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Columbus Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 846 students

 

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Posted March 15, 2014

This is an excellent school. My son is attending Kindergarten his math, reading and social skills have improved drastically. He s reading at 1st grade level. His teacher is constantly encouraging him to do better. Sometimes I get surprise me when I see what he gets for homework. The principal is constantly getting involve, she knows everything that goes on in my son s class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2013

This school is horrible overcrowded by one race & forced to base were i can send my child by a lotto system, classes overcrowded total disgrace wake up acting superindendant ! pricipal caters to one race only to !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2010

Columbus Elementary is a school which exemplifies the very best of what makes America great. It is a place where not only a child's intellectual curiosity is stimulated but where their characters are nurtured and their hearts protected. What Dr. Joseph and his staff continue to do year after year is nothing short of fantastiglorious!!. For a student body which is predominantly English language learners, they continue to exceed expectations when it comes to both the verbal and math state exams. For this last round of testing, New York raised the bar on grading the exams and even with this higher expectation, the school was a shining star. Kudos to a wonderful academic environment and to the principal, Dr, Joseph the assistant principal Ms. Nunez and all of the wonderful teachers and staff that , year after year, continue make this place a true bastion of academic and character building achievement!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2009

The staff is wonderful however, it seems to have a select group that is favored over the others. I wasn't impressed with the Terc math program nor its facilitator.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2008

This school has CILA and Bilingual classes. It has a gifted program and ESL. They have more technology than other schools in New Rochelle, like a SmartBoard in every class and in the cafeteria. The older students work with architects and designers to have EXPO. And they have a Literacy Fair by the younger students. They have the highest math scores in the district and the students do very well when they go on to middle school and the high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2008

This school is one of the poorest schools in New Rochelle. The District is well aware of this matter and yes they are very racist. After they fill their 'quotas' they over pack this small school and offer minimal services compared to the other elementary schools. I am not in any way putting down the staff because they do try with what they have but let's face reality the Board of Ed is made of arrogant 'white collar' people. I am not the first to say this and notice this. So if you want your child being in a class thats not even an ESL or CILA class but the teacher still has to waste her time by explaining things twice (in English and Spanish) then this school might be for your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2007

From the Director to all the staff at Columbus, they treat our children as they would to their children. Teaching them with love and care. My daughter has learned so much in the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2004

Columbus elementary is one of the best schools in New Rochelle!!! The teachers are the heart of the school, giving 120% in everything they do. They doors are always open to concerned parents.
—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.

About these ratings

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.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%
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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
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 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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
82%
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 Students27%
Female29%
Male25%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population28%
English language learners3%
Proficient in English33%
Non-migrant27%

Math

All Students42%
Female39%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population44%
English language learners13%
Proficient in English51%
Non-migrant42%
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 Students27%
Female32%
Male22%
African American40%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population28%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%

Math

All Students55%
Female60%
Male51%
African American60%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population57%
English language learners38%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%

Science

All Students98%
Female100%
Male94%
African American100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic97%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population99%
English language learners88%
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
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 Students25%
Female25%
Male25%
African American18%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population26%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English28%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant25%

Math

All Students31%
Female30%
Male32%
African American18%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population32%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English34%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%
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
Hispanic 1 78% 23%
White 1 12% 48%
Black 2 9% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 127%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 284%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 2%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 54%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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275 Washington Ave
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