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Arthur S May School

Public | K-5 | 479 students

 

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Posted May 20, 2013

I love Arthur S. May..my daughter is in 1st grade and this is her first year here. She has learned so much this year and her teacher is amazing!! I love this school and I can't wait to see how the next few years go. This district is wonderful and the teachers care a lot about there students. She was at the City of PK district last year and it was huge difference even compared to there lunch menu is different.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2011

arthur s. may is a wonderful school, wouldn't want my kids to go to school any where else.. the teachers are caring and excellent.. :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2008

My daughter is in Kindergarten at Arthur S. May and she absolutley loves it. Her teacher, Mrs. Leigh is wonderful, she makes learning fun for the children by incorporating songs and little dance moves to teach the alphabet and the days of the week. The school stays in touch with the parents with frequent letters home just to let us know what's going on. I'm a room mom in my daughter's class, I help do all the holiday parties with a few of the other moms so I've seen how great Mrs. Leigh is and how well the children respond to and interact with her. I love the school and I can't wait for my other two girls to get there. If you're thinking of starting your child at Arthur S. May, try to get Mrs. Leigh!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2007

I have one child who currently attends Arthur S. May and one who attended until he went to middle school. This is an excellent school with caring teachers and administration and a rigorous academic program. The office staff is incredible as well.
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Posted May 31, 2006

This school has an excellent academic cirriculum. They offer so many wonderful programs. There is the MORE program for gifted students, Banana Splits for children of divorce. I LOVE how they still have half day kindergarten! There is one teacher at this school who deserves special mention - Kelly Becker aka Ms. Becker. She teaches 1st grade. She is so wonderful, kind and loving to the children. It is so rare to find a teacher that gives as much as Ms. Becker. The principal, Michael Malet, really cares about the children. Whenever I visit the school to have lunch with one of my children, I always see Mr. Malet walking around. I feel safe knowing my children are in his hands 6 hours a day.
—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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
47%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
57%
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
White 2 62% 48%
Black 1 16% 19%
Hispanic 2 16% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 4% 9%
Two or more races 2 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 14%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 136%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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 6%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. SHERI PRIMEAUX

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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25 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Phone: (845) 486-4960

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