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Onondaga Road Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 295 students

 
 

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Posted April 14, 2010

Great teachers in a wonderful small school setting but part a much larger district where kids can flourish academically as well as in music and sports!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2004

I have two children who have attended Onondaga Road, one in High School and the second in 5th grade. This school is exceptional, on many levels. My eldest had an excellent experience here. It was supportive, challenging and prepared him well academically. Most importantly, he was taught to be a caring, compassionate member of the community; something all children learn here. My second child is autistic. The staff - administrative, teaching and auxilliary are excellent. They provide exceptional services and continuously seek out new techniques and practices to meet his needs. Also, they include the parent as an active member of the team. I am not the only parent of a special needs child with this experience. There are several who network with parents from other districts in the area and we all marvel at the exceptional services provided to our children and the loving, supportive environment to be found at Onondaga Road.
—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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
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 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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

64 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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
81%
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 92% 48%
Black 2 3% 19%
Hispanic 2 2% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 1% 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 118%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 5%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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703 Onondaga Rd
Syracuse, NY 13219
Phone: (315) 487-4653

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