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Watervliet Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 746 students

 

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Posted May 27, 2014

The teacher are great and they are very hands on with the children. My son loves his teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2011

My son has been going to this school since pre-k and now is in first grade. He has had amazing teachers each year and has come a long way. My son has ADHD and getting him on the same level as other students has been a challenge. The teachers have not only kept me up to date about his issues but his accomplishments as well. I appreciate the extra steps they have taken through notes home, emails, and phone calls.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

The experience that I have had with WES has not been a positive one. There is no real good discipline system in place so when students do something wrong they are not disciplined correctly, or the punishment is not fully carried out, so no one is really held accountable for their actions. Bullying is running like wild fire in the schools and the bullies are questioned they simpley deny it and are believed and let go and keep doing it. Education is substandard. I would strongly discourage anyone from sending their children here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2009

W.E.S. has many strong points. I have been able to work with both the teachers and the admin. to get the best education for my son. There have been some tough spots but we learn how put in a little more effort to get the best for our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

Since the WES changed admin staff it has gone down hill. They have lost many wonderful teachers that have been with the district for years. Many of which were male teachers and as every one knows they are hard to come by especially if they are good ones. Instead of hiring well qualified teacher they play the politics game. Students that are failing they say that they are doing their best but in my opion they are not doing all they can if the child is still struggling. Yes in some cases maybe they are but for the most part some teachers just don't care. But over all Watervliet has many good teachers and hopefully they will stay but with how the school has been run lately it is hard to say.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2007

Watervliet is getting such a bad reputation! I think they need to strengthen their academic program and put Watervliet schools back on the map!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2006

All of my children go to the elementary school and i really have no complaints. The teachers are very helpful adn teach to the best of their abilities! tara richardson
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2004

All of my children have gone to WHS since they were 5 years old. WHS is a school where the children definitely do not come first. No child is encouraged to do their personal best and have been labeled as the smart or dumb kids. The very few teachers who are highly skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child have lost their abitlity to teach. The principal is kind, but the children have no respect for the vice principal and that is why WHS has fallen in its academic standards. This school has been a big disappointment. It's no child left behind approach has not been utilized and half or more of the children are on academic probation, due to failing two or more grades because our kids school need accelerated learning opportunities which have not been available. Our school has dramatically deteriorated and at it is mediocre at best. It has therefore not carried forth with the advantages of a public school, and with all of the disadvantages, I would truly discourage others from sending thier children there.
—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 31% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
49%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
67%
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

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
49%
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 Students30%
Female31%
Male29%
African American28%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White28%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities14%
General population32%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant30%

Math

All Students31%
Female28%
Male32%
African American32%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities7%
General population35%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant31%
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 Students20%
Female13%
Male29%
African American11%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic5%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities0%
General population22%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English21%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant20%

Math

All Students21%
Female15%
Male31%
African American10%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities0%
General population25%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English22%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant21%

Science

All Students96%
Female96%
Male95%
African American94%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities92%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
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 Students9%
Female10%
Male9%
African American5%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White11%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities0%
General population12%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant9%

Math

All Students15%
Female6%
Male28%
African American10%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities0%
General population19%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant15%
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 Students23%
Female29%
Male18%
African American23%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White22%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities0%
General population27%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English23%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant23%

Math

All Students37%
Female31%
Male42%
African American23%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities0%
General population41%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English37%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%
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 1 63% 48%
Black 1 18% 19%
Hispanic 2 11% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 4% 9%
Two or more races 2 3% 1%
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 22%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 268%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 4%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 6%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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2557 10th Ave
Watervliet, NY 12189
Phone: (518) 629-3400

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