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Yates School

Public | K-6 | 367 students

 

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Posted August 18, 2008

This will be my sons third year at YATES. And we love it. Almost all of the teachers are excellent. The halls are orderly and the students are friendly and well behaved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2005

The chaos in the school is alarming. The one effective program in the school, the federally funded pre-k program, was cancelled and the funds used to create 2 part time pre-k classes that don' t hold a candle to the content of the full time program. A failing school too shortsighted to realize that preparing them early would help. The principal only wants imput from people who agree with her. I've pulled my kids out this year and I've run into 4 parents from their class who are pulling theirs out (4 out of 4!) next year. Children running through the halls, sitting all over the stairs at the entrance without teachers present was the norm. This is an arts magnet school with only one teacher with an Arts in education degree and hers was the pre-k program they cancelled!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

The quality of education appears to be allright but the states test scores tells differenrtly they seem to be lacking up to 15% in english and math skills. The state has not identified this school as a school in need of help? why not. So far our childs teaching seems to be alright but as the years go by it seems to be getting harder to stay focused on school work. She has been offered a place in the after school reading program and is doing well there.It seems that some teachers want the childern to succed and others just want them to pass. The teachers should not be there for a job but for our childern our future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2004

Yates Magnet School is a rewarding experience for the children that attend it. The school prepares its students for positive interaction and ideal citizen conduct for their coming years. Overall, the students might enjoy a richer education experience if foriegn language courses were to be implemented into the curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

This school is happy and upbeat. It could have a better curriculum. More field trips definitely needed and more parent involvement. I believe all this school has to do is ask. Parents have a responsiblity to help their children succeed. Most of us want to do anything we can, just need help on how.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
20%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
5%

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
15%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
11%

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

32 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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
5%

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
26%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
12%

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
30%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
5%

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
39%
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
Black 1 44% 19%
White 2 31% 48%
Hispanic 1 19% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 5% 9%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 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 189%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 21%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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  • MR. ROBERT FLANDERS

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Schenectady, NY 12308
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