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Clinton Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 529 students

 

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Posted April 23, 2014

Principal is very cold and uncaring ,office staff very cold and they make you feel very unwelcome.This is usually not the case in an elementary school,very disappointing to many parents I have spoken to.The teachers however are pretty much kind and caring about the kids.I have made a choice to send my children to Clinton Elementary instead of Northwood I wish I would have known these things before I had made my decision .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2012

I was fortunate to have my son who has several learning disabilities attend Clinton Elementary under the leadership of Principal Christie L. Angrisano. I will never forget when others complained it was it was too hard to have him in class she said my teachers can and will do it, and they did. I will always be thankful for her leadership with the school team members, hard work, kindness, and the breakthroughs that were made because she believed and expected nothing less from her staff. While my son attended Clinton I volunteered frequently and enjoyed assisting the teachers with field days, holiday parties, and other special events. Everyone was helpful and caring, from the nurse and the lunch room staff to the maintenance staff, all working together for the benefit of the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2009

My child has attended Clinton Elementary for three years. While I am pleased with the West Seneca School District in general, I am painfully disappointed in the cold and distant demeanor of the principal. I feel that one of the most important qualities of an elementary principal is that they be kind and caring. This is not the case at Clinton. Also, as a parent I feel that I am not welcome in the building...there are little or no extensions to parents to volunteer during the school day. The principal micro-manages every aspect of the school. The teachers however have been terrific.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2009

This is the the only public school my child has attended since my oldest is only 5 but I'm not real impressed with the school. The principal was very cold and distant. The teachers seem to dismiss even the most extreme of behaviors and my child has become the child that everyone loves to pick on. Maybe its a generational thing but I really don't remember elementary types of problems till I was in High school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2009

I had my reservations coming to this school. Class size is somewhat larger than some would like in 5th grade, but overall I can say I'm constantly pleasantly surprised by the support of the principal, teachers, and staff. As a parent, it may be harder to see the extreme benefit of our principal, but the impact he has on our children amazes me. We love the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2008

This is a wonderful school. They are 100% involved in your childs wellbeing. They have a patient and caring speech teacher. We were always updated on our childs behavior (whether good or bad). The only complaint I have is against the principal of the school. She is much more suited for a high school.
—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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
77%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
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 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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%
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 Students43%
Female50%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population43%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
Non-migrant43%

Math

All Students52%
Female53%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Non-migrant52%
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 Students30%
Female38%
Male22%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%

Math

All Students41%
Female38%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%

Science

All Students96%
Female94%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
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 Students41%
Female53%
Male25%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%

Math

All Students30%
Female28%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%
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 Students41%
Female47%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%

Math

All Students39%
Female48%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%
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 2 95% 48%
Hispanic 2 2% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1% 9%
Black 2 1% 19%
Two or more races 1 1% 1%
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 26%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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4100 Clinton St
West Seneca, NY 14224
Phone: (716) 677-3620

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