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Jefferson Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 618 students

 

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Posted February 6, 2011

My daughter attended this school last year. 2009-2010, I had to pull her out mid year. She was in kaliedescope, which is supposed to be for really smart kids but she had poor reading comprehension skills and no writing skills. The amount of homework given was almost nothing, I spoke to other moms whose kids attended other New Rochelle schools and got quite a suprise when they showed me the homework and school work their kids were receiving. It was like day and night. I complained to principal who was Mrs. Slotkin at the time without much success. . There are a lot of students from other countries which is a plus because kids get exposure to other cultures. The afterschool activities are federallly funded and are only available to low income families and kids that are doing poorly academically. There are a lot of social issues that this school has to deal with because of the area. They do a great job in this aspect by helping a lot of parents with social problems/.social needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

My child was in the magnet program at Barnard for 4 years, so I became friends with many of my child's peers.Barnard only goes up to 2nd grade and my child was zoned for Jefferson in 3rd grade I spoke to the mothers at the other New Rochelle schools and we compared homework, school projects, curriculum.and after school activities as well as field trips. I can honestly say the homework from Jefferson is lower standards than the other district schools. I became upset when the mother's whose children attended other New Rochelle schools told me about all the things their kids were doing in school in the same grade. When I did not believe my ears, I compared homework and saw with my own eyes. 4th grade homework at Jefferson looks like 3rd grade homework from Trinity and Ward School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2008

I'm so glad my brother and I got to attend jefferson school, now my son is attending and his needs are being met by amazing teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2008

This is an exceptional school for all children. It is a caring environment that stresses kindness and quality education. The principal, assistant principal and staff is great. Thank you all for giving my children a quality education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2008

Awful. Any parent with a special needs child should aviod this school at all costs. The administration ties the hands of its teachers at the expense of the students. Avoid!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2006

Jefferson School lives up to it's mission, 'A high performing school that cares.' The principal, Cindy Slotkin, and the assistant principal, Susan Yom, are a phenomenal team that really leads the school to embrace all learning styles and needs. The staff is CARING especially the special education department. The after school program taught my kids to play tennis and golf. It's like a mini private school. It is the hidden gem of New Rochelle, we're afraid the word will get out and make the school larger. Yes! Do not let the scores fool you, the quality of education is top notch!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

jefferson is an amazing children's school. please do not let the scores deter you from the quality of education the students are offered. there are many ESL students here hence the lower scores. wondrous school where children with special needs are incorporated with others therefore 'labels' are not pointed out of those students. **** 4 stars!
—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.

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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 31% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
62%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%
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 Students25%
Female33%
Male19%
African American18%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population27%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English28%
Non-migrant25%

Math

All Students25%
Female29%
Male20%
African American4%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population26%
English language learners6%
Proficient in English28%
Non-migrant25%
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 Students18%
Female25%
Male11%
African American25%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities9%
General population19%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English21%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant18%

Math

All Students26%
Female27%
Male24%
African American17%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities9%
General population27%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant26%

Science

All Students90%
Female92%
Male90%
African American95%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities90%
General population91%
English language learners60%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
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 Students18%
Female19%
Male17%
African American14%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities0%
General population20%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English20%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant18%

Math

All Students19%
Female26%
Male12%
African American10%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities0%
General population21%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English23%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant19%
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 56% 23%
White 2 21% 48%
Black 1 19% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 4% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 223%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 266%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 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 51%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 2%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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131 Weyman Ave
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