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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 31% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
1%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
58%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
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 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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
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 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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
51%
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 Students13%
Female9%
Male15%
African American14%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities5%
General population16%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant13%

Math

All Students1%
Female0%
Male3%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White3%
Economically disadvantaged2%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population2%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant1%
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 Students13%
Female10%
Male14%
African American19%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White12%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population14%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant13%

Math

All Students20%
Female13%
Male25%
African American14%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population21%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant20%

Science

All Students88%
Female78%
Male95%
African American94%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
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 Students10%
Female11%
Male9%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White21%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population11%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant10%

Math

All Students17%
Female10%
Male25%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population19%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant17%
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%
Male7%
African American15%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White0%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilities9%
General population5%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant5%

Math

All Students5%
Female4%
Male7%
African American8%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White5%
Economically disadvantaged2%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities0%
General population7%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant5%
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

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 2 28% 19%
Hispanic 2 15% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 9% 9%
Two or more races 1 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 5%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 278%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 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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  • MS. MARIANN BELLAI

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