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Thomas A Edison Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 481 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted January 11, 2012

I am a graduate of this school and am sorry to hear of the first parent's difficulties. My teachers there were uniformly head and shoulders above the quality of teachers I had in later years in a different school district. I take nothing away from that school except a total appreciation for the excellent education I received there. At the time, Lawrence Ball was the Principal. I had great teachers, we had art weekly, music everyday, gym everyday and still had time for superior academics. Indeed, my parents moved into the neighborhood b/c of the school. I hope the school has managed to maintain standards. HATS OFF TO THOMAS EDISON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL! You deserve all accolades you receive. Thank you for giving me a future!


Posted June 15, 2009

I am a parent who's child was in the school. Unfortunately we had to send her to another because of the treatment she was receiveng from the teachers, principal , and students. She was diagnosed with ADHD, and nobody knew how to handle this. With all the time and money we spent on getting her help, if they don't follow through in school. then it's money wasted. And that is what happened . I was very disappointed in the principle for allowing the teacher to label my daughter as the trouble maker . While she had to be accountable for what she did, as she should be, no other student involved in the act was not. all the focus was on her . I really learned a big lesson. Since it is a great community to live in. Don't always trust the judgement of the teachers and principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2007

We Love this school! The quality of the teaching staff at this school is above and beyond what I expected. Mr. Miranda (K) makes learning fun and exciting, my son's kindergarten experience was one that will stay with us forever. Mrs Fienis-Curry is a teacher that has put excitement back into teaching. She brings out the best in every student and helps them be the best they can, as a student and peer. The music program is outstanding every child gets involved. The halls of this school are lined with wonderful works of art! Both my children are excited to bring me through the halls to show off their work, thank you to our art program! Gym class gets them going and excited about all sports.kids need to get their energy out and to get motivated, so thank you. This school offers a well rounded education for every student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2004

My daughter is in first grade at Thomas Edison. Thanks to the help of her Kindergarten teacher last year, she was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome. She will face constant challenges throughout her life, but school is one that we are not too concerned with. Her teacher this year is wonderful. He is very understanding and is working with us to assure she has success. I had always heard what a great school Thomas Edison is, now I know it first-hand!
—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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
79%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
27%

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

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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 1 94% 48%
Black 2 2% 19%
Two or more races 1 2% 1%
Hispanic 2 1% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 0% 9%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 21%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 130%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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 3%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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236 Grayton Rd
Tonawanda, NY 14150
Phone: (716) 874-8416

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