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Kernan Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 707 students

 

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Posted August 30, 2012

Attending Kernan elementary caused my son to hate school. My son was in kindergarten last year and had 30 children in his class, there isn't any way ANY teacher can properly teach a kindergarten class with so many children. My son suffered because of the overloaded classrooms and began to have behavioral issues in an attempt to get attention this along with the typical inability of a 5 year old to sit still caused his teacher to tell me he needed to be placed on medication for what she saw as a "definate" case of ADHD. I took him to both his doctor and a specialist and both stated he did NOT need medication and did not have ADHD - however, the teacher (who is obviously not a medical specialist) continued to insist he needed medication. When he started kindergarten he tested well and was in the words of his preschool teacher "better than average" he also loved school - when he completed kindergarten at Kernan he hated school, had become withdrawn and was considered to be behind others his age. They put him in 1st grade even though he barely can read - on the teacher's advice they also refered him for special education based on her belief he is ADHD. We are changing school districts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2009

Honestly all the children in my day care and my own children have attended Kernan. It feels as though they honestly just want to push the children through and not help them
—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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
37%

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, 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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
24%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
89%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
22%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
32%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
21%

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 Students12%
Female14%
Male10%
African American10%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic6%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White10%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population15%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English14%
Non-migrant12%

Math

All Students13%
Female14%
Male12%
African American6%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population17%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English14%
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 Students9%
Female16%
Male0%
African American11%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White9%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population13%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English11%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant9%

Math

All Students17%
Female25%
Male6%
African American14%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White18%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population22%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English21%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant17%

Science

All Students84%
Female83%
Male86%
African American86%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities71%
General population88%
English language learners58%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
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%
Female10%
Male14%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islander9%
Hispanic6%
Multiracial17%
Native Americann/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population16%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English13%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant11%

Math

All Students6%
Female6%
Male8%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islander9%
Hispanic0%
Multiracial17%
Native Americann/a
White12%
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities4%
General population8%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English8%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant6%
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 Students12%
Female15%
Male10%
African American8%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White18%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population15%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English13%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant12%

Math

All Students17%
Female21%
Male16%
African American17%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White11%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population22%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English20%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant17%
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
Black 1 32% 19%
White 1 28% 48%
Hispanic 2 20% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 10% 9%
Two or more races 2 10% 1%
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 114%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 195%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 31%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 25%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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929 York St
Utica, NY 13502
Phone: (315) 368-6761

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