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School 5

Public | PK-8 | 609 students

 

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Posted Saturday, July 26, 2014

I've been going to this school since Pre-K and the teachers are switched around. There's almost always some kind of drama because of work, mostly because the teachers don't communicate with each other about what homework they are giving to the students. Sometimes we have two or three huge projects due or tests on the same day, and it's very hard to keep up when you need to relax a little. In addition to this, teachers will often make the whole class suffer because of somebody's need to disturb everyone else, causing us to receive even MORE homework. It's kind of disappointing that there isn't even a school counselor OR an assistant principal for the kids that need someone to talk to. We used to have an assistant principal, then the next year we had a different one for a while but for some reason she went to another school. I think that you are better off working by yourself whenever you can, like I did so that you get a LOT more work done than everyone else. I'm going into eighth grade in September. Once you hit seventh grade, it's hard to avoid getting in trouble, even for something you didn't do. Overall, School 5's biggest flaw is that things can tend to get unorganized.


Posted October 2, 2013

It's Alright....I've Been Here Since Pre K Was Full Time And When 8th Grade Was Introduced To The School,Im Currently In 8th Grade...They Always Tend To Switch Teachers Around Every Year,They Switched A 1st Grade Teacher To 6th Grade And A 4th Grade Teacher To Kindergarten In The Past...Students Are Out Of Control!


Posted May 12, 2010

School 5 has very dedicated teachers and the principal is exceptional. My son and nieces attend this school and from Pre-K they can read and write. Our family has gone through a very difficult loss and they have been very comprehensive and understanding with the children's needs. A school that cares and demonstrates that their students can be the best they can be has my full vote! I wouldn't had chosen any other school for my son and nieces success!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2010

We're very happy with the education our children are getting as well as their safety at School 5. The principal takes an active role and knows all the children by name.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2009

This is a great school. My children love attending School 5. My children are challenged and continue to grow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2004

When my granddaughter and grandson started at school 5 i was a little concerned. But after meeting the administration and teaching staff and saw how concerned they were with the wellbeing of the children and the learning process i felt very happy having my grandchildren at school 5. They have wonderful teachers and assistants. Their extracurricular activities are fun yet educational and most of all my grandchildren love the school. I would highly recommend this school.
—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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
23%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
51%

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 30% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
86%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
58%

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 30% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
37%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
23%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
47%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
64%
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 Students18%
Female26%
Male11%
African American18%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities0%
General population21%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English24%
Non-migrant18%

Math

All Students14%
Female16%
Male11%
African American18%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilities0%
General population16%
English language learners7%
Proficient in English16%
Non-migrant14%
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 Students16%
Female27%
Male9%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilities0%
General population23%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English17%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant16%

Math

All Students9%
Female17%
Male4%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic5%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities0%
General population13%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English10%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant9%

Science

All Students77%
Female82%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities38%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
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 Students4%
Female3%
Male4%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilities0%
General population4%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English4%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant4%

Math

All Students8%
Female6%
Male11%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic6%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged2%
Not economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities0%
General population10%
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 Students7%
Female14%
Male4%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White0%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population10%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English8%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant7%

Math

All Students8%
Female14%
Male4%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic4%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White8%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population10%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English9%
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 Students19%
Female20%
Male18%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population22%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant19%

Math

All Students3%
Female0%
Male7%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic3%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White0%
Economically disadvantaged2%
Not economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population4%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant3%
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%
Female18%
Male7%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White14%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant12%

Math

All Students3%
Female7%
Male0%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic4%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White6%
Economically disadvantaged2%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant3%

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

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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 2 53% 23%
White 1 26% 48%
Black 1 14% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 6% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 1%
Two or more races 1 1% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 214%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 274%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 67%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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118 Lockwood Ave
Yonkers, NY 10701
Phone: (914) 376-8320

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