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Van Corlaer School

Public | K-6 | 443 students

 

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Posted May 23, 2006

While I am concerned about the test scores, I am very impressed by the care exhibited by the staf for my special needs son who in kindergarten. They have been more than willing to provide any service they think will help him. I am also very impressed by the level of discipline and respect being instilled in their students. The children line up in an orderly fashion and they walk through the school quietly on the way to and from class. My other children attended another district school for a while and it was utter chaos. We ended up sending them to a catholic school. This school seems very well managed by comparison.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2003

Van Corlaer has an excellent staff. The teachers and specialists are extremely dedicated and truly have the best interest of the students in mind. I'm a former teacher (from another district), so I know what to look for. My child has been happy & healthy. She has gained self-confidence, and continues to excel in school.
—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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
1%

2012

 
 
43%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
4%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
6%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
8%

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
54%
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 29% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
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 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 1 47% 48%
Black 1 28% 19%
Hispanic 1 15% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 9% 9%
Two or more races 1 1% 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 15%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 278%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 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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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
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School Leader's name
  • MS. MARIANN BELLAI

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Softball
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2310 Guilderland Ave
Schenectady, NY 12306
Phone: (518) 370-8270

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