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Harold D Fayette School

Public | K-6 | 297 students

 

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Posted May 7, 2010

I love the small classes and warm and friendly staff. They are all very caring and truly show their love to our children. Our children have the best school!! The way my son speaks of his teacher, I feel like she is part of our family. Way to go Fayette!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

Because of the caring, dedicated teachers and staff that make my children want to go to school every day!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2010

The teachers are wonderful, when they are not pulled out of the class. I am happy with the overall education that my children are receiving. Parents, at least one, should be more involved in the PTA so their children see that they are active in their lives. It builds a stronger foundation and relationship for their child's future involvement as they go through middle-school and high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2010

I would highly recommend the Fayette School. Both my children have not only flourished but have been enriched academically and culturally. The emphasis on reading and writing is wonderful. Some problems I see are with parents who don't view the school/home connection as a partnership. Mr. Merims is a wonderful principal and is one of the hardest working professionals I ever met.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

This school is really a pathetic excuse for a school. Many of the teachers are quite unprofessional, do not check homework and run out the door after the end of the school day before some parents even get their children in the car. The overall feel is that the school and district is more concerned about protecting themselves from liablility than educating the children. While the principal appears to be an intelligent, dedicated and hard working individual, he does not appear to have the repect of his staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2009

Very poor teachers. Mr Merims has no idea how to run a school correctly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2008

This school is a failing school. It pushes children through the grades whether they pass or fail. The staff is incompetent and I would not recommed this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2008

There are relatively small classes which is almost unheard of. Every teacher I have interacted with genuinely cares about the children and their individual needs. The principal, Mr. Howard Merims, is a wonderful example of devotion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2005

Outstanding service excellent teaching staff. Very caring to students. Great emphasis on reading and writing skills.
—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 31% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
74%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
83%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%
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 Students62%
Female92%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant62%

Math

All Students51%
Female46%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant51%
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 Students43%
Female57%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%

Math

All Students58%
Female55%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%

Science

All Students95%
Female100%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
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 Students52%
Female70%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%

Math

All Students52%
Female64%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
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 Students57%
Female72%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%

Math

All Students50%
Female59%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 2 77% 48%
Hispanic 2 10% 23%
Black 1 7% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 6% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 3%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28%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 54%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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