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General Herkimer Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 648 students

 

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Posted August 24, 2007

This school had a great principle who took charge of situations so the school was safe. We have a new principle who puts situations to the side and does not know the kids like the old principle. One thing I can say positive, is the teachers are great, they know how to control their class and teach all the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2007

I find General Herkimer to be an adequate school. Their range of teahers goes from very good, to just O.K. I like their academic programs, the seem to prepare students well for when they move on. I don't hear much about extracurricular activities, so I don't know how to rate them. Parent involvement is about average.
—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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
56%

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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
84%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
71%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
n/a
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 Students18%
Female25%
Male13%
African American16%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic6%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities0%
General population21%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English19%
Non-migrant18%

Math

All Students30%
Female31%
Male29%
African American25%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities31%
General population31%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English33%
Non-migrant30%
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 Students14%
Female11%
Male17%
African American7%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White16%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilities0%
General population16%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English15%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant14%

Math

All Students37%
Female30%
Male44%
African American14%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities14%
General population42%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%

Science

All Students93%
Female94%
Male90%
African American92%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities86%
General population93%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
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 Students27%
Female32%
Male22%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities0%
General population31%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%

Math

All Students29%
Female27%
Male31%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities0%
General population33%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%
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 Students21%
Female22%
Male18%
African American19%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic7%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities0%
General population26%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English24%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant21%

Math

All Students28%
Female26%
Male29%
African American24%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities10%
General population33%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 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 1 53% 48%
Black 2 18% 19%
Hispanic 1 18% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 8% 9%
Two or more races 2 3% 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 211%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 171%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 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 30%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. ALICIA D'AMBROSIO

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Utica, NY 13502
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