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Allendale Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 490 students

 
 

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Posted November 3, 2009

All my grandchildren have attended, and two of them are attending at the moment. They are always happy little people when preparing to attend school. Both Mikayla and Kyle always have positive attitudes when attending school, and always have very complimentary comments when it comes to their teachers, plus their positive attitudes contribute to the fact that this school is doing something 'right' to have a happy group of attending future graduates. I have been at the school many times and have been made very welcome when coming to visit or pick up my grandchildren for appointed doctor's visits. Keep up the excellent work with the happiness and joy I see in these future children as they enter their higher education, the work force, and perhaps future educators. Keep this positive, caring attitude into their futures. A 'Proud Grandmother'


Posted August 8, 2009

Knowledgable teachers, caring and thoughtful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2005

Most assignments given to my 5th grader are preparing her for later grade levels. Most of her long term assignments are requiring research BUT they are also promoting her artistic side.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2004

I have had 4 children attend Allendale and we have had many great experiences. Two of my children are now in highly rated universities and much of their success I attribute to the great start they received at Allendale. I also have a child who has a learning diability and my experieces with the Allendale staff have been great. She is now receiving very good grades in high school dispite her learning difficulties. If parents stay involvled (and the Allendale staff support us), your child's education will blossom. Older teachers do tend to be set in their ways, but their knowldge and experiences have helped our children. I recommend Allendale to any parent that wants a well founded education for their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2003

Allendale may improve once the older teachers have retired and some new blood comes into the school. The principal is more interested in guest speakers than a vibrant daily learning environment and the parents are treated like elementary school children most of the time. Blind patriotism is being promoted with fervent zeal without adding the ability to think about and analyze world events. Teachers are handing out decades-old 'dittos' (literally) and give the distinct impression that they are coasting to retirement. The art and music programs, though, are fantastic, because of some really dynamic and caring teachers. They focus on artists and composers and give the children experience in different genres of art and music. Overall, though, I have been extremely disappointed with my daughter's education at Allendale and feel that her desire for learning is being squelched by the school's pure desire for number grades and by decades-old teaching styles which I remember and hated myself. And I was an A-student! If you are moving based on your child's education, do NOT move into the Allendale area. You will be gravely disappointed.


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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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
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 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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
78%
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 Students46%
Female40%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
Non-migrant46%

Math

All Students55%
Female36%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Non-migrant55%
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 Students31%
Female38%
Male22%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%

Math

All Students10%
Female11%
Male7%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White7%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English10%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant10%

Science

All Students96%
Female97%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
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 Students38%
Female48%
Male22%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%

Math

All Students13%
Female14%
Male10%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English13%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant13%
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 Students28%
Female23%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population31%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English28%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%

Math

All Students14%
Female16%
Male14%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White14%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population16%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English14%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant14%
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 95% 48%
Black 1 2% 19%
Hispanic 2 1% 23%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 0% 9%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 0%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28%N/A43%
Source: 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 0%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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West Seneca, NY 14224
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