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Voorheesville Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 504 students

 

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Posted November 28, 2011

I could not be happier with VES! The teachers are amazing as is the principal! If there are any issues Mr. Reardon is there to listen. Most of the teachers are just out of college which offers the newest skill sets for our children! I am impressed with the school and excited I have chosen VES! I do wish that there was a language as my child has previously taken language from K on until attending VES. That is the only draw back!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

Voorheesville Elementary School is a small school in a community dedicated to ensuring the quality education of our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2010

We moved here for the school district and could not be happier...With a child that has special needs I feel so blessed to have found this school. All my sons teachers have worked with me during the school year to work out problems and my son has done wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2008

We moved here 3 years ago and I could not be more pleased with the school and teachers. They have been very supportive and helpful whenever needed. Everyone is very approachable and friendly. We feel very furtunate to have moved into this school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2008

If you have a gifted child this is not the school for him/her. We moved here from VA and have found the teachers/principal unwilling to challenge our child during the school day. Our child now hates school. The state of NY does not require schools to have gifted programs and most do not. So yes, you can voice your concerns but they fall on deaf ears. I have also found it difficult to become a volunteer or to gain access to the classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2005

Voorheesville Elementary is situated just outside the quaint village of Voorheesville. Most families here are middle to high-income and growth is increasing because of the suburb's visual appeal and convenience to nearby larger towns and cities. Because of growth, the 6th grade was moved out of the Elementary school and into a new middle school wing...off the main high school. The Elementary school is now K-5. Parent are involved throughout all grades from Kindergarten class help to chaperoning field trips, making costumes & sets for plays, reading partners, special class activities, and PTA. Most teachers we've had were the best. The bad ones just expected too much from a child of that age. There are mandatory and voluntary conferences throughout the year so your concerns CAN be voiced. Most staff were willing to work out issues. Overall, I don't think we could have found a better school.
—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 32% in 2014.

101 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
76%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%
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 30% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
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 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

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 92% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 3% 9%
Two or more races 2 3% 1%
Hispanic 1 2% 23%
Black 1 1% 19%
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 20%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13%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 13%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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School Leader's name
  • Thomas Reardon

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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129 Maple Ave
Voorheesville, NY 12186
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Phone: (518) 765-2382

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