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Ps 18

Public | K-6 | 322 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2011:
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Posted April 14, 2014

The principal and administration is pathetic to say the least, there is a madhouse during lunch. The kids are uncontrollable, the administration is too afraid to address the issues and prefer to hush up student issues. Kids are given a free hand to bullying. The kids are advised to consult an adult and the adult they end up discussing their situation with, blames the kid as problematic! Just great!


Posted March 30, 2014

I think this school can do better. The school is ran an odd way, and the principal does not do her job well (an example is that she made a big deal when a staff member was "dressed too casually"). Administration is also very weak. The teacher I had worked with seemed fine, but the school would be better if it had a stronger administration and more knowledgeable about running a school properly.


Posted January 1, 2012

I attended this school from kindergarten all the way through sixth grade. I loved it! The teachers kept everyone involved and really cared about the students. I learned a lot and was challenged to a fair extent. I am very glad to have attended this school!


Posted February 15, 2011

This elementary school has so many great qualities. The Teachers, the Principal and her ancillary staff, the special programs. The academics are high and they students are taught values and morals like respect, concern, support, etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2011

My wife and I both attended School 18 when we were in our youth. We have many GREAT memories of School 18. Now that we have our own family with 3 children we choose to send our children to School 18. There are only two schools in the Troy district that have a community and a culture. They are school 18 and School 16. The kids have always enjoyed their teachers and the staff. We feel Blessed to have School 18 as our local public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

My three children have had the pleasure of attending School 18 in Troy. The teachers and principal have always been engaging and supportive of my children and their educational program. They have fun, engaging and motivating educational and family activities. My children love attending School 18. Thank you for the hard work and dedication!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2008

School 18 could be a GREAT school but it lacks administration. The principal does not do her job. The teachers are mediocre at best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2007

This is an excellent school!I learned a lot and Im a student.You can do many activities,have pizza parties,join chorus,join band,weave,writing in music,become a spelling bee champion like me and a lot more!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 9, 2006

having heard many good things about school 18, I have to say I'm disappointed. they spoke of security, parent participation and being involved with what goes on, yet I have no idea what my child does all day despite my efforts to learn. I have walked up to the door four times and walked right in, even though they said it was locked during school hours at all times. there have been things other schools inform parents about, and we were offered little info. lice, speech therapy, class events are examples. there is too much homework for small children. I see no music and little art. I find the teacher we have to be nice but inconsistent, disorganized and careless. I've gotten good impressions from other teachers. I like the principal. she seems a very capable woman. I am overall displeased with this school, for these and other reasons.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2006

I am impressed with the quality of academic programs as well as the level of concern and care the teachers, aides, principal, etc. show for all of the children. For a city school, this is a nice, small evironment for children to grow and learn in. While there is always room for improvement,(the building is an older one, and there is not much of a playground) I feel the overall experience is everything an elementary school should be, and this school is always reaching higher, and continues to embrace change and invite parent participation.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 20, 2005

School 18 is a wonderful school where the teachers and administration give their all to the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2005

My Daughter attended School 18 for a few years and we were quite pleased with both the acedemic programs, and parent involvement at the school. We found that there were many people who had lived in the area since childhood and were bringing up their children in the same neighborhood.
—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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
58%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
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 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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
86%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
61%
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 Students13%
Female13%
Male12%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilities0%
General population16%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English13%
Non-migrant13%

Math

All Students16%
Female21%
Male12%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White22%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities0%
General population20%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant16%
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 Students11%
Female16%
Male6%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White22%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities0%
General population13%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant11%

Math

All Students11%
Female9%
Male15%
African American7%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White16%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities0%
General population15%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant11%

Science

All Students60%
Female56%
Male63%
African American52%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities10%
General population69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
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 Students31%
Female43%
Male21%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%

Math

All Students13%
Female14%
Male13%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White16%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English13%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant13%
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 Students29%
Female32%
Male26%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%

Math

All Students35%
Female32%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English35%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%
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 1 61% 48%
Black 2 25% 19%
Hispanic 1 9% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 3% 9%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 12%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 239%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 13%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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