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Mullen Elementary School

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Posted October 31, 2012

Mullen is an amazing school! Children truly become part of a family here. If your child has special needs they will work with you to ensure their well being and sense of security. Any problems at all, they take care of it right away. We love that the school ends with 3rd grade, which is a safer and more comfortable environment for our child. They even have an onsite counselor who is amazing. With the implementation of Steven Covey's 7 habits, these kids are all being exposed to a model for lifetime success. No I dont work there. I am just over the moon for the school and quite honestly, will be sad when 4th grade comes and we have to move on to another school. Mullen is a true gem and I for one, am thrilled to have my son there!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 30, 2009

Great school, had a great principal in Dr. McKenna...he is on to Fletcher...Had Great teachers but some also are being time will tell if Mullencan remain a great school...
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 22, 2008

Yes Mr McKenna and the staff are wonderful, but cheers to the cafeteria staff as well--as soon as the teachers drop their kids off, this fine staff watches over them and makes sure they have nutricious meals!

Posted September 4, 2007

i do not like the pta at al. but the rest of the schpool is out of this world.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 4, 2007

yes the school is wonderful and the teachers are the best in the city, even though they're under-paid... and mr mckenna is the one and only top principal in the whole city.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 1, 2007

I think the school is wonderful with great staff and Mr.McKenna is the best. The school and teachers are the best in the whole city but the PTA rules everything else. More parents need to get involved to find out the real deal.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 12, 2006

Excellent school- the teachers are wonderful and are very involved with each and every student!!!! the principal is the best i have ever seen and knows each student by name- he's completely involved and along with the teachers get the students involved in learning and participating!!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 13, 2006

My daughter is a first grader at Mullen. She is a student with a disability and has received the best education possible in the past two years at mullen. My family is a huge fan of the teachers and staff at this school, they have made an easy transition for my child. We look forword to our 2 other children some day attending this school as well.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 17, 2005

Ths school is very well organized.My kids really love the school is the best in tonawanda if you ask me.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 12, 2005

Mullen Elementary school has a solid base of quality teachers, allows for parent involvement and has steadily increased its quality of programs over the past decade to meet the ever changing NYS standards. Unfortunately the leadership isn't what it seems as their is much inner turmoil that runs between McKenna and his staff. On the plus side the staff overcomes the leaderships inadequacies (never judge a book by its cover)with much hardwork and dedication to the children. Mullen is a quality school overall and is one of the best in the City of Tonawanda.
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Posted May 18, 2005

Mr. McKenna stands out amongst Pricipals. The leadership is top notch, the teachers are excellent, and the intervention/prevention methods are outstanding. Definately a top notch school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 25, 2005

Mullen elementary school is a great school. My 2 boys go to Mullen and they love it! the principal is very involved with the students and makes each one feel important. The teachers are great with the kids. It is a very positve enviroment.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 1, 2005

Both of my daughters attended Mullen School and loved it! The teachers not only taught my daughter everything they need to know, but they also loved my children! The PTA there is great! we were very sad to leave such a great school!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 1, 2003

My child has been at Mullen School for 5 years, this is his final year there. I have been more than impressed with Mr. Mckenna's leadership skills as well as his personal involvement with the students. This is a principal who makes it a point to know each and every student by name. I hope they keep up the good work, my middle child will be attending next year.
—Submitted by a parent

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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.







The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.






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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. 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 93% 48%
Hispanic 3% 23%
Black 2% 19%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 9%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 0%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40%N/A43%
Source: 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 0%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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130 Syracuse St
Tonawanda, NY 14150
Phone: (716) 694-6805


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