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Casimir Pulaski School

Public | PK-8 | 549 students

 

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Posted April 17, 2014

Pulaski is great. My kids have excelled beyond my expectations. All the teachers are phenomenal and I can't say more good things of our PTA. They are all about the kids, always thinking what they can do next to make some money for the kids. I don't think I have any negativity towards the school, just maybe to yps in general. I feel they need to step up and start worrying more about the kids...example, taking away Easter vacation? Really now come on...Jews get their Passover off. We should be having out Easter days off which included Holy Thursday and holy Monday. Some things with Yonkers I will never agree with!
—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 Pearls Hawthorn 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 August 21, 2013

I can't say enough good things about Pulaski, besides the wonderful, heartfelt teachers, we have an amazing PTA and an awesome office staff. Mr. Curtis and Ms Honeywell are as good as it gets. I made the best descision ever, sending my children here, to think I was almost willing to pay for the catholic school and here I am at one of the best Yonkers public school there is. If you are seriously thinking of the catholic schools, you should think twice and come and check out our school, if you want to transfer into our school, get on the waiting list now!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2012

This school is the best you can find! The teachers have the best attitude. especially Diaz , O'Gorman, Sapra , the top teachers and there is plenty more. plus the one change the school has made is Not good.


Posted November 6, 2011

The PTA is the best. They provide enrichment programs for all the children. They advocate for the children. They keep parents informed so that parents can attend rallies and advocate for their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2011

This school isn't that great. The PTA is the worst. My suggestion to all the parents is not to put your child in this school. Although the principal and the vice principal are okay, the parents are extremely dis-likable and display bad behavior in front of other children. I am transferring my own kids after this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2011

I think this school is awesome my daughters have been going there going on 5 yrs.There uniform policy is great and enforced by staff.The P.T.A. is the greatest they do so much for the students.The teachers are so caring and they love what they do especially Mrs.Koppe,Mrs.Diaz and Ms O'Gorman.The office staff are also great Mrs.Bucci can run the school all by herself if needed.Mr Curtis and Mrs Honeywell know every students name which is hard to do when there are 576 students.If you are looking for a public school for your children to attend but want a strict,friendly learning school you have found it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

My daughter has attended Pulaski school since she was in Pre-K, and is now in 3rd grade. I m very happy with the school, but will say that could be better. They could enforce tougher rules towards uniforms, and proper dress code. I feel that yes, most of the kids wear the uniform, but much of the older kids wear the school colors, but not in the appropriate manner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

Pulaski is still a good school but there have been changes this year that some parents are not happy about. The teachers are great but the one change made to administration makes a big difference for the school. The school was fine the way it was. Lets see what happens next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2010

The administration, faculty and staff and the best of the best. The children enjoy going to school and learning. Its really and terrific school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2009

The school is run as if it is a private school. A real family enviroment. The teachers are friendly and terrific. The principal is amazing and is aware of everything going on. He knows all the childrens names as well as their parents. The A.P. is very kind. Very mothering to the children. The children for the most part are well behaved. My children have excelled so much since we moved them there. We will all be so sad when they graduate and have to leave.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2009

casimir pulaski school is hands down one of the best elementary and middle school in yonkers. I've been going to this school since I was in Pre - K and I must say that its been an excellent experience. The teachers are GREAT, and the education here is fantastic! Thumbs up for Mr. Kreps, Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Evans, and Ms. O'Gorman, you're the best! I am currently in 6th grade.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 1, 2009

My Daughter started Pulaski last year and she loves it. I think the entire staff deserves a thumbs up. The Principal is wonderful and very deicated to makimg this school Great. A Special thumbs up to Mrs. McPhillips for caring about the students and always keeping a smile on her face! By far, the best public elementary school in this area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2009

Casimir Pulaski is the best i am currently in 7th grade and this will be my 4 th year in pulaski. The teachers are the best! Shout out to Ms. Piccoli, Ms. O'toole, Ms. Castellano, Ms. Stavrou, Mr. Thomas etc. I defintley recommend this school. It is a great school no wonder its #1!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 29, 2008

I like the way the school is runned, it is a well attendced school. and there is alot of parent involvement
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2008

My son attended catholic school for 2 years but due to behavior issues had to transfer over to public.... was I NERVOUS! He started 1st grade in February and I am just so happy with this school. His teachers are great - I really like them, I think they have helped him immensely and they are just nice people! The principal is also great! Very nice school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2007

I just graduated from Pulaski in June 07. I have been with Pulaski for 5 years. I love all the teachers. The 8th grade teachers were amazing and they helped all of us get ready for high school. The teachers trough my 5 years there were all amazing. We have all achievied another level of grades. The test scores have been going up. The only problem is that the 7th and 8th grade math teachers arent always great. We had many many teachers over the 2 years in Math. But overall it is Perfect!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 19, 2007

I love the school! The entire staff is wonderful including the new principal who started the '06-'07 school year. The school now goes up to the 8th grade which is wonderful. The only thing missing is an after school program and that would make the school awesome! Thumbs up to Pulaski! We miss you Mr. 'D'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2005

Teachers are excellent. Principal has completely turned the school around,very dedicated and enthusiastic. Knows most of the students names. Scored grtr than 95% in ELA and math this year. Needs more parental involvement, with it could really be great.Very limited art and music hopefully increasing. Becoming an international baccalaureate program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

This school is amazing, compared to the other elementary schools in Yonkers, it is off the beaten path as it is away from constant traffic and outside interferences, the teachers are great, they are available to speak with parents whenever. the classroom sizes are about 18 kids per class or less. The leadership is excellent, they expect nothing but the best from the students. My daughter is in 3rd grade and she is excelling with great stride, it so great that she has been tested by John Hopkins University for the Talented Youth when she was in grade 2 and her performance was in the 45 percentile compared to kids in the 4th grade. My hat goes off to them.
—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 32% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
81%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
16%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
66%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
16%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
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 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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
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 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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
48%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 2 41% 48%
Hispanic 1 35% 23%
Black 2 15% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 8% 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 23%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 153%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 50%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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150 Kings Cross
Yonkers, NY 10583
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