Pennington School

3/10
GreatSchools Rating
Reviews
52
Grades
PK-7
Students
387
Type
Public
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Academics
5/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

Worth a deeper look:

Test scores at this school are about the same as the state average, though still below the top-performing schools in the state. Because test scores in some states are so low, many students at this school may not be performing at grade level.


Parent tips

Ask the school what it’s doing to help students who are behind. Understand what on-track learning looks like, and ask the school what it’s doing to accelerate progress for students.


English
36%
State avg: 38%
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Math
22%
State avg: 39%
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Biology I
93%
State avg: 78%
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1/10
Student progress

Very concerning:

Students at this school are making far less academic progress given where they were last year, compared to other students in the state.

Depending on the school's test scores, student progress (also known as student growth) means different things.

Very low progress with low test scores means... that students are starting at a low point and falling even farther behind their peers.

Very low progress with high test scores means... students have strong academic skills but that the school is not contributing to student learning as much as other schools in the state.


Parent tip

Ask the school how it interprets this rating and how it might use this information to improve its programs.

Equity
Environment
Students
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Black
53%
Hispanic
20%
White
19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander
5%
Two or more races
2%
American Indian/Alaska Native
1%
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
14 :1
State avg: 13 :1
Percent of teachers with less than 3 years of experience
4%
State avg: 8%
% of full time teachers who are certified
100%
State avg: 99%
52 Reviews
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Neighborhood
20 Fairway Street
Mount Vernon, NY 10552
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Last modified: June 8, 2017
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