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Heim Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 679 students

 
 

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Posted March 26, 2008

I have 2 children currently at this school (4th and 2nd grades) and my 3rd will start Kindergarten in the Fall. The staff and teachers at this school are extrodinary! Without hesistation I send my children here day after day knowing that whatever their needs are they will be met! Way to go Heim Huskies!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2005

I have 2 children at Heim and we love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2005

Heim Elementary is probably one of the best elementaries in the nation. We are a military family and move more than the average family. I have children in the 1st and 3d grades at this school. The teachers are extraordinary. There is a consistant and high level offering of music and art. My kindergartener learned to draw and color like Monet! My third grader sings in the chorus, which is a joy to listen to. The PTA offers wonderful after school clubs that include gardening, scrapbooking, pilates, sewing, and so many more I can't list them all. We have been truly blessed by the educational community here. In fact as we move again this summer, I am very concerned for my new kindergartener. I pray we can find a school as loving and as academically excellent as this one. Heim also won the national PTA parent involvement award in 2004.
—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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
81%

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.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
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 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 Students49%
Female55%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities9%
General population53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant49%

Math

All Students59%
Female63%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities18%
General population62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant59%
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%
Female39%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander40%
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities0%
General population43%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant38%

Math

All Students52%
Female43%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander60%
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities5%
General population58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%

Science

All Students96%
Female94%
Male98%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander87%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities74%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
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

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 79% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 9%
Hispanic 3% 23%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Black 2% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 15%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 211%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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 11%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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155 Heim Rd
Williamsville, NY 14221
Phone: (716) 626-8686

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