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Glendale Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 413 students

 

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Posted June 20, 2013

I absolutely love this school, the Sweet Home District is a good one to be in! The teachers are thoughtful and skilled, and the meetings we have are always useful with take away information. The principal listens to concerns, and the staff put together wonderful events and programs that help the parents feel involved. I have nothing but good things to say about this school and the district in general! We moved here by pure *luck* knowing nothing about the area, so I felt the need to put in a review for others looking to move here from out of state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2012

We have loved Glendale since our son first started there. He is now in 5th grade and will move on to the middle school next year. He has always had teachers that challenge him and understand his personality. He has been involved in many different activities and has grown academically and socially.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

Glendale school really meets the needs of all our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2008

My name is Joyce Brace and I am the principal of Glendale Elementary School in the Sweet Home Central School District. I would like to thank all of the parents for their comments about Glendale. I would just like to clarify a few points. The Sweet Home Central School District is located in the towns of Tonawanda and Amherst, which are suburbs to the north of Buffalo. Our students all live within the school district and all students are bussed to school. At each of the 4 elementary schools some students are bussed from the areas close to the schools and some students are bussed from the northern most part of the district where one school cannot accommodate the population. Students are not bussed to Sweet Home from the City of Buffalo since they have their own school district. Once again, thank you for your comments!


Posted March 31, 2008

When a district has lots of money, the children are fortunate. The children from needier districts aren't so fortunate. It is not fair. Do not misintepret money as superiority. Everyone deserves the same advantages, no matter their income or family support.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2008

Teachers are excellent, but do to busing in of non district students from the inner city and other areas it brings the other kids down. Since the parents of the majority of these kids are not present or take interest in the education of them. It is a problem that is getting worse in the district itself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2007

Glendale is a quality school. It teaches work ethics; communication; self-respect/respect for others safety, (are only a few positives). My son is now in second grade, and began as a Kindergartner at Glendale. We moved into the S.H. area for that reason. A decision well made.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2006

I am very happy with Glendale Elementary School. The teachers are all wonderful. My daughter is in 2nd grade, and I have had a great run so far. The teachers make sure that there is a lot of communication between them and the parents. I am planning on keeping my daughter in Glendale until 5th grade.
—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 31% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
59%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

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 31% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
69%
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 Students25%
Female33%
Male18%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English25%
Non-migrant25%

Math

All Students25%
Female18%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English25%
Non-migrant25%
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 Students14%
Female16%
Male12%
African American6%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White16%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English14%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant14%

Math

All Students30%
Female36%
Male26%
African American13%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%

Science

All Students92%
Female92%
Male92%
African American82%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
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 Students36%
Female40%
Male32%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%

Math

All Students19%
Female13%
Male24%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English19%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant19%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 2 68% 48%
Black 2 22% 19%
Hispanic 2 5% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 4% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 1%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 20%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 143%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 6%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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101 Glendale Dr
Tonawanda, NY 14150
Phone: (716) 250-1500

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