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Seventy Ninth Street School

Public | PK-6 | 411 students

 

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Posted November 17, 2007

i go to this school and it is sooo kool
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 9, 2003

The teachers and the new principal at 79th Street School are exceptionally well qualified for their positions,and our son is thriving there.The parent involvement is excellent,and I also contribute to the classroom and PTT.I feel the school is A-1 and continuing to excel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

i went to this school, as do my 2 school age children now. i think it is the best elementary in the city.
—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 31% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
66%

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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
65%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
65%
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 Students13%
Female9%
Male16%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities0%
General population16%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English13%
Non-migrant13%

Math

All Students15%
Female5%
Male22%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White19%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities10%
General population17%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English15%
Non-migrant15%
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 Students23%
Female27%
Male17%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population25%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English23%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant23%

Math

All Students19%
Female14%
Male26%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White20%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population22%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English19%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant19%

Science

All Students93%
Female90%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
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%
Female14%
Male11%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population14%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English12%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant12%

Math

All Students6%
Female14%
Male0%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White8%
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population7%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English6%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant6%
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%
Female10%
Male15%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White14%
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population12%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English12%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant12%

Math

All Students4%
Female0%
Male8%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White3%
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantaged5%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population4%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English4%
Migrantn/a
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 2 78% 48%
Black 2 16% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 2% 1%
Hispanic 2 2% 23%
Two or more races 1 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 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 163%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 100%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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551 79th St
Niagara Falls, NY 14304
Phone: (716) 278-7900

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