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Park Avenue Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 487 students

 

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Posted September 11, 2013

Our school was built in the 1930's as the town's high school, and is an Art Deco masterpiece. It has wonderful teachers and an amazing staff, and won a Presidential Blue Ribbon award a few years ago. It supports the local food pantry on a regular basis. Over 100 students walk to the school daily, and safe walkways have been enhanced in the area to encourage healthy habits in our youth. Our PTA has always been strong, and is involved with bringing amazing speakers for the children and family activities monthly. A keystone of our community, Park Ave has educated generations of residents and will continue to do so for years to come.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2013

Park Avenue Elementary School is an excellent school with outstanding teachers, a fantastic Principal, and great staff. My two boys attend this school, beginning with Kindergarten and now in the 3rd and 5th grades. We've had wonderful teachers and have enjoyed the experience immensely. My boys look forward to going to school. Because we live in the neighborhood less than a 1/3 mile away, it's an easy 10 minute walk or a 5 minute bicycle ride to school. I absolutely love being able to walk my boys to school and then walk back to school to bring them home at the end of each school day. The school is situated on the top of a hill above one of our town parks. This is a great school. Highly recommended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2013

Park Ave Elementary is a great blue ribbon school. I have 2 children, one attended Park and the other is still in Park. We love it from the top on down. Teachers, staff and all involved with the school are a pleasure to interact with. Very personable, every time I show up they know me right away. My children are better kids because they went to Park Ave, in a great community like Warwick.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2013

My sons both go to this school and have had a wonderful experience. The principal fosters a spirit of community and trust. The PTA is very active and encourages parent involvement. The teachers go above and beyond.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2006

Great school. Great teachers and safe environment.
—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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

126 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
75%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%
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.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
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 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 78% 48%
Hispanic 1 16% 23%
Black 1 4% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 16%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 218%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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 63%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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  • MS. SANDRA WOOD

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10 Park Ave
Warwick, NY 10990
Phone: (845) 987-3170

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