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Walt Disney School

Public | K-5 | 437 students

 

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Posted June 11, 2013

Walt Disney School is very weak academically. Since my son came to this school he forgot everything he learned before in his previous school. He has no homework, he does only 10 spelling words and reads 1 book/day and sometimes he has math probably 2nd grade level (he is in 3rd grade) assignments. I am seriously considering to move from this school because I am really worried that he will be never able to succeed. However, this school has a good arts/music program about which I really don't care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2010

Walt Disney is an excellent school consisting of wonderful, supporting teachers and staff. My children look forward to attending school and I believe a rating on that alone says a lot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2009

My two neices go to Disney and both have new teachers. My oldest neice has a former middle school teacher Mr. J Dennis. My youngest is a second grader and has a former Paul Road teacher Mrs. B DiGacomo. The two love their teachers and are having a exciting school year.


Posted April 3, 2006

I love Walt Disney. The teachers are wonderful. Mr. Brooks is our principal. This is his first year with us. The kids like him. But he has a tough act to follow. Mr. Carmen, our former principal was with the school for many many years. Mr. Brooks is very nice. I went to this school from K-5 in the 60s/70s. I am thrilled to have my daughter here. The parents at school are wonderful many are very involved with school events. We have many parents who volunteer every day.
—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.

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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 31% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
61%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
65%
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 Students30%
Female42%
Male15%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities0%
General population35%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English30%
Non-migrant30%

Math

All Students24%
Female30%
Male18%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities0%
General population28%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English24%
Non-migrant24%
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 Students27%
Female38%
Male20%
African American13%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities6%
General population33%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%

Math

All Students13%
Female19%
Male9%
African American6%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White18%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities0%
General population17%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English13%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant13%

Science

All Students85%
Female88%
Male83%
African American67%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities74%
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
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 Students22%
Female25%
Male18%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White22%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities0%
General population28%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English22%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant22%

Math

All Students22%
Female25%
Male19%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White21%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities0%
General population28%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English22%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant22%
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
White 74% 48%
Black 14% 19%
Hispanic 5% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 9%
Two or more races 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 20%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 143%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 24%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. ELAINE DAMELIO

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175 Coldwater Rd
Rochester, NY 14624
Phone: (585) 247-3151

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