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William C Keane Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 345 students

 

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Posted Sunday, August 17, 2014

I havent had a problem with talking to any teacher about my child and their progress and any help they might need. You also have to take initiative to want to know and help your child and be a parent. I have never had a problem talking to the principle about any concerns. They all work hard, however, its also hard to teach without interruption when they have to stop in the middle of lessons to deal with situations. The school welcomes parents in the classroom anytime to volunteer or to just be there for a day. I think the school is just fine, its not perfect, but no school is. Every school can use improvement in areas. I would expect it to be difficult to give individual attention to student when there's only one teacher and 25 children. If there is complaints about that, well learning also comes from home, some parents should think about that before they go blaming the school. You also have to be involved with the child and teach them good values and respect at home. Remember its a learning institution- the teachers and the principal are not their parents- do your job as a parent with your child and they can do theirs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2012

This school is a nightmare do not think that they are there for your child not at all the teachers no that they r teaching in a low proverty area so some of them r not teaching to the highest that they suppose to. I feel a teacher should not get paid if her students r not passing. If u kiss up to them then they work with u. But again if u r educated like them and expressed on how they r teaching may not be the right way for your child that's when they have an issue with the parents.
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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 31% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
32%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
24%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
56%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
19%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
49%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
23%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
29%
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 Students8%
Female13%
Male4%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islander23%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population11%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English7%
Non-migrant8%

Math

All Students10%
Female12%
Male8%
African American6%
Asian/Pacific Islander16%
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population14%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English12%
Non-migrant10%
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 Students5%
Female4%
Male5%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White8%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population6%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English5%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant5%

Math

All Students5%
Female4%
Male5%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White8%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population6%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant5%

Science

All Students59%
Female77%
Male37%
African American47%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
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 Students19%
Female25%
Male13%
African American23%
Asian/Pacific Islander20%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population24%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Math

All Students22%
Female32%
Male7%
African American31%
Asian/Pacific Islander10%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population27%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
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 Students7%
Female8%
Male6%
African American13%
Asian/Pacific Islander0%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population9%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English7%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant7%

Math

All Students14%
Female15%
Male12%
African American13%
Asian/Pacific Islander15%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population17%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant14%
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
Black 2 39% 19%
White 2 22% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 20% 9%
Hispanic 2 17% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 1%
Two or more races 1 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 22%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 288%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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1252 Albany Ave
Schenectady, NY 12304
Phone: (518) 881-3960

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