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George Washington School

Public | 1-5 | 363 students

 

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6 reviews of this school


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Posted August 1, 2013

the school is good, but is a lot parents that don't speak English, and is a little hard to have a good communication and geft ing involved and improved all the necessities that our children nedd
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

The school and curriculum is good overall. More recently parents (like myself) have noticed that some teachers come to the class unprepared with the lesson thus slowing down the learning process. Also what is up with homework on loose sheets?? Let the kids use a notebook
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2008

The new(2007) principal's focus is on the children, the curriculum and the safety of the school. The atmosphere is like family. The support you receive is sincere and worthwhile.


Posted August 2, 2006

GW is a good school, however, more extracurricular activities could be useful.
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted August 2, 2005

I feel the cirriculum at the school is top-notch, not to mention the friendly atmosphere provided by the entire school staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2004

The teachers are great but they need to focus more on getting a good reading program into the district. There are children that need a more focused approach to reading. It is sad that this district doesn't use any reading program other then Read 180 or Erst. These do not deal with comprehension, blends or decodeing.
—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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
81%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
12%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
73%
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 41% 48%
Hispanic 1 36% 23%
Black 1 12% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 7% 9%
Two or more races 1 4% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 27%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 142%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 73%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. THERESA GANLEY

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347 William St
West Hempstead, NY 11552
Phone: (516) 390-3130

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