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GreatSchools Rating

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

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Facts (and fiction) about school test scores

They're never the whole story, but test scores do offer important information about a school. If you know how to dig deeper.


Test scores

The bar charts below tell what percentage of students are performing at or above grade-level.

New York State Assessments


Showing results for all students

English Language Arts

Math

English Language Arts

Math

Science

English Language Arts

Math

English Language Arts

Math

About the test

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


Climate

Schools that are well organized, safe, and supportive are much more likely to be successful.

A safe and respectful environment

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.

Group Score (out of 10)
Total 8.6
Parents 8.7
Teachers 8.5
Source: See notes

Clear, useful communication about educational goals

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.

Group Score (out of 10)
Total 9.0
Parents 8.9
Teachers 9.2
Source: See notes

Strong parent, teacher, and student engagement

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

Group Score (out of 10)
Total 8.5
Parents 8.5
Teachers 8.5
Source: See notes

High academic expectations for all students

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.

Group Score (out of 10)
Total 8.7
Parents 8.8
Teachers 8.7
Source: See notes

Survey participation

Respondent group Number
Parents 145
Teachers 34
Source: See notes

Sources

A safe and respectful environment NYC Dept. of Education, 2012-2013
Clear, useful communication about educational goals NYC Dept. of Education, 2012-2013
Strong parent, teacher, and student engagement NYC Dept. of Education, 2012-2013
High academic expectations for all students NYC Dept. of Education, 2012-2013
Survey participation NYC Dept. of Education, 2012-2013