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The East Village Community School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 243 students

 

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Posted October 30, 2013

What a gift this school is! Our daughter is in 2nd grade and we could not be more pleased. EVCS is public elementary education that spends it's energy and resources locating the nexus of academic rigor and child centered, socio-emotional development. We feel like we found a private, progressive school within NYC public education. Like all good things, there remain opportunities for development and improvement, but we came from an extraordinary private school of which we could easily have said the same. We're grateful and encouraged by the administration's diligence in striving higher and always looking to bring the best they can to the kids. Our child's reading has leaped forward in two months, and her numbers and general math fluency are evidenced by the "sprints" she brings home each week. I hope the Dept of Ed recognizes schools like this that go beyond what's required and bring such a heightened level of primary education to our neighborhood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

This school is mediocre at best! The worst decision of my life! My son attended this school four years ago for first and second grades and hated every minute of it. At first glanced it appeared to be a "progressive" school, but was nothing more than sub-standard "wanna be" school. The bullying from the faculty and children were horrendous! Bullying here is acceptable and encouraged as the teachers watch them get teased, pushed and hurt without making the attempt to stop it. The principle is a joke, the vice principle is a bully himself and the teachers all find ways to label your child if s/he doesn't conform to their "textbook" examples/case studies. My son is still recovering from from that nightmare people call a school. I thought the first year was an adjustment period, but once he told me they made him feel "different", I took him out immediately. Academically, that place is a joke with one days worth of homework (5 math problems and a drawing from a book they read) for the whole week! I made sure he remained up to par with work books and activities. Save yourself and child heartache and don't enroll your child in this school! You will regret it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2010

My daughter has been at the school for two years now, and we have been very satisfied with the interesting curriculum and dedicated, talented teaching staff. The atmosphere is fun, and we have made many new friends. The facilities are fine and safe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

The Learning environment is very relaxed, the children learn very well and all the kids love school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2009

Great progressive school. It's a small school so you get to know everyone and your child has a feeling of ownership over the entire school experience. A great community of diverse and engaged parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2009

We have been very pleased and impressed at EVCS. The school is well managed and staffed with great people. The class sizes are small and the kids learn a lot in a progressive environment.
—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 32% in 2014.

29 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
50%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

35 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%
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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

15 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
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 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

In 2009-2010, this school was given a grade of "C" for the elementary school level.

About the tests


Progress Report Grades measure the school's contribution to student learning in three areas: School Environment, Student Performance and Student Progress. Schools can receive additional credit for achieving exemplary performance progress among high-needs students. Progress Report Grades range from A to F.

Source: New York City Department of Education

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 37% 48%
Hispanic 1 32% 23%
Black 2 15% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 12% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 3% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 13%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 239%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 11%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 22%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
The NYC Department of Education asked parents, teachers and students about their school's learning environment. Results provide insight into school climate, such as whether the school is academically rigorous, safe, communicative and collaborative. Learn more

The information captured by the survey is designed to support a dialogue among all members of the school community about how to make the school a better place to learn. An overall category score is calculated for each respondent group (parents, teachers, or students) by averaging the scores of the questions within that survey category.

Category scores for each of the respondent groups are then combined to form overall category scores. Alongside the results for each school are the aggregated results across all NYC public schools, which are provided as a basis for comparisons.

Learn more about the NYC DOE survey »Close
Based on 162 responses

This school provides ... 1

A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

This score measures whether parents, students and teachers feel that the school creates a physically and emotionally secure environment in which everyone can focus on student learning.

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This school
8.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.9
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.0
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

This score measures whether parents, students and teachers feel that the school provides information about the school's educational goals and offers appropriate feedback on each student's learning outcome.

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This school
8.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
9.1
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
7.8
 
Strong parent, teacher and student engagementWhat's this?

This score measures how engaged parents, students and teachers feel they are in an active and vibrant partnership to promote student learning.

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This school
8.8
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
9.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

This score measures how well parents, students and teachers feel that the school develops rigorous and meaningful academic goals that encourage students to do their best.

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This school
8.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents14364%
Teachers1986%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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  • MS. ROBIN WILLIAMS

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610 E 12th St
New York, NY 10009
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