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Hyde Park School

Public | PK-6 | 445 students

 

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Posted August 8, 2014

This school is great. My children love it there. Teachers are wonderful and so friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2010

I love to volunteer but my child's classroom teacher made me so incredibly flustered that I didn't enjoy the experience one bit. I don't understand how my child learns anything here. They have so much criteria that needs to be met in such a short time frame that it leaves little or no room for some of the children that need extra attention. Then the children get pushed into special ed because the teachers have virtually no time to spend one on one with the kids. It's not fair at all. And the new principle???Forget it......it's easier to get information from a rock than her. Who does the hiring around here? I am very saddened that a once great school has turned in to this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2010

I have volunteered at this school and was uncomfortable the entire time. The area of the city doesn't seem that bad and then you enter the school and see the situations these poor children live in without even going to their home. However, the teachers and staff are so friendly and want to help the children. My only issue with this school is not the school itself but the unfortunate circumstances some of the children have to go throw. It was obvious of the lack of positive parental influence in some of these childrens lives and then hearing them talk to other kids in such a manner that I would pass out if I ever heard my child speak (swearing, fighting, sexual activity..in an elementarty school). For these reasons alone I would never send my child to this school!


Posted September 16, 2009

I love Hyde Park School because I have been doing the before and after school program for 10 years and always had a great relationship with all the Teachers and the chldren.The staff that I have delt with has always strived to improve the quality of education.The majority of the students have always enjoyed the class time.The kitchen and custodial staff are always trying to improve the environment for the teachers and students.The administrators are always seeking new methods and ways to make the school more enjoyable.I look forward to my duties in the school in the mornings and afternoons!Thank-you Gail Spalla(Miss Gail)


Posted August 10, 2008

My daughter has been going to this school since kindergarten. Her teachers have been wonderful, most of the staff are great and friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2004

This is one of the best public Elementary schools in the city of Niagara Falls,New York.My daughter is a First Grade student here and the Teachers,and Principal make this the best it can be.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
40%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
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 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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
59%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
41%
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 Students6%
Female9%
Male3%
African American4%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White5%
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population7%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English6%
Non-migrant6%

Math

All Students4%
Female0%
Male6%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White10%
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population4%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English4%
Non-migrant4%
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 Students13%
Female19%
Male6%
African American11%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White14%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilities6%
General population15%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English13%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant13%

Math

All Students19%
Female23%
Male15%
African American16%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities6%
General population23%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English19%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant19%

Science

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
African American97%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities88%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
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 Students12%
Female19%
Male4%
African American12%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White12%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population14%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English12%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant12%

Math

All Students9%
Female16%
Male0%
African American4%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White12%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population10%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English9%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant9%
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 Students10%
Female11%
Male9%
African American8%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White7%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population13%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English10%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant10%

Math

All Students13%
Female11%
Male15%
African American17%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White6%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population17%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English13%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant13%
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
Black 1 47% 19%
White 1 41% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 4% 1%
Two or more races 1 4% 1%
Hispanic 1 3% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 0% 9%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 20%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 186%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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 81%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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1620 Hyde Park Blvd
Niagara Falls, NY 14305
Phone: (716) 278-7980

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