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Bedford Road School

Public | K-4 | 631 students

 

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Posted September 18, 2009

BRS as well as all the schools in Plesantville are amazing ... it's the teachers, adminstration and staff that we trust our children with every day. They nuture, care and educate the most precious things in our lives. It's a wonderful place to raise your children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Bedford Road School (BRS) is a very warm and nurturing school for our children. They foster learning, growth, and independence within a safe environment. The staff is wonderful and the PTA goes above and beyond for the school. I feel very fortunate to be a part of such a wonderful organization.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 26, 2008

We are two for two - my first daughter had a great kindergarten experience, and we now are in a great first grade class. Great teachers, concerned administration. This is why you live in Pleasantville.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2008

Fantastic school and launching pad for students throughout the Pleasantville system. The teacher, student, community and parental involvement is outstanding and truly the differentiating factor for Bedford Road Schools success.
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Posted June 6, 2007

To follow up, my daughter is completing kindergarten at BRS and it's been a wonderful year. Her teacher took the initiative to suggest placing my daughter in an integrated collab. class (from an exclusively special ed. setting) and, with support from her excellent regular ed. and special ed. teachers, assistants, therapists, etc., she's thrived. We've seen tremendous improvement this year and so much derives from the incredible professionals at BRS. Thank you!
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Posted May 18, 2007

Almost done with BRS and sad to leave. 2 kids through. No special needs, just the drive to learn. And BRS helped them blossom. The new leadership has created a great learning environment.
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Posted May 27, 2005

The Bedford Road school is great. I have two children there (K and 2nd grade) and they both love it. My younger child has required special services (speech therapy) and the district has been extremely supportive. My son has made tremendous advances due to the support of the school district. The quality of the academic programs is great. The teachers are caring and always willing to help. The school itself is new and beautiful with plenty of nice 'extras' for the kids like a huge gym, little theater, big library, etc. There is a high level of parent involvement in the school. They encourage parent participation in the classroom on a regular basis. Extracurricular activities are also plentiful.
—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.

Grade level

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 32% in 2014.

122 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

122 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
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 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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 2 84% 48%
Hispanic 2 8% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 7% 9%
Black 1 1% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 24%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 6%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 42%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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  • MS. MARGARET GALOTTI

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289 Bedford Rd
Pleasantville, NY 10570
Phone: (914) 741-1440

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