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School 9

Public | PK-6 | 389 students

 

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Posted March 29, 2014

Since the change in administration in school nine to Ms thiam.The school has improved this school needs more parent involvement . I wonder if these parents care about children s education. Its clear that this school needs more help from everyone not just staff. They are also upgrading the playground play and school go hand and hand. The new PTA president isreally awesome and so are the other ccommittee members.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2013

School 9 is a horrible school, it has changed for the worse over the last few years. My son went from loving this school to dreading the thought of attending. The principal, Mr. Ricciuti is very rude and does not assist in ensuring children are receiving an appropriate education, his main concern is making him self look good. School 9 is low performing and will continue to be that way if they do not change some things and people around in that building. Please DO NOT send your child/children to that school!! Alot of the teachers are GREAT but be sure to stay away from Ms. Lauren Pisano, teaching is NOT her main focus, instead she would rather criticize children that she "does not like." By all means, change your child's class immediately if she is their teacher, you will be glad that you did!! This is factual information I am speaking from experience!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2011

If you really care about your childrens education, please, don't send your kids here...As a parent, this school is the worst I had seen...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2010

The school is very bad, very dirty, and no secuirity. The first grade kids do not have basic books to learn such as: reading, math, and spelling books. As a parent, when I complain, the principal gave me two different versions of explanations. Very bad school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2008

this has been the worst school I have seen very dirty outside and inside. no security anyone can go in the school no questions ask. The office people don't even know what to do or were to send you, very unproffesional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2008

i used to go to school nine! i think its a great school! the teachers are wonderful. every principal that has been to this school has done a great job. But one thing the school needs to invest in is a security guard.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 28, 2006

I think this school is wonderful for my daughter shes been in that school for 7 years of her life and she loves it there she knows every body from the staff to the students so I don't know what these other parents are talking about. This school is perfect. I know that all people do not think alike but I think it is one of the best schools on my list
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2004

The staff at this school changes yearly, in three years there have been 3 principals,3 guidance counselors,very disappointed with this school.But I beleive the blame should be put on the bd of education.Which also has to blame for the cuts in services,such as now there is no security guard.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2004

Principal leadership is failing and the PTA is non-existent. Very little parental involvement. Notices given the day before to school events .
—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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
29%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
35%
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. 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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
26%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2011.

59 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%
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. 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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
65%
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. 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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 31% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
62%

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. 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 2011-2012 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 52% 23%
Black 36% 19%
White 7% 48%
Asian 5% 9%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 16%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81%N/A43%
Source: 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 61%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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  • MR. ROBERT RICCUITI

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Yonkers, NY 10703
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