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Porter Elementary School

Public | K-6 & ungraded | 525 students

 

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Posted July 31, 2012

They constantly lost my contact info and tried to call me off old contact cards. Not impressed with this school at all so I am moving. No recess at all, even for kindergarteners. And dismissal that is supposed to start at 10:00...one kid comes out at 10:15, another at 10:25. Also, my kids were put on the bus and send to my old address, or put on the bus when there was no boys and girls club and they were supposed to be walkers. In addition my sons teacher was promoted and they switched his teacher 2/3 of the way through the year. They have some good teachers, but the administration just cannot get it together. Almost as bad as Frazier. Moving out of the city to get better educations for my boys!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2010

I do not like the fact my daugther comes home with head lice every other week it seems people are not taking care of their childrens heads and this has been going on all year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Porter is a wonderful school, for its students and for its wonderful staff who are absolutely the best. The encouragement and attention they give their students at this charter school is greatly valued by the parents of those students fortunate enough to be able to attend this progressive and exemplary school.


Posted December 8, 2004

I searched long and hard for a good, SAFE public school to put my children in. I really did my homework here. Now, 6 years later (and 3 children) I am so pleased! My kids GREAT report cards prove the hard effort and good work of the teachers. Twice in 6 years I had minor issues. The principal acted fast and resolved any concerns I had. I've seen several times how this school tries hard to enforce good behaviour, good attitudes and respect for others! This is a school that will get involved, and really do whats best for the children. Go see for yourself!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2004

Hello, I have 4 children in this school, and I can't express how everyone there is so good to eachother! Everyone knows everyone, its like a little neighborhood. Although they do make sure that all visitors sign in, parents are always welcome. One thing mentioned to me when my oldest started that has stuck in my head is 'you are the child's teacher, we are here to enchance what you teach them'. This is one reason I love this school, they allow you to be involved, and take pride in your child! I am very happy with the way things are at Porter and would recommend this school for your child(ren)!
—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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
2%

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
27%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
8%

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
25%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
1%

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
27%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
4%

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
4%

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
18%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
8%

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
22%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
3%

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
24%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
14%
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 46% 48%
Black 2 29% 19%
Hispanic 2 9% 23%
Two or more races 1 9% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 5% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 2% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 13%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 285%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 5%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 20%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. AMY EVANS

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Syracuse, NY 13204
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