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School 5

Public | PK-8 | 609 students

 

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Posted 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.

About these ratings

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 32% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
16%

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
51%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
28%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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 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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
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 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 29% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
7%

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
12%

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
52%
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 29% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
12%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
25%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
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 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 36% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
12%

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/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 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 2 53% 23%
White 1 26% 48%
Black 1 14% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 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 114%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 174%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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School basics

School Leader's name
  • DR. GERALDINE PISACRETA

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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118 Lockwood Ave
Yonkers, NY 10701
Phone: (914) 376-8320

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