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Family School 32

Public | PK-8 | 561 students

 

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Posted October 29, 2013

Great school n staff this school actually cares about the students that's what's important. My girls actually look forward to school every day! N the teachers actually do call u n write to u if there's anything concerning the child school work ! I see the work n dedication n this school other schools I had my girls in we're not as caring as they r here ! Here the child does matter !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2013

I really like this school. My son has been attending this school since he was in pre-k. The teachers are great and they really work with the parents to ensure your childrens future. I would recommend this school to everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2008

Family School 32 is a graet school and many students are changing thier schools for Family School 32.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 5, 2005

Family School is a wonderful school with caring teachers, a wonderful principal and PACT (Parent and Child Together) time which really gets the parents more involved in their child's education. Most notable teachers are Mrs. McSpedon (Pre-K), Ms. Perino (Kindergarte), Ms. Grotto (1st Grade), Mrs. Hart/Ms. Wicoff (2nd Grade). My children are very happy with this school and they adore the principal. Truly a home away from home! Highly recommended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2005

I am very happy with this school. My two children are, too. Too bad Yonkers school system is not doing so well budget-wise that is why we are considering going private. School staff are helpful and cordial; the principal is kind, very involved and knows each child by name.
—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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
38%
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

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
31%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
30%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
32%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
23%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
31%
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 33% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
20%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
54%
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 Students11%
Female18%
Male8%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White0%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilities0%
General population17%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English14%
Non-migrant11%

Math

All Students13%
Female14%
Male13%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White21%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities0%
General population19%
English language learners9%
Proficient in English14%
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 Students13%
Female17%
Male9%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities0%
General population19%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English15%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant13%

Math

All Students17%
Female10%
Male24%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White15%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities5%
General population25%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English20%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant17%

Science

All Students66%
Female62%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities43%
General population78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
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 Students14%
Female21%
Male9%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White15%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities0%
General population23%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English16%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant14%

Math

All Students4%
Female6%
Male3%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic3%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White8%
Economically disadvantaged2%
Not economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilities4%
General population4%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English5%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant4%
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 Students7%
Female8%
Male7%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic5%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White18%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilities0%
General population11%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English9%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant7%

Math

All Students8%
Female8%
Male10%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic5%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities0%
General population12%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English10%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant8%
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 Students12%
Female10%
Male14%
African American7%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities0%
General population16%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English13%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant12%

Math

All Students5%
Female5%
Male6%
African American8%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White8%
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilities0%
General population7%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English6%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant5%
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 Students9%
Female8%
Male9%
African American6%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic7%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population11%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English9%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant9%

Math

All Students5%
Female0%
Male9%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic3%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged2%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population7%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English6%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant5%

Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
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 48% 23%
White 23% 48%
Black 20% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 9%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 113%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 267%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 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 56%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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School Leader's name
  • MS. SUSAN FIERSON

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1 Montclair Pl
Yonkers, NY 10710
Phone: (914) 376-8595

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