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Beekman School

Public | K-5 | 588 students

 
 

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Posted June 27, 2013

My children both go to Beekman. The teachers are on their A game! Each classroom is its own awesome. The first year my son attended there was a count down to the last two weeks of school everyday was a fun day. There are always flyers coming home for activities set up by the PTA or town events. There is a reading month where the children receive a prize at the end of every week. The principal is very involved in all the activities. The social worker and school psychologists are involved with the student activities. They have a special relationship with all students as should be incase any situation arises they can jump in to help. The school is a united front. Everyone helps for big events, for the arrival of the children in the morning, and dismissal. Its a small school but quaint. The atmosphere was an excellent change from the schools in the 5 boroughs where sometimes teachers don't realize what they say in front of their students. Even after my children moved on to their new grades their teachers from last year would tell me how proud they are of them when they see them walking quietly with their new class and always ask how is the year going etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2013

My daughter is currently attending this school for fifth grade after attending a private school for all her previous school years. Currently, we have noticed she loves being able to have more friends and the social aspect of school but the teachers do not challenge her, push her, or motivate her. Her teacher does not contact us if there are any problems which come about such as slipping grades, being distracted or anything like this. The curriculum is rampant with liberalism instead of a balanced approach, (we already knew this as we are in New York,) as well as some of the faculty displaying this behavior to the children. One incident was that I brought my daughter a treat type of lunch which she only gets so often, with it was a kids size soda. The principle decided my daughter was not allowed to have this soda because he does not want the kids consuming soda on his school property. I was not informed of this when I dropped off her lunch and left. I did not find out until my daughter told me when she arrived home. I was lucky I provided her with an apple juice before school, otherwise she would not have had a drink.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

My children are in their last years at Beekman Elementary and I have not been as impressed with this school as others. I have found that the teachers run the school, not the principal. They are allowed to conduct themselves in a manner that is not appropriate to children of any age (yelling, threatening, disrespectful). The principal is nice, but a pushover. She does not have any control over the teachers. I'm also disappointed in the learning center. Even thought my children went their during school hours, I still had to pay for a tutor over the summer. The tutor accomplished more in three months they the learning center did in 9 months.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2009

This is the best School! I was very very fortunate to have my girls ls in this schhol! Thank you all The Anderson family ps. We will miss you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2009

Wonderful caring people. Great school
—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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
64%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
95%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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 31% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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

All Students41%
Female48%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities0%
General population46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Non-migrant41%

Math

All Students38%
Female38%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities0%
General population43%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%
Non-migrant38%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students39%
Female47%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population42%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%

Math

All Students36%
Female42%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population39%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%

Science

All Students99%
Female100%
Male99%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities100%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students43%
Female53%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities0%
General population49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%

Math

All Students34%
Female36%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities0%
General population38%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English34%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant34%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

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 1 84% 48%
Hispanic 2 10% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 4% 9%
Black 1 2% 19%
Two or more races 2 1% 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 10%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 218%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 2%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 10%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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Poughquag, NY 12570
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