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Little Tor Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 268 students

 

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Posted August 22, 2013

Little Tor is a great school because it is one of the smaller schools in the district, making it easy to get to know everyone, even when your child is not in a particular grade. The staff is always helpful and all the teachers my kids have had have been great with the kids and easy to communicate with. Our principal is really hands on and she along with her support staff all get to know the kids and families. Two of our 3 kids are now alumni of LT, we have one left. Each has done very well in the area of education, and I thank the teachers and staff at LT for this, because they take the time to listen to my concerns, when I have needed to discuss any issues my kids were having. I whole heartily believe, success for our kids in school begins with honest, open, respectful conversation and communication with their teachers, and that is exactly the relationships I have had with the teachers my kids have had.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2013

I have 3 children who have attended this school. All needed extra help at different levels. They not only received the help they needed, but my oldest is now in honors level classes at the middle school, and my other 2 are consistently receiving excellent grades. You have to put a bit of effort in as a parent to be sure the proper help is given when it is needed, but having done that, out children have thrived there. As a side not, they have made wonderful friends which both my wife and I are very happy about. We believe good friends lead to good choices.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2010

The teaching staff is very committed to the students and community. Parent involvement is very high.


Posted April 22, 2007

A great, smaller sized elementary school. Specialized services, after school programs, scouts, fields for sports, decent but not shaded playground. Nice staff, well trained. A great deal of turnover for the principal though. My son really enjoys this school.
—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 32% in 2014.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
63%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
89%
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
White 1 79% 48%
Hispanic 2 10% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 7% 9%
Black 1 2% 19%
Two or more races 2 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 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 26%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 12%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 76%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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56 Gregory St
New City, NY 10956
Phone: (845) 624-3471

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