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Colonial Village Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 494 students

 

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Posted August 2, 2013

Colonial Village (CV) above all else is a caring place for your child. CV borders the City of Niagara Falls, NY. As such the district for the school includes many areas that are far from wealthy. Despite the obvious limitations, the CV teachers and staff show that people who truly care have an incredible ability to overcome the ever more limited finances available to education today. My children s education has been exemplary. The greatest factor in this result is the utmost care given to them and their fellow students by each of their teachers, the administration, and support staff. They are willing to work with you so as to take into account the individual needs of your children; as well as their strengths. They do a wonderful job and all the children that I have encountered in Colonial Village seem to truly enjoy their experience there. I should add the principal is a gem of a person, administrator and educator. He is proactive and takes a personal interest in helping each of his students succeed. Finally, CV s small parent-teacher group does an unbelievable job in providing extracurricular activities and other special events for the students. Thank you to all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2009

My daughter is in third and my son is just finishing kindergarten. The teachers are excellent and the staff is wonderful. My kids are thriving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2006

My son is finishing kindergarden, and he enjoys school. He is reading at a first grade level right now (he's a little ahead of most kids), and I'm glad they've made reading a priority in kindergarden. At Colonial Village, there is a lot of opportunities for parental involvement, and even though I've only had one parent conference, I've conversed with his teacher all year via phone calls and notes. My son has been planning all year for their 'Invention Convention' and can't wait to submit his idea next year! You get out of school what you put into it, so if you have high expectations for your child and help them outside of class, they will thrive wonderfully no matter what type of school they attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2006

My daughter attends this school and she loves it. Her teacher is wonderful, the principal is very friendly and the entire staff just loves its children. The school offers many activities for the children both during and after school hours. My daughter is able to read children's books and she is only in kindergarten, also she can add up to 10+10. I have no concerns about the quality of education that she is receiving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

Im not a Parent.I am a Student that just left colonial village school, (that i will miss very much)now going to middle school that im very nervous about but i will miss colonial village very much!!!!
—Submitted by a former student


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.

About these ratings

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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
56%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
96%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
58%
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 Students33%
Female39%
Male27%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population36%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English33%
Non-migrant33%

Math

All Students23%
Female18%
Male27%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population24%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English23%
Non-migrant23%
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 Students34%
Female43%
Male26%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population37%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English34%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant34%

Math

All Students30%
Female29%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population33%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%

Science

All Students90%
Female87%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
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 Students16%
Female23%
Male11%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White13%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities0%
General population21%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English16%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant16%

Math

All Students13%
Female17%
Male8%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White12%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities6%
General population14%
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

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 2 85% 48%
Black 1 5% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 4% 1%
Hispanic 1 3% 23%
Two or more races 1 3% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 0% 9%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 10%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 150%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 46%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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1456 Saunders Settlement Rd
Niagara Falls, NY 14305
Phone: (716) 215-3270

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