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Park Avenue School

Public | K-5 | 457 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted June 18, 2014

I do not agree with the dual language program. And it's enforced by the principal.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2007

I think that Park Ave is a great school. They have a new principal that seems to have good leadership skills. The children are bright and caring and that's because most teachers go above and beyond. The only thing that needs to improve is the main office. The women that work there often seem annoyed and lack personality and charisma.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2005

Very disappointed with the school. If almost 60% of the students are hispanic, you would think that majority of the teachers could speak Spanish. That is not the case here. The teachers are cold toward visitors and get frustrated with the students very easily, even though there are a few exceptions. The principal is two faced and will tell you whatever he thinks that you want to hear. He is quite hostile with the students and is rarely seen around the school. Overall, the school does not have the materials or resources that they need and is not an ideal atmosphere if you want a good education for your child.
—Submitted by a staff


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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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
14%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
31%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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 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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
16%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
68%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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
Hispanic 1 65% 23%
White 2 29% 48%
Black 2 4% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 229%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 254%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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 48%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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Port Chester, NY 10573
Phone: (914) 934-7895

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