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Jefferson Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 646 students

 
 

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Posted April 22, 2010

Teacher,Aids,Principals show they care about the students every day. I rate the school above and beyond expectations everyday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2008

I can't say enough about the staff at Jefferson. You will not get a better elemtary education for your child anywhere else. They have the most caring principals, teachers, and support staff I have ever seen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2005

Great elementary school. Strong administration. Good teachers. Excellent music, art and PE programs too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

I think the school is very acceptable to my liking. They go out of their way to get the children the academics they will need in life to suceed. The social work department goes out of thier way to teach the kids how to deal with different problems.
—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.

Grade level

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 32% in 2014.

140 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

139 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
71%
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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

133 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

145 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

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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 91% 48%
Hispanic 1 4% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 2% 9%
Two or more races 2 2% 1%
Black 2 1% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 10%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 121%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 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 10%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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100 Princetown Rd
Schenectady, NY 12306
Phone: (518) 355-1342

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