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Kensico School

Public | 3-5 | 365 students

 

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Posted July 24, 2013

This school offers an excellent all-around program, from academics, to music, art, as well as physical education. The teachers care about the students' progress and work closely with parents to maximize your child's potential. I feel really lucky that we fell into this school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2013

I have seen a decline in teacher and parent involvement too, this year. Maybe it's the 4th grade......School could also improve in after school programs offered. Principal is amazing though with parents and children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2013

There has been a significant decline with the level of service in Kensico. I find that less communication and parent involvment this year more so than years past. This is my daughters last year at Kensico and I never thought I would say how glad I am that she is moving onto Middle School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2011

I have eight years invested at Kensico School and am happy with the excellent curriculum and also the fine technology, music, arts and pe program. There are also services and clubs for everyone. My children love their teachers and their school and it shows in their work. At Kensico I know my children are receiving a well- rounded education by the most dedicated and talented teachers that strive to have each and every student achieve success. Perkibros
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2010

I am extremely pleased with Kensico School and the academic curriculum. I have twins in Kensico and my experience so far has been excellent. I am very lucky to be in such a great school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

My son has had a great experience at Kensico school. My son can be extremely active and all his teachers worked closely with me to improve his self control.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2006

I feel from a parent and a college graduate that Valhalla School District is one of the many upper school districts in westchester county. There academic curriculiarm is of one of the finest. Also the staff is qualified in the academic schedule, also with high marks. They are very caring and have a great understanding of kids of all ages. I used to live in White Plains, then moved to Valhalla. By far Valhalla is the better choice as far as the whole academic standards go. Now my son goes to school in the Rye School District, and I really don't care for the whole district, both academic as well as personally. My choise would always be Valhalla School District.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
60%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
74%
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 Students39%
Female47%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander60%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population41%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Non-migrant39%

Math

All Students24%
Female25%
Male23%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander60%
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population25%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English26%
Non-migrant24%
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%
Female41%
Male21%
African American27%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities0%
General population39%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%

Math

All Students32%
Female30%
Male36%
African American27%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities14%
General population37%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%

Science

All Students99%
Female100%
Male97%
African American100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities95%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
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 Students33%
Female36%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander59%
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities7%
General population37%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant33%

Math

All Students23%
Female17%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander59%
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White20%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities7%
General population26%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant23%
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 2 65% 48%
Hispanic 1 16% 23%
Black 2 9% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 8% 9%
Two or more races 1 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 3%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 11%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 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 69%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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320 Columbus Ave
Valhalla, NY 10595
Phone: (914) 683-5030

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