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Fletcher Elementary School

Public | 4-5 & ungraded | 271 students

 

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Posted September 4, 2007

this is an okay school. but i do not like the way the principal handles things. i switched her to riverview.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2004

The staff overall is great but the head administrator leaves something to be desired in the way she handles some of the students. There needs to be advanced placement for certain curriculum, but that is a district-wide issue. Overall Fletcher is rated average in my book.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

I have two children at this school and think its an outstanding school. The teachers are wonderful and the activities for children are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2003

Over all good school Better than middle school


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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.

Grade level

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 33% in 2014.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

115 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
82%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 2 94% 48%
Hispanic 2 3% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 1%
Black 2 1% 19%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 0% 9%
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 138%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 12%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 4%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MR. J MCKENNA

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Girls sports
  • Soccer
  • Swimming

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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555 Fletcher St
Tonawanda, NY 14150
Phone: (716) 694-7694

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