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Pine Bush Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 435 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted August 22, 2012

This September my daughter will be a third-grader at PBS and we all look forward to another great year there. School facility is (relatively) new and well-established, teachers and staff members are very experienced and enthuisastic, curriculums and projects are well-planned and encouraging kids' creativity, and last but not least, PTA has play an important and successful role. A great school to start!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2009

I have twin girls in Kindergarten. They were separated into 2 different classes (our choice) and have done exceptionally well thanks to the incredible staff at PBE. The curriculum is amazing and so well thought out. The teachers, aides, librarian are all creative and kind. Parents are continually encouraged to participate in activities. Rest assured if you are sending your children here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2006

I am glad that I chose this school (and the school district) for my kid. We were thinking of putting my kid (who is 5 years old and eligible for Kindergarten) in one of the private schools. But due to high demand (?) for private schools we were wait listed and ended up with Pinebush Elementary school. It has been a month, now we are very happy with the school. Best thing about the school is its staff. They are very knowledgable, helpful and the best team I have ever seen. The school has very good infrastructure. The teachers take extra care about kids and their learning. My kid is lot better in terms of his social and academic skills. I recommend this schools for all caring parents.
—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 32% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
61%

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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 33% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
87%
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 83% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 11% 9%
Black 2 2% 19%
Hispanic 1 2% 23%
Two or more races 1 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 13%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 16%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

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

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 6%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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3437 Carman Rd
Schenectady, NY 12303
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Phone: (518) 357-2770

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