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Sheafe Road Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 522 students

 

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Posted April 23, 2010

I love Sheafe Road because the teachers are caring and giving and they teach with all their hearts. Everyone comes together as a family when needed and there is no short supply of wonderful and dedicated volunteers that help keep this school great! My kids learned a lot and continue to remember the fun and good times with friends and teachers who make Sheafe Road 'A fun place to learn'!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

I have 3 children @ Sheafe Rd. Elementary. I am pleased with their progress. Sheafe has many activities: Drama Club, Homework Club, Math Club, Math Carnivals, Fall Festivals, Ice Cream Socials, Reading Workshops w/ Mount St. Mary College, Science Fairs, Intramurals that include Football, Karate, Rock Wall Climbing, Track & Field, Bowling, Floor Hockey, Soccer, Tennis, Gymnastics & Dance ect... Yet, I am very concerned with the future of education in Wappingers Central School District. Due to budget cuts @ the state & county levels services are being cut. Next year the Enrichment Program & Bridge Classes will not be available @ Sheafe Rd. Loss of these services is a tragedy. All of my children have participated in one or both of these programs and are better students for it. One of my children, in particular, is learning impared & would still be struggling without those programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2009

My daughter is in the 2nd grade . And so far she has had a wonderful time learning and getting great grades from k-2 and the staff has been very helpful. I have all nice things to say about the staff and the school . thank you and keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2008

This is not the best school to attend if your child shows the need for special education intervention later on in their elementary years. You really have to be an advocate for your child and fight hard to get any help. I also do not care on how they grade low the 1st quarter just to give the child incentive to work harder for a higher grade. It is not fair to those who are already working hard and not seeing the reward.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2006

I have had three (very different) children in Sheafe Road. I think this is the absolute best elementary school in New York! All of the teachers are incredibly kind and caring towards the students AND their families. Most teachers try to guides each student to use their full abilities but it's difficult sometimes due to all the strife in many of these children's lives. The new principal is outstanding and his energy and friendliness have infused the school with new vigor to strive toward excellence! The PTA does a lot to add extra fun into the school life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2006

My child started Sheafe Road after a move to the area in 4th grade. She had a wonderful start and transition to her new school thanks to a wonderful teacher who was very attentive to her needs. She was very welcome by students and teachers alike. Since I can compare the level of education from Long Island to here I have a few concerns. She started taking violin lessons in 2nd grade, so she already had 2 years of learning! Here it only starts in 5th, to me she has to start over again. She also had book reports in 2nd and 3rd, which were simple and question lead,it got her thinking,organizing and writing. In Sheafe she had none! My concern is academics are a little behind schedule in certain areas. Sheafe Road has a lot of potential, I believe it is capable of so much more.Start them young.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2004

I have a kindergartener in Sheafe rd elementary and I feel he is not learning enough. There is too much 'play' or 'free' time and not enough instructional time. A pta member informed me that there is experimental classes at the school where those students are taught differently and more material than the other classes. I feel it is at a great disadavantage to those students in the 'regular' class due to the fact that the others will be more advanced. What will happen to these children next year? the advanced will be bored in a 'regular' classroom and the others will stuggle. (and no you don't have an option to chose which class your child is enrolled in and there is no screening.) I am not impressed with my child's education at this school.
—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.

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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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
83%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
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 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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
70%
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 Students36%
Female39%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities0%
General population44%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant36%

Math

All Students41%
Female37%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities0%
General population48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant41%
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 Students37%
Female42%
Male31%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities33%
General population37%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%

Math

All Students38%
Female36%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities50%
General population35%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%

Science

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities100%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
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%
Female33%
Male17%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population30%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%

Math

All Students35%
Female38%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population37%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%
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 59% 48%
Hispanic 2 30% 23%
Black 2 7% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 4% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 14%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 255%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 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 16%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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  • MR. JAMES DALEY

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287 Sheafe Rd
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
Phone: (845) 298-5290

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