go back and talk about kids. Maybe the you come across as that kind of parent. It's obvious by the posting you definitely have an ax to grind so that could be the reason
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2007

This school's administration is not parent nor child friendly. The principal is huge on discipline and test scores sacrificing quality of education. Children will study a complete semester of math without any exposure to science if that happens to be the state test of the quarter. If your child has any learning difficulties or disabilities, the principal will go out of her way to find a fault with that child. Let it be discipline or to the extent of belittling parents in front of staff. Parental involvement is discouraged. The PTO president is the principal's crony. The only pleasant comment I have is, there are a few great teachers who aren't allowed to fully express themselves. In my personal experience, I feel the principal is very unstable. Shame on you ESM district and NYS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2005

This school houses approx. 425 students (K-5).For the most part the teaching staff is fairly new. There is a good mix of good seasoned teachers as well. The Principal seems overwhelmed. Her educational leadership skills are clearly lacking.
—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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
53%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
68%
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 Students34%
Female33%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population38%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English34%
Non-migrant34%

Math

All Students37%
Female37%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population41%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English37%
Non-migrant37%
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 Students30%
Female38%
Male23%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population34%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%

Math

All Students27%
Female32%
Male22%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population29%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%

Science

All Students92%
Female91%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
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 Students20%
Female14%
Male26%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities7%
General population23%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English20%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant20%

Math

All Students17%
Female9%
Male26%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities0%
General population21%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English17%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant17%
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 1 95% 48%
Hispanic 1 2% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 1% 9%
Black 2 1% 19%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 20%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 232%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 10%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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501 N Main St
Minoa, NY 13116
Phone: (315) 434-3420

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