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Thomas Jefferson Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 536 students

 

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Posted February 5, 2009

I find that orginization and communication seem to be a problem with this school. I consider myself a very involved parent, which I thought is what the schools like to see, but unfortunely I don't see that when working with the principal at this school. i find her very defensive instead of proactive. The teachers I have worked with and other school employees are wonderful but I see my child falling further and further since moving to this school district. We are considering transfering her next year to a school that focuses more on the realistic needs of the children instead of what might look good on paper.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2009

Principal and staff work hard to ensure that each child works to achieve their maximum potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2004

Right now I am a senior at T.R. Proctor High School and for K-6 I went to Thomas Jefferson School. I was shown the diversity of people, and different cultures all day, every day. We learned different ways of saying hello as well as the different traditions. Right now I do volunteer work with a teacher at Jefferson and the students are taught in a very fun and positive way. I would highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 7, 2003

I believe that the Utica School District really needs to relook on were there money is going. After being told that there was no money form my child in receiving extra help with school work. This was brought to me by a letter stating that my child would not pass and to work as a team in December so when June came around he should be ready. Which in my feelings the team was the parents and not the school with the parents. After trying to work as a team with a part missing from the team the school since they had no money to help him along. After speaking with the teacher in June 2003 it was deceided that my child to be held back, this might not happen the school had the extra time and money to give him the extra help he needed.


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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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
25%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
18%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
21%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
50%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
59%

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%
Female24%
Male11%
African American5%
Asian/Pacific Islander33%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White28%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population22%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English21%
Non-migrant18%

Math

All Students19%
Female25%
Male11%
African American14%
Asian/Pacific Islander24%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population22%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English22%
Non-migrant19%
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 Students16%
Female18%
Male14%
African American8%
Asian/Pacific Islander15%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White19%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disabilities0%
General population20%
English language learners7%
Proficient in English19%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant16%

Math

All Students14%
Female14%
Male16%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islander7%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilities7%
General population17%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English18%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant14%

Science

All Students83%
Female82%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities87%
General population82%
English language learners56%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
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 Students15%
Female15%
Male16%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White19%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities0%
General population19%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English17%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant15%

Math

All Students19%
Female12%
Male26%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities0%
General population24%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English22%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant19%
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%
Female42%
Male12%
African American7%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities0%
General population35%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%

Math

All Students28%
Female34%
Male21%
African American7%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities0%
General population35%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English29%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 2 52% 48%
Black 2 19% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 14% 9%
Hispanic 1 12% 23%
Two or more races 1 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 217%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 278%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 5%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 34%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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190 Booth St
Utica, NY 13502
Phone: (315) 368-6700

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