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Canaan Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 511 students

 

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Posted October 13, 2010

Everyone cares about the students-from the teachers to the principal to everyone in between!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2007

I have three children currently in Canaan. I have found the teachers overwhelmingly supportive and accessible. I also understand that every parent does have different opinions. They have a great culture that supports education on every level. Which includes community service and personal responsibility. But, there is always room for improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2005

I feel that the school is very good for most students. The reason why I say most, is because if a child is a good student and can work independently, they will do great. My daughter just graduated from Canaan in June. School is very easy for her. She gets good grades. My one son, is having a lot of difficulty. I have been trying to get paperwork from the District to have him tested so he could receive extra help. This has been going on since March. He is struggling and his self-confidence levels keep dropping. I have written a letter to his current teacher explaining the situation. I feel confident that his teacher this year will make every effort needed. My youngest son started Kindergarten. I am very excited that they are implementing a new reading program. His class is the first to test it and is seems great.
—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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
39%
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. 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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%
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. 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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
48%
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. 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

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 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 65% 48%
Hispanic 29% 23%
Black 3% 19%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Asian 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 11%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42%N/A43%
Source: 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 75%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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School Leader's name
  • MR. ROBERT EPSTEIN

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