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Division Street Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 403 students

 

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Posted April 29, 2013

This school is one of the best one within the Saratoga Country. My kids love it and the teacher are the best. The education, the interest about education, and the honesty with parents and kids is what I like. For me, the environment is safe and the teacher are prepared. The attention they provide to the kids are excellent. What else I can say? I love it, and my kids love it too. Blessing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2012

My kids had great teachers this school year, but I was not impressed with a couple of things. Number one being that they do not have much parent involvement at all. You can have lunch once a year if you sign up through a system and pick a date in advance and do not bring your other child. Its hoops to get to your child while they are at school. You can come volunteer, but only if you do not have smaller children at home that you would need to bring with you. Its really sad that your toddler is not allowed to do anything at the school that he or she will be attending in a few years. I am not impressed with the principal. She is very hands off in dealing with problems directly with the parents. Which surprises me since it is such a small school. The good side: they have great playgrounds for the kids. I love that they have art and music and my children thoroughly enjoy that. They do lots of outside activities and get plenty of fresh air. The biggest thing I would like to see different (which I have brought up but has not been changed) is parent involvement and your other child being allowed to come too. Its hard to volunteer to help if you need a sitter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2011

Our daughter is in third grade now. She started in K. We are truly pleased with the school. Great teachers, great principal, great staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2011

We love the teachers, principle and administration at Division Street! I have found everyone to be very professional, direct and open to feedback. I was so inspired by my childrens wonderful experience that I recently got involved with the PTA. It is easy for me to give this school a glowing review!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2005

Academics at this school are average with majority of emphasis placed on passing state tests rather than learing. Some extracurricular activities are available but not very broad spectrum. Parents are encouraged to be involved but not required.
—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 31% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
96%
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

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
84%
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 Students46%
Female52%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
Non-migrant46%

Math

All Students48%
Female40%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Non-migrant48%
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 Students58%
Female64%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%

Math

All Students64%
Female56%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%

Science

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
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 Students59%
Female63%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%

Math

All Students51%
Female50%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 1 87% 48%
Black 1 5% 19%
Hispanic 1 3% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 2% 9%
Two or more races 2 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 24%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 217%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 10%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 3%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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220 Division St
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone: (518) 583-4794

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