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Seneca Elementary School

Public | 3-5 & ungraded | 288 students

 

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Posted October 14, 2009

There are a number reasons that i love my childs school so much. Everyone their takes the time and extra time to make sure all our kids are improving in their daily skills. We have a great program their if the preschoolers have a class where they give them a chance to improve their skills if the teachers feel their not ready to kindergarden yet. My daughter was one of them and i really does help the kids improve to get ahead in learning. Our school is close knitted in the small town we leave in. We have fund raisers thruout the year to raise money and extra activites for the kids. Their is a holiday workshop that is great for the kids love to partiapate in doing diffent crafts at different stations. There are different field trips that teach the kids how things work. And they have a pet of the month that mr. martin does at the begiing of each month to bring in a pet for the kids to see and touch and learn about the animals. The faulty thier is great about everything they do and safety is always the main factor. I can go on about our great little school in this small town but i don't think i have enough room. I just hope you will here our stories i hope this will make a difference to you. Thanks for listening.
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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.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
48%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
6%

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
3%

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
34%
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

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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 57% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 36% 1%
Black 2 3% 19%
Hispanic 2 2% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1% 9%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 10%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 259%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 4%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 13%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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  • Mary Elizabeth Koch

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25 Center St
Salamanca, NY 14779
Phone: (716) 945-5140

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