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Grimes School

Public | K-6 | 484 students

 

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Posted October 6, 2013

First of all, All Mount Vernon teachers are working very hard to meet the demands to teach our kids so they can succeed. We can make a difference Parents, don't give up! Grimes school is located on the "right" side, when you walk into Grimes whether its in the morning or late afternoon there is always someone there to greet you! Also you will noticed cultural unique pieces of art, painting, and pictures of our students. The school is full of positive images of leaders, activist, artists, poets and more ... this helps students see themselves and imagine the possibilities! I always good when I'm there! Everybody knows everybody !...Grimes is place of community, diversity...the foundation in which it stands on ...pride, principles, integrity, respect, and compassion. Thank you Grimes and thank you students for not given up!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2010

i like grimes alot better then the other scholls my daughter attented in mount vernon they are for the kids needs not just intrested in their test scores they are concerned with how the kids do in and out of class they are a very close knitt school and allow the children to get involved and stay involved with the things that are going on with the school the teachers are great and pay alot of attention to the kids needs.i'm glad that my child has had the chance to get this kind of expereince.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2010

my daughter attend and my younger son we are very involved parents.my daughter is graduating my son going to the 4 grade he is doing very well....the children behavior is out of control very little teachers can do the principal is so intuned with whats going on and treat these kids like her own the staff is very well trained I have had a few complaint but these parents need need need to change there behavior so these kidz can learn to behave they are like wild wild ...... but like I said my children is barely escaping and that because they have a wonderful involved parent and I can trust leaving them in school because the teachers are wonderful...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2010

Leadership is not lacking since administration highlights positive and inspires through 1) actions or 2) words. Attention is directed toward achieving State standards. effective leadership has resulted in principal and teachers working together to help students achieve.more parent involvement is greatly needed which will in turn creates more students achieving.yes behavior is poor and in need of help from our parents.
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Posted June 25, 2010

both my girls attend,teachers,staff are wonderful.the principal is the best she tends to all her children and is very involve.Chinese program is totally awesome both girls attend they even got skipped a grade level.students are bad 95% black and 5% multicultural go figure were this is coming from but coming from the home they are coming from you'll only wonder who is there parents if any.overall Grimes is a wonderful school and they do provide a great learning environment...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2007

Grimes is a great sxhool. It's only down fall is parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 32% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
4%

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
23%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
0%

2013

 
 
1%

2012

 
 
27%
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 33% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
7%

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
1%

2012

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
4%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
6%

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
38%
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 29% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
11%

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
32%
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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

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
Black 2 92% 19%
Hispanic 1 4% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 2% 9%
White 1 2% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 24%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 173%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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 50%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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58 S 10th Ave
Mount Vernon, NY 10550
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