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School 42 Abelard Reynolds

Public | PK-6 | 499 students

 

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Posted April 25, 2010

The teachers and administrators spend a lot of time nurturing these children, working with them on social skills as well as the core subjects. They teach respect by modeling respect and demonstrating that they value what students and parents have to say.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2009

School 42, in accordance with the suspect motivations of the entire Rochester City School District, does not provide adequate programs for developing the minds of children who show exceptional abilities. My son is functioning 4 grade levels higher than his age group, and for our efforts at encouraging him to excel, we get no special programs and illiterate slang from his mouth when he gets home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2006

I My self went to 42 and if it wasn't for the teachers and Mr.Derose plus Mr.Birthwright I would not be the way I am today that school and its teachers showed me that u can have fun while learning and that every problem is not settled by fighting so all I have to say is Thank you
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 28, 2006

While many of the teachers are well meaning, I think kids who are able to get by (but who would really excell with additional instruction) are ignored for the students who are struggling in many areas. Many of the teachers also lack appropriate classroom management and disciplinary styles. While the school seems to have adopted the PBIS (Postitive Behavior and Instructional Support)Program, it has fizzled out or is no longer enforced. I would like to see improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2005

This is my kids' first year in the Rochester City School District, and so far it has been a wonderful experience for them. My daughter is exceeding her level in all subjects, and my son is learning fast as well. However, I would like to see more parties and rewards for the students, but I know the city schools are on a tight budget. Overall, my children are learning and are happy, so I think school #42 is great for them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2004

I have two boys in this school and I think it is a fantastic school. Mr. DeRose (principal) is a very caring man and treats all the kids as if they were his own. He works very hard with the kids and parents for the betterment of the kids. Every teacher my boys have had has been excellent they put the kids first. If a child has a problem, they go out of their way to work with that child and his/her parents. I feel very comfortable with my kids there. They provide a safe and nurturing environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2004

My children went to 42 back when Preston McCloud was the principal, he was great he showed a lot of interest in the children and parents. When Rick Derose started there it down hill! No parent involvement always hiding in the office just horrible. No backbone. Only the teachers saved that school. Amy Barrett, Mrs. Sanchez, Mrs. Cordova, Sabrina Nudo an Aixa Dejesus who is the only remaining teacher still there. I thank god for the urban suburban program so my kids didn't have to attend their home school, my only other choice would to be home school. The best thing 42 had was the PAL program, and of course that's gone! Good Luck to the other parents I hope they have a better expierence. Stacy Freer
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Posted February 23, 2004

My sons went to this school for 5yrs. This is a wonderful school. It felt like a second family for my children. The staff and student relationship was excellent. I became friends there with alot of the staff and because I liked this school so much I decided to do my college internship there. The teachers I worked with were really good with the kids. Overall it was just a great experiance for my boys.
—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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
33%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
1%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
76%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
22%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
33%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
26%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
33%
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 Students10%
Female13%
Male6%
African American7%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White15%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population11%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant10%

Math

All Students8%
Female0%
Male16%
African American4%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White15%
Economically disadvantaged2%
Not economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population9%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant8%
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 Students4%
Female3%
Male6%
African American3%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White6%
Economically disadvantaged2%
Not economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilities0%
General population6%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant4%

Math

All Students1%
Female0%
Male3%
African American3%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White0%
Economically disadvantaged2%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilities0%
General population2%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant1%

Science

All Students64%
Female72%
Male57%
African American60%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities50%
General population70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
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 Students5%
Female0%
Male8%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White13%
Economically disadvantaged2%
Not economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilities0%
General population6%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English5%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant5%

Math

All Students5%
Female0%
Male8%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White13%
Economically disadvantaged2%
Not economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilities0%
General population6%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English5%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant5%
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 Students9%
Female15%
Male3%
African American3%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities0%
General population14%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant9%

Math

All Students5%
Female6%
Male3%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged2%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities0%
General population7%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant5%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 1 44% 19%
White 2 34% 48%
Hispanic 2 18% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 3% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 13%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 184%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 5%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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3330 Lake Ave
Rochester, NY 14612
Phone: (585) 663-4330

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