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Graham School

Public | PK-6 | 433 students

 

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Posted July 9, 2009

I used to go to graham and all my teachers pushed me i made great friends and was salutatorian at my graduation class of 08 best year ever!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 2, 2009

My child use to go to graham and the teachers were excellent its just the area its located in
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

I want to say this year I see a lot of changes. The principal's (Mrs. McGregor) doing a lot of great things. The uniform policy instituted this year, GREAT. I'm really hoping to see 100% participation from students and parents. The school as a wonderful new feel. The only downside I see thus far is still communication is still a little shaky and the lack of parent involvement. It really looks like a lot of Graham parents don't care about their children or whats going on at school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2008

The leadership in this school is excellent. More Parent involvement is neccasary but Ms. McGregor is turning this school around. Love the uniform policy this year and look forward to seeing the scores go up. You get what you put into any school system my daughter is doing great and scored a 4 on her state tests!!! Parents need to get involved with parenting thier children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2008

This school is incapable of responsible teaching of our children. I have had repeated incidents with the lack of reponsible, professional security detail. The principal is non-accessible and unreponsive to parents concerns. I would not recommend this school to anyone that loves and wants the best possible education for their child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2007

If you don't say anything, know one will know. There is little to no communication going on at Graham. I am a parent who wants to be involved, but theres nothing going on and no one who seems to know. I'm trying to transfer my child out, but keep getting the run around. This use to be a really good school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2007

The school is grossly lacking in effective leadership. The principal has no clear policy for disciplining students and is weak in curriculum as well. Students needs are not being met.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2006

The school structure needs to change. There is a lack of discipline. The administration seems unable to control the school environment. School safety is lacking. Textbooks are outdated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2005

I'm transferring my daughter out of the school due to lack of discipline,(the students can be seen runniing through the halls at any given moment) safety(many fights) and low performance scores on the state math and reading scores. They do have excellent extra-curriculm activities and computer labs. The bathrooms are a disgrace some stalls without toilet seats.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
30%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
29%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
26%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
31%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
55%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
31%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
36%
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 Students17%
Female24%
Male6%
African American15%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population19%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant17%

Math

All Students18%
Female20%
Male16%
African American17%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population22%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/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

English Language Arts

All Students13%
Female22%
Male3%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population21%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant13%

Math

All Students9%
Female12%
Male6%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population15%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant9%

Science

All Students86%
Female91%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities74%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
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 Students9%
Female17%
Male0%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population12%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant9%

Math

All Students2%
Female4%
Male0%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population3%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant2%
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 Students8%
Female8%
Male9%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilities0%
General population13%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English8%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant8%

Math

All Students10%
Female7%
Male14%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilities5%
General population13%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English10%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant10%
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
Black 90% 19%
Hispanic 8% 23%
White 1% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 9%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 25%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 182%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 46%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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  • MS. NATASHA HUNTER-MCGREGOR

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421 E 5th St
Mount Vernon, NY 10553
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