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Richard P Connor Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 486 students

 

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Posted April 16, 2014

The teachers at RP Connor are wonderful. My neighbors kids go to the school as well and we are happy with the teachers. We are still waiting on how well the core standards stack up but it will be an adjustment. Not sure how Cherry Lane gets more support and activities and less cutbacks compared to RP Connor but hopefully it will change and all the schools will be equally at the same levels.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2013

RP Conner has a bullying problem that IS NOT addressed. It's quite clear that the PTA members have their children in all the best activities and parts in school plays.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2011

I'm very happy with the school's teaching methods! My kids learned a lot! We are from another country and they had all the suport to learn and improve their english. Now, 2 years later, they are independent readers, with same reading and writing skills as an american kid. The school resources are great too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2010

The teaching staff at RP Connor is well trained and take a genuine interest in the children and their success. The teachers meet with parents regularly and as needed to discuss development. The staff do a nice job of integrating the requirements needed to pass the state exams and the overall physical and social/emotional development of the children. The special educaion teachers and therapists are outstanding. Most children are able to transition into middle school with minimal support, but if a child requires additional services the staff will push for it. The PTA has an excellent following and is very active in the community generating needed money for upgrades in the school. Overall Iam very pleased with every aspect of the school and my child's development both academically and socially.


Posted April 29, 2010

I have a second grader at RP Connor and couldn't be happier. The district is top-notch, with the HS offering outstanding AP courses and high state rankings. There are 5 elementary schools, (Viola, Cherry Lane, RP Connor, Montebello, and Sloatsburg), which feed into the Suffern MS for grades 6-8, and then into the HS for grades 9-12. The teachers at RP Connor know what they are doing and most, (if not all), are masters prepared. The school is clean, well organized, and the class sizes are kept around 18 students. Every class uses a 'Smartboard', and all are outfitted with computers. We have had a great experience here and the district is exceptional!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

connor is a great school with enthusiastic kids and a bunch of cool teachers they do a lot of fun things there for examplein gym they play mat ball it is just like base ball exept there can be as many people on a base at a time
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2010

not satisfied- bad teacher staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2009

R.P. Connor is a wonderful school. The teachers are very involved with their students and they really care. The school is very clean, and the best part is they have a full day kindergarten, and after school care with the 'Y'. My son is entering 2nd grade and we couldn't be happier. They also have a special programs for children with learning disablities, which is top rate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2008

My daughter attends the third grade at RP Connor. The school environment, teachers, staff, and fellow students have helped my child blossom. Prior to going to RP Connor my child attended a disgraceful catholic school in the Bronx. At this school my child was bullied and grades pulmated. Thank goodness we moved to Suffern and my child was able to attend RP Connor. If your thinking about sending your child to RP Connor don't hesitate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2008

My son is currently in his kindergarten year at RP Connor and we couldn t be happier. This school has a lot to offer its students including beautiful clean classroom settings, computers and a new IMac computer lab. We love his teacher, and there are only 19 kids in his class, with a teacher and an assistant! There are 4 sections of kindergarten. They also have gym 3 days out of a 5 day cycle and are focused on creating healthy, mindful children. Specials alternate between art, music, library, and computer lab in addition to the gym classes. Another positive note is that we have full day kindergarten! The parent community is great and supportive. We look forward to the next few years to come at RP Connor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2006

My children are in their second year at Connor and I am thrilled with our choice of school district and location to raise our family. Connor is a close-knit family environment and my children are thriving there. The level of parent involvement is high and the commitment by the teachers to do the extras is a constant. I have observed Connor is the best school environment in this district. Highly recommended!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2005

Connor is a very interactive school. The staff provides a periodic newsletter, calendars and frequent opportunities for feedback. The school also provides regular opportunity for after hour activities, like library nights, bingo, movies, etc. The staff and teachers are great. They have on-site counseling, and intervention specialists for children with needs. My one peeve was the 1/2 day kindergarden. Most every other school has a full day except connor. Otherwise, it's a great place.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 31% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
75%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
78%
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 Students38%
Female42%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities0%
General population45%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English43%
Non-migrant38%

Math

All Students58%
Female53%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities36%
General population62%
English language learners18%
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant58%
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 Students34%
Female48%
Male21%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population38%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant34%

Math

All Students58%
Female65%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%

Science

All Students95%
Female93%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
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 Students47%
Female58%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities0%
General population55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%

Math

All Students54%
Female52%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities0%
General population61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
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

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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 2 51% 48%
Hispanic 2 32% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 8% 9%
Black 1 5% 19%
Two or more races 1 3% 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 210%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 230%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 2%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 65%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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13 Cypress Rd
Suffern, NY 10901
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