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Trumansburg Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 406 students

 

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Posted April 30, 2010

The curriculum is from the stone age as well as the teachers. There is little interest in change, with the atmosphere of teachers waiting to retire and collect their pensions. It's sad this is acceptable education for most of the parents around here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Big expectations and savvy innovation in a small-town atmosphere. Teachers and staff very professional and very loving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2009

I have two children in the district both of who started in kindergarten and are now in the middle school. They have had an exceptional educational experience, both academically and socially. The curriculum is rich and varied. On the whole teachers have been excellent. As in the real world, there are less than stellar teachers and mean kids, as noted in the opinions below, but those are realities that I would like them to learn to navigate now with my guidance rather than later in life. My biggest criticisms are that homework is virtually nonexistent and the students needs to be held to a higher standard in areas like spelling regardless of what subject they are writing for.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2008

My children have been in the T-burg school for sometime now and I am truly disgusted by the amount of bullying that goes on here and how the school seems to not realize the severity or the amount of it. I am also NOT impressed with the curriculum here it seems as though reading nor is spelling considered to be important.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2005

T-Burg Elementary is a good school, with very strong participation by a wide range of parents. Some of the teachers are great. Others are average. The math curriculum is not consistently applied across grade levels. And compared to Ithaca schools, writing skills get rather little attention. Overall, the students are happy, and the school has a strong, positive feeling.
—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.

Grade level

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 32% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
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 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 33% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%
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 1 90% 48%
Two or more races 2 4% 1%
Black 1 3% 19%
Hispanic 1 3% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 10%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 10%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 5%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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  • MS. JEAN WIGGINS

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100 Whig St
Trumansburg, NY 14886
Phone: (607) 387-7551

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