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Thornell Road School

Public | K-5 | 475 students

 
 

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Posted December 1, 2011

This school is fantastic! My son attended a private school prior to enrolling at Thornell Elementary School and I was worried about the transition and academics but it has been the best move we ever made! My older children attended Mendon Center so I feel as though I have a good perspective. Every teacher my son has had at Thornell has been superior! The school has a warm, nurturing feel, with strong academics. Everyone is friendly - from the principal to the front desk receptionist. Mendon Center was a great school as well, but a bit large and impersonal. Thornell Road School has my highest endorsement!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2009

As a parent of three children who have attended Thornell I can speak from experience. This is a great place, with great teachers, with successful music/arts programs and they made sure that extra curricular programs were readily available.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2008

No way would I ever give this school any rating above a 6. All 3 of my children attend this school. we came from another district nearby and were sadly disappointed. There is no before or after school extra help, many teachers are gone as soon as the busses pull out. There are rediculous monetary charges for every single thing associated with the school. Our former district had help available, staff willing to assist in any way when necessary (without arguement) summer curriculum courses were incredible (and without charge!!) This school even cherges for chess club, whereas our other did not. When having to work with teachers at Thornell rd, I would receive empty promises that always fell short. Rude remarks toward children, I countless times and I'm not the only parent with this issue!
—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 32% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
78%
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for 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 33% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for 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 2014.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for 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 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%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 6% 9%
Hispanic 2 4% 23%
Black 1 3% 19%
Two or more races 1 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
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 25%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 18%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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431 Thornell Rd
Pittsford, NY 14534
Phone: (585) 267-1702

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