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Church Street School

Public | PK-5 | 691 students

 

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Posted June 22, 2012

Church Street is arguably the best of the 5 local public elementary schools. Our new principal of 2 years has helped inject even more school spirit into the kids. I have two children and they have each had great teachers each step of the way - none exactly like the other, but excellent in their own way. The PTA is vibrant and active. As a school, we worked together to win a $10,000 prize beating out many schools in the county, not just district, in a huge show of support and a goal in mind. The focus on science & technology has definitely promoted my kids' interest in the subjects, and I'm happy to see them thriving as prolific readers AND writers. Favorite specials include music and art, and the opportunity to enrich their classroom education with hands on gardening, and butterfly study in the courtyard has made their class topics relevant to the children. Way to go Church Street!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2011

My oldest son has attended Church St school for 4 years and has had a wonderful experience. They challenge and encourage your child to perform well academically. I am currently satisfied with the results of my youngest son who is attending kindergarten as well. The staff is very nurturing and patient to new comers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2007

I have two children in Church Street School this year. I am amazed to see how well they are doing. My Kindergarten has been lucky to have the best teacher in the whole world. When she went in she had no interest in the alphabet and had a very difficult time to sit still. Now she is able to sit and write her own book in Kindergarten spelling of course. She has also began reading picture books. She loves being with the teacher and classmates. My third grader is going well and have adjusted nicely. I believe the tracers and parents make a great team at church.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2007

In many ways is a great school. My son is been there since Kindergarden. I wish they had sports...they don't at all but I do understand is a small school so that is maybe why they don't have them. Most teachers are nice and Mr. DeChance is a good principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

Overall we are pleased, but are a little upset about the drop off as it appears that they only bring the kids half way to the building and now my son wants his mother to walk him into the building. He seems to enjoy the school and actually has homework. Overall the school looks good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2005

Great school. Good Environment for children. Great Leadership.
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Posted November 21, 2004

I've never known a vice principal who has been more active and been more dedicated to providing quality service not only for the sake of the school, and more so for the love of the children, than dr. Amy kuperblume. She's a presence at church street that every school on this planet should have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2004

I think that it is a great school, especially the art program. I think that they should include more opportunity's for recess but the teachers are the greatest! I also think that they should have more field trips, since they took away the Natures Classroom one. Students felt upset that the grades before them got to go and they didn't but it is overall a great schoool.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 30, 2004

Warm and nurturing teachers. Supportive staff for both students and parents. A balance of creativity and instruction. Assistant Principal is supportive and caring. I would recommend this school to any students of any abililty or backgound.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

This a great school and I am very happy to have my son 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 32% in 2014.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
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 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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

117 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
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 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
Hispanic 1 55% 23%
White 1 24% 48%
Black 2 14% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 5% 9%
Two or more races 2 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 120%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 151%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 60%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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  • MR. DARRELL STINCHCOMB

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295 Church St
White Plains, NY 10603
Phone: (914) 422-2400

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