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Elmer Avenue School

Public | K-6 | 428 students

 

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Posted September 10, 2008

I am a parent and have sent my child to this school and find that it is a very friendly environment and my child is very happy to learn for the first time in his life
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2004

My daughter attended Elmer for half of her Kindergarten school year before we moved her to a different school. The only reason she stayed at this school was because her teacher is a wonderful person. Elmer is a very disorganized, mis-managed school. The classes are very crowded, they are regularly short staffed, most staff members don't know what the other is doing. Also their curriculum is either terrible or they don't know how to teach it properly. My child was not learning, the children are not well behaved because there is no disciplinary structure that is followed and very few of the parents are involved. I do not recommend this school to anyone. There are many choices is Schenectady with the Charter School and Magnet schools, choose those instead.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2004

I feel the children need to be more disciplined. My child has learned so many bad habits and lack of respect to grown ups from the other students. I feel that he is not learning at the level that he needs to be. I feel that he is getting bored and very frustrated with his classmantes. The other children are very negative and that is only because of their home life and what their parents have subjected them to. There is just so much that a teacher can do and I thought that her job was to only teach them not be their parents. My son is used to structure majority of the time and that he isn't getting in his class. There are kids in his class that can't write their names and the teacher has to focus on them and teach them simple tasks. There are so many of these students that their parents don't encourage learning at home that they don't know what is going on in the class. I love my son's teachers but I can do without the other students. Hopefully he will be attending another school next fall.
—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 31% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
28%
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. 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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
27%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2011.

53 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%
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. 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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
50%
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. 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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 31% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
35%
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. 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 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 47% 19%
White 26% 48%
Hispanic 14% 23%
Asian 11% 9%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 0%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82%N/A43%
Source: 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 4%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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  • MS. CARMELLA PARENTE

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90 Elmer Ave
Schenectady, NY 12308
Phone: (518) 370-8310

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