Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Ethel K Fyle Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 491 students

 

Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:

 
Last modified
Community Rating

3 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
No new ratings
2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
No new ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

15 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted August 9, 2013

I am a former student, the principal was very mean the last two years while i was there. Aside from the principal, the school had a good staff and teachers but didnt handle special ed kids very well...Sherman Elementary does a better job. Oh and we couldnt celebrate holidays...im glad im not there anymore


Posted April 11, 2013

My daughter has attended Kindergarten- 2nd grade at Fyle. She has had outstanding teachers. We have been very impressed with how caring they are and the effort they put into teaching. Class sizes are small which allows them to spend quality time with each student. The one thing I wish would be different, is that they are not allowed to celebrate holidays in class (so none of those fun class parties we all grew up with). I imagine it is so no one feels discriminated against if they do not celebrate a particular holiday, but I think it is sad!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2012

Fyle is a terrific school. Class sizes are small and children stay together for two years which has been very helpful with reducing transitions and encouraging positive friendships. The principal knows every child in the school by name. Parent group is very active and plans many family activities. I have found the staff and teachers to be caring and respectful of children's learning and social development.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2012

Hello, I am very displeased at this point with the teaching staff. Why dont teachers make learning fun? The teachers need to be more creative and find better ways to inspire the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

The staff at Fyle have done so much out of their way to help my special needs daughter, including home visits, prizes and gifts when she performs well, and especially all the work and attention they have given her this year. My daughter's academics have much improved since the beginning of the school year all because we moved to this area and started school at Fyle Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2009

Most of the teachers are great and the class sizes are small. Typical children would most likely do well here, but if you have a child with ANY special needs you would be very lucky to get any help or supportive services they will only give you the bare minimum and you will have to fight to get what is needed. The principal and the staff are not helpful and very unprofessional, and cold when it comes to dealing with the parents. They basically have an us against them mentality which is in no way helpful to the child. So, if you have a child that will require any type of supportive services please look else ware or be prepared to fight for it every inch of the way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

There are some outstanding teachers on staff here but the principal sets a negative tone that stifles creative teaching, takes the focus off of individual student needs and on standardized tests, and puts people on edge.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 16, 2008

It's so unfortunate that we have such a unfriendly unpersonable principal in such a school with outstanding teachers, students and a great sense of family. These teachers are just the very best!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2007

The communication between teachers and parents at this school is lacking. They are not very organized. I am very dissapointed with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2007

The teachers are very welcoming! They help every child in need 100%! The principle is not parent friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2006

Fyle is am amazing school with a huge family feeling to it! The pricipal has turned the school around and made it a great place to learn. Everyone there cares for the kids. We are sad to have to leave this year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2005

Fyle Elementary School is organized in 'Families'. The students are grouped in 'cohorts' and they move through the grades as a group. The teachers do activities together which allows the students and teachers to get to know each other. The teachers also share students across grade levels to teach reading and/or math, science etc. Some teachers also 'loop' with their students to the next grade level.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 19, 2004

The teachers and staff at Fyle are very caring and attentive to the needs of all the children. I am very pleased with the support I receive from everyone at Fyle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2004

New principal is just awful! Has turned this school into a robot factory of kids who aren't allowed to be kids and teachers who have no rewards to offer them. She has taken away recess and has treated parents with absolutely no respect. The family atmosphere is gone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2003

A real community feeling. My kids feel very comfortable with their school, teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
80%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
78%
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 57% 48%
Black 1 19% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 15% 9%
Hispanic 2 8% 23%
Two or more races 2 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 28%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 148%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 7%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

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. GINA DIESENBERG

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
School leaders can update this information here.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem

Apply

To learn more about enrolling, please call the school.
 

TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

 
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

133 Vollmer Pky
Rochester, NY 14623
Phone: (585) 359-5438

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools







ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT