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Post Road School

Public | PK-5 | 536 students

 

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Posted January 24, 2014

Went for a tour at this school and the vice principal is SO SO rude. I'd she talks to me like that I don't even want to think about how she talks to the children! The building is nice but it seems like every staff member I saw was just as rude as rude so I will instead be sending my kids to mamaroneck ave school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2012

There was a building blunder when the new Post Road School was built a couple of years ago. The outdoor play areas are inadequate for the number of students. The field is usually empty during play time. It often looks flooded.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2011

Post Road is a wonderful school community and learning environment. I have a child in second grade there, and all teachers have been exceptional. The building itself, is the newest and most beautiful school building in White Plains. It is bright and airy as well as being a "green" school building with geothermal heating and cooling and non-VOC surfaces. The PTA is very active and contributes to a wonderful sense of community. The low rating (of 5 out of 10) is very misleading, since Post Road School has a good amount of special needs learners and children whose first language is not English. If you have a gifted child, he or she will thrive at Post Road and reive more advanced work, if your child needs more help, he or she will receive all services there .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2011

I went to this school as a child and my daughter went to this school as well. The teachers were/are wonderful, knowledgeable, and willing to go the extra mile to teach and always give each child full attention. I love Post Road and I recommend it to all my friends and family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2011

I have had at least one child in this school since 2000 and even though the administration has changed many of the teachers and staff have stayed the same. Many of the teachers are exceptional and caring. Many parents are very involved. Also there is diverse student body so the children are really exposed to many different cultures and backgrounds. Would definitely recommend the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2009

Brand New Green School. Really caring staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

The teachers and the time they take to be invoved with students and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2009

Reading these entries causes me to shake my head. The so-called 'great' Dr. Smith, former Post Road principal barely lasted two years. He used bells and whistles to substitute for his absence of leadership. White Plains has very few strong leaders. The district chooses to spend its huge budget by employing scores of administrators who have no contact with students.


Posted February 11, 2005

The academic programs and atmosphere were impressive. The children have access to computers in each classroom, modern facilities including the media center, nature center, computer lab and auditorium. The extracurricular activities were also very impressive and included alot of parental involvement. Overall this school staff, teachers and pricipal possessed a positive energy that motivated the students, the parents and most of all the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2004

Post Rd. School has a great principal and staff, the PTA is involved in creating a better school for all students. While the school's diversity creates challenges, it also creates unique learning opportunities for the children. Professionalism is the one word that describes the staff and District above all else. The District invests in training its staff and it shows in everything they do. Dr. Smith, Post Rd.'s principal, has infused the school with energy in the past year plus. We look forward to his continued leadership at the helm.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2004

My daughter is in 2nd grade and I have found the teachers to be very committed and the school community to be close. The PTA is very involved as are the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2004

My son is in 3rd grade and I have been amazed at how wonderful the school is. The principal is truly fantastic.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%
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

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
60%
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 Students28%
Female33%
Male23%
African American25%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities0%
General population32%
English language learners7%
Proficient in English34%
Non-migrant28%

Math

All Students22%
Female21%
Male21%
African American12%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities0%
General population25%
English language learners3%
Proficient in English27%
Non-migrant22%
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 Students26%
Female30%
Male23%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population28%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant26%

Math

All Students29%
Female23%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population27%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%

Science

All Students85%
Female87%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population85%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
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 Students29%
Female38%
Male21%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population33%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%

Math

All Students20%
Female24%
Male18%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population23%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English23%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant20%
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

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
Hispanic 1 54% 23%
White 1 26% 48%
Black 2 15% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 3% 9%
Two or more races 1 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 220%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 162%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 2%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 72%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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175 W Post Rd
White Plains, NY 10606
Phone: (914) 422-2320

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