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Rensselaer Park Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 513 students

 

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Posted July 5, 2011

I have found that many of the teachers are totally dedicated to the kids and are willing to go the extra mile for their students. They are involved in after school clubs and special events. Sadly, there are also teachers at RPES that do nothing beyond their contract. Don't know why there isn't more pressure placed on them by the administration. Guess as long as they are meeting the contract they can get away with it. Hope my children don't get those teachers! I regularly see violations of school codes of conduct. They are not addressed. Even simple issues like dress code. Do we want to enforce it or not? If not, why do we publish it?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2010

I have 2 daughters that attend now, and another that will start kindergarten this september. The teachers are great, they are always available to talk to, they have great communication with me. As well as the principal, she's always there to talk to if there happens to be an issue, and even if she's not, she gets back to you promptly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2008

the school has a good educational standard but lacks a safe and healthy environment. bullies are a problem
—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.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
37%
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. 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.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2011.

86 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%
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. 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.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
55%
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. 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 2011-2012 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 66% 48%
Black 22% 19%
Hispanic 9% 23%
Two or more races 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian 0% 9%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 1%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

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

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 11%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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  • MR. JAMES WAGER

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