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Patricia A Dichiaro School

Public | PK-7 | 528 students

 

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Posted April 29, 2014

My school is very good, my children are very happy, they love the school. The enviorement is safe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2014

Greetings Everyone! I've been reading everyone's comments and all have been helpful, although I have been getting mixed singles with some postings. But I'm thinking of relocating to Yonkers and I'm a bit unfamiliar with choosing the right, safe neighborhoods for my two boys and not to mention I'm a bit limited because I don't have a car. I'm looking for low income rental so I figured I would base majority of my apartment search on or near a good middle school, although I have one child in college and the other in middle (nuts)..But how is the living area around Patricia A Dichiaro school or any neighboring schools? And if anyone know if colleges are near as well that would be great as well.. Any suggestions or resources are welcome...


Posted September 27, 2013

This has to be one of the best schools in yonkers I have been thrilled that we were able to achieve this excellence in yonkers. Why leave when some of the best free schools are sitting right under our noses.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2013

The most amazing Principal EVER! Principal Langan is an amazing person and leader. She is a real mentor to her teachers and staff. My kids love going to school and part of that is beacuse Ms. Langan has created a positive school culture! I think she knows the names of all the kids!! She is that person that my kids will remember when they are adults and think back. Thank you Ms. Langan for truly caring abouth our kids, A.S
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2013

This is my Grandson's first year at school 8. He graduated from the 6th grade with honors. I am very happy with the staff. They are friendly and very accommodating. My Grandson is enjoying the school and he is learning a lot. Keep up the good work school 8. And may God continue to bless your wonderful principal and staff. Grandma Brenda


Posted November 4, 2011

My daughter started pre-K last year and thanks for Mrs. O'Connor and Ms. Carmen we had the most amazing experience. Ms. Langan and all the stuff are the best ever. Thank you for making our lives happier!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2011

I LOVE this school! First Principal Langan is an amazing person and a true leader! Without her, DiChiaro would not be where it is. I always tell her that she's never allowed to retire :-). The teachers are also amazing. My daughter, who is in Kindergarden, loves her teacher. My daughter has had a difficult time listening and following directions, and the teacher brought it to our attention and has worked with us in getting my daughter to behave and without her, we could not have accomplished as much as we have in the course of a few months! Thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2011

My son started Kindergarten this year at Dichiaro and loves it. There has never been a day that he has not wanted to go to school. The teachers are very supportive and caring. The principal is brillant, she is always very positive & on hand to help when needed.The school is very family oriented and every month there is something fun to do at the school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

This school is one of the best in the Yonkers public school system; the school is small and the teachers and staff have a very caring attitude toward the students. Academically, they focus on literacy and have really fostered my son's creativity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2010

I absolutely LOVE DiChiaro.... My daughter has been there since Kindergarten. Ms. Langan and EVERY member of her staff has been a positive influence in my daughter's education. It is very family oriented and every month there is something fun to do at the school. THere is never a day where she does not want to go to school. What does that say????
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2010

I couldn't be happier...I love the school, Principal Langan is AMAZING, always positive and happy. The teachers are really good and sweet to the kids. Mamamia
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2009

I highly recommend this school. I have 2 children in this school and we all love it. It is a friendly, encouraging environment. The Principal is awesome, the parents are involved and the sponsored programs are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2008

I recomend Dichiaro to any parent and student. I have 2 children who already attend this school fourth and second grade and my 3rd will be joining pre-k in Sept. Every teacher my child has had was amazing. The principal is very hands on, and knows all her students by name. She is always on call when you need her, and very attentive and yet very respected by all the students. The parents and PTA are very friendly, and I consider myself to be very lucky to have found a public school such as Dichiaro. Kellie Sestak
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2007

I recommend this school all the time. My two boys go here (5th grade and 2nd grade) and if we weren't moving out of the area, my daughter would be going there in the fall. Even though Yonkers doesn't have neighborhood schools, DiChiaro has a neighborhood feel. Parents are involved and the teachers and staff know every student & parent. My kids take the bus and I don't get to as many PTA meetings as I would like due to scheduling conflicts and everyone at the school still knows me by name. Teachers are extremely patient and kind but will be tough when necessary (which I personally think is a good thing). It's too bad it only goes to 5th grade! We had a great experience there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2006

Academically my child has improved. My son was transferred to a bronx school and he couldn't read within two months my son was sounding out words and identifing words. I love one of my guidance counceolrs mrs. Scheei. She keeps me up to date with my son. If there was any problem she never hesitated to call me and i never resisted the call. The teachers were great. Mrs. Cailoa, mr.Shrade. And mrs. Giambaldo had made the transition of being in yonkers a success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2006

Great school; supergreat teachers/staff; if only there were money in budget for arts/music/extra curricula activites!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2005

Every time I attend a PTA meeting or go to any school function, I am humbeled by the level of comittment by EVERYONE at this school. Each child is treated as if they were part of the family. They have been working without a contract, but you'd think they were paid like executives, the way they work. I consider myself lucky to have my daughter in this wonderful caring environment. The consitently score as high as the Perls school for gifted children on the standard state tests. I love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2005

I am very pleased with the quality of my child's pre-k education. The dedication of his teachers and the school administrative staff have really impressed me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2004

We just moved away from NY. My children have been to DiChiaro since Kindergarten. What a wonderful school, staff, Principal. Ms. Langan was always willing to help in anyway she could. When I looked into the schools in new location I think I came to picking the best school the closest to what DiChiaro offered. I was very upset leaving all the wonderful staff. I have nothing but praise for this school. In my opinion this is the best elementary school in Yonkers, NY. -Joann Hracs
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2004

My two oldest boys attend DiChiaro and we absolutely love it! Pat Langan, the prinicpal, is outstanding. This is our third year with the school and it gets better every year. My boys are receiving a top notch education and the best part is--the school is up the street from our home! It's an excellent school and has an outstanding faculty that fosters a community feel throughout the 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 31% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
55%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%
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

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
56%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
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 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 Students42%
Female56%
Male27%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities0%
General population53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English42%
Non-migrant42%

Math

All Students36%
Female44%
Male27%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities0%
General population45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English36%
Non-migrant36%
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 Students64%
Female75%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%

Math

All Students55%
Female63%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%

Science

All Students98%
Female100%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
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 Students42%
Female41%
Male44%
African American10%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities13%
General population53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%

Math

All Students27%
Female25%
Male28%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities0%
General population38%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%
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 Students30%
Female29%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities0%
General population39%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%

Math

All Students25%
Female20%
Male28%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White28%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities0%
General population31%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant25%
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 Students22%
Female22%
Male20%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities0%
General population27%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English22%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant22%

Math

All Students2%
Female0%
Male3%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilities0%
General population2%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English2%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant2%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 2 47% 48%
Hispanic 2 35% 23%
Black 1 13% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 4% 9%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 22%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 140%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 54%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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373 Bronxville Rd
Yonkers, NY 10708
Phone: (914) 376-8566

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