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Berea Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 396 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted April 29, 2014

I am so disgusted with this school. I moved here from another state late in the school year and my child's teacher is cold and very disrespectful with her tone and quick to blame everyone but, herself for some mistakes. She has a bad attitude and it showed in my parent teacher conference. Who disrespects a students parents? Why let a person with such a horrible demeanor towards children and their parents work at your school is beyond me. Before coming to this school my child was a honor student coming from a 5 star school district who loved school. We moved here my child is bullied and we don't receive a welcome packet from the teacher listing how things works ( since we are new to the state). I didn't even know the teachers name until I called her the wrong name and asked for details on how her classroom works. What a great way to make a new student and their family feel welcomed. While the supporting staff is very pleasant she ruins it for everyone!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2014

I am a care giver for a Berea student we are lucky to have a child attend this school . It is easy to judge a school by tests, but let me tell you what they learn . The children learn how I portant they are to their families, to their friends and to their community. They lesrn self esteam and responsibility. Most of all they learn how much their teachers and principal carefor them. They are taught the basic needs to grow up to be a good person. They also lesrn to reach for the stars no matter how high. You can be anything you want to be, but it takes work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2012

My son goes to Berea and so far so good! His teachers are great, he has made friends, he enjoys learning. Security is good!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2007

I have been very impressed with the way Berea Elementary is run. Surprisingly they run it like a business, they take security very seriously too. Extra help for special ed students, and great reading programs that saved my son. Teachers that care, and go the extra mile with after school programs and special math groups.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2006

My child has only started Kindergarten, but she is enjoying it thoroughly. I have found the principal and teachers helpful, accessible and caring. It's only been a couple of weeks, but I am happy with what I've seen.
—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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
86%

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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
62%
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 Students29%
Female39%
Male14%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities0%
General population38%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English29%
Non-migrant29%

Math

All Students35%
Female41%
Male28%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities0%
General population47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English35%
Non-migrant35%
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 Students43%
Female42%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%

Math

All Students43%
Female36%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Science

All Students92%
Female89%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
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 Students28%
Female25%
Male31%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities0%
General population34%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English28%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%

Math

All Students18%
Female12%
Male28%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities0%
General population23%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English18%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant18%
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 1 63% 48%
Hispanic 1 22% 23%
Black 1 10% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 2% 9%
Two or more races 2 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 22%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 226%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 9%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 11%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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Montgomery, NY 12549
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