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Drake School

Public | K-6 & ungraded | 319 students

 

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Posted October 12, 2010

The teachers have great communication with the parents, they do a lot for the community and they are trying to raise money for new playground equipment


Posted February 24, 2010

To the grandparent who feels that they should be allowed to walk their child to class. If anyone could get into the school and walk around whenever they felt like it, don't you think that it would be putting our children at risk? What if a predator entered the building saying they were a parent. We are not living in the 70's anymore, please!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2006

I have two childern going to Drake and couldn't be happier with the results I have seen from them. Both Childern have attend the schools gifted and talented program and I have been kept informed with their progress regualrly. The administration has a great open door policy and have always answered my question in a timely manner. I bought my house in this school district so my kids could go here and have never regretted that decision.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted December 3, 2005

I have four children that are currently or have attended Drake School. Drake is a very well run school that emphasizes to the students Respect, Responsibility and the Right to learn. All the teachers are very qualified and more important, very caring. There is a Gifted & Talented program and other enrichment programs offered. Both the music and art offered are top notch, with both chorus and band. One of Drake's biggest strengths is its strong PTA and parent involvement. Drake encourages and welcomes parent volunteers and the PTA has many activities for the entire family to share together. Many people have chosen to but houses in the Drake district because of the superior school experience for their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2005

I have seen a significant negative change in my grandchild since she has been in her grade 1 class. The expectations of these children is set far too high for this age group causing an almost neurotic reaction...'bad' seems to be the politcally correct word to emphasize spelling errors, spilled milk, etc. There is rare creative activity, rare outdoor play. Parent interaction with the teacher/students is discouraged...one cannot even walk their child into class, one is not encouraged to see what goes on in the classroom..seems they do an awful lot to keep the parents out..wonder why...something to hide?? I am an employee of a school board where parent/student/teacher interaction is hightly encouraged proving positive results from all...I would not and do not advocate this school if you wish your child to positively excel..it seems to be very secretive.
—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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
66%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
77%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
73%
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 Students16%
Female21%
Male13%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population16%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English16%
Non-migrant16%

Math

All Students24%
Female35%
Male17%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population22%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English24%
Non-migrant24%
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 Students19%
Female21%
Male17%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities7%
General population24%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English19%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant19%

Math

All Students28%
Female16%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities7%
General population36%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English28%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%

Science

All Students96%
Female95%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities94%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
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 Students32%
Female24%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population37%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%

Math

All Students34%
Female28%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population39%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English34%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant34%
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 Students18%
Female22%
Male13%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population22%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English18%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant18%

Math

All Students28%
Female33%
Male21%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population34%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English28%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%
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 1 95% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 1% 9%
Black 2 1% 19%
Hispanic 1 1% 23%
Two or more races 1 1% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 0%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 237%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 4%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 0%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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380 Drake Dr
North Tonawanda, NY 14120
Phone: (716) 807-3725

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