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Daniel Webster Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 541 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted April 2, 2014

Excellent School, Excellent Principal and Staff, Lots of parent involvement. My kids have thrived at this school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

This is a school that is dedicated to the students education and well being. With just over 500 students, the school truely feels like a family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

It's a great Magnet School with a diverse student population, a talented,creative and caring staff, and is known for emphasis on the arts, languages and lots of parental involvement. It's also small, about 400+ students which makes being there feel like family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Webster is among the finest schools in New Rochelle (overall a great school district). Typical of the district, its strenghts are its diversity combined with high performance. The children come from a variety of ethnicities and a range of socioeconomic backgrounds (probably as many children of wealthy professionals as there are children who are eligible for free lunch -- and everyone in between). Unlike some of the other schools in the district such as Davis, Ward, and Trinity, Webster is a small and attractive school where it is easy for children and their parents will really feel part of the school community. The PTA is very welcoming and most families are dual income so working parents have as much opportunity to be involved as the stay-at-home Moms. The teachers and principals are very good, too, and take a lot of pride at being from Webster.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2009

Webster is the best. I have a 2nd grader who entered the school two years ago as a shy girl but has since quickly blossomed socially, academically, and artistically. I credit the teachers, staff, and very active PTA for creating a joyful, and intellectual and emotionally safe environment, where students are free to follow their passions are encouraged to discover and share the world around them . I am stuck by the sense community and happiness at the school. It is an extraordinary school and we are proud to be a part of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2009

It is my son's first year in Webster and i could not be more happy with the school. I feel truly blessed that he got in the magnet program. The Teachers and staff are wonderful and the PTA is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2008

I have had a horrible experience at this school! The principal and staff have shown me that they do not have the children's best interest at heart.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2008

I have a child who is currently at D. Webster & we're having a great time. My daughter wishes school was 7 days a week & as a parent i am amazed by how quickly she is learning & how much fun she has while doing it. The Arts program is pricless for Elementary aged kids. The size of the school & the calmness of the surrounding enviroment is aslo a huge bonus, it is by far the smallest Elementary school in New Rochelle. The PTA is outstanding, i simly signed up for what i could do & have been called when needed. We have enjoyed a few of the family nights, which really help to build on the huge sense of community you get from being a part of this school. So far, we're thrilled.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2008

Webster is a family oriented school. There is something for everyone! If you want to get involved without getting involved this is the school for you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2006

I went to Daniel Webster when I was little, and I moved back to this wonderful neighborhood when I was ready to settle down. Now I have 3 kids in this school and I couldn't be happier. The teachers are kind, patient and focused. The staff is friendly and professional. In addition to the academically superior curriculum, Daniel Webster offers a countless number of programs not available anywhere else in Westchester. They have the Kaleidoscope program for gifted children, they have special help in the class for children who need a little more attention. For all children they offer studio arts programs in music, dance, art, architecture, book making, creative writing and more. They have chess in the classroom and computer classes; after school prgrams in tennis, chess, cooking, website design, knitting, etc. The PTA is remarkably active with a 90% participation. They host many family night events all year long.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2006

My son just graduated and my daughter is currently enrolled at the Daniel Webster School. I find the academic program to be adequate but far from outstanding. The New Rochelle Board of Education has ordinary aspirations though it tends to be self congratulatory. The Daniel Webster School has Excellent extracurricular activities that foster creativity in the students. However, I rate its academic program as Good, including the Kaleidoscope program, whose quality is uneven and is strongly dependent on the grade level and the performance of the available teaching staff. I find the vaunted foreign language program to be Weak. The apparent aim of the language program in these crucial young years is merely to provide an 'exposure' to foreign language and cultures. At Daniel Webster foreign language 'proficiency' is not in the vocabulary. If only the Magnet School program were synonymous with excellence in programming.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2006

My daughter attends kindergarten here (half day- beware), and we are less than impressed with her experience. Although the class size is small disciplinary issues seem to take the forefront to learning time. We are pleased with 'studio'classes avaialble (ballet last semester and printmaking this semester), and the fact that foreign language instruction begins in kindergarten. The PTA is very active; however, our overall experience of meeting like-minded parents has been limited, again due to the broad socio-economic diversity at this magnet school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2005

Great School, caring teachers, excellent academics. French and Spanish taught starting in K, continues thru 5th. Choir, orchrestra and band, art, pe, and library each week. Learning Garden with grade specific beds. Garden beds aligned to grade curriculum. Parent involvment - parents are very involved in school activities, fundraising, PTA and helping in classrooms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2004

My son spent k-5 at Webster School and my only regret was that he had to graduate. Now he has won a full academic scholarship tp private high school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2004

I had two children go through Webster school & I was extremely happy with parent/teacher involvement and the feeling of community in the school. I would recommend it highly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

Two of my children are currenty students at Webster and I must say the school benefits from lots of parent involvement I have never seen a school that works all together like a family the way Webster does.Webster School provides an excellent education because of the Teachers caring ways with the students.
—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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
75%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

115 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
81%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 2 44% 48%
Black 2 31% 19%
Hispanic 1 20% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 4% 9%
Two or more races 2 1% 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 24%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 233%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 67%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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New Rochelle, NY 10801
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