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Montessori School 27

Public | PK-6 | 400 students

 

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Posted June 25, 2013

This is an excellent school and unique style of teaching.My daughter learned to read by the end of Pre-K and started to write independently in Kindergarten.She loves the school and her teachers.I am glad that my daughter got to learn a lot here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2013

This is a great school, my son is in first grade and enjoys this program, he has a nice teacher and every day he progress is amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2012

I have two daughters in this school one is in 4th grade the other is in 3rd grade. They both are doing very well and love there teachers dearly. The school is not over crowded and students have a better student teacher ratio. I love this school I would have gave it five stars but the funding in the Yonkers school district is so bad that to many programs are not offered anymore.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2012

My son has been attending this school from Pre-K till 4th Grade ! He loves his teachers, adores his classmates and enjoys his classes. The teachers are very involved with the academic record of the students. The Principal has maintained a decorum of discipline in this school. I hope this school receives the funding to achieve the academic excellence it maintains and strives for. The uniqueness of this school is the Montessori system in a public school setting and the student teacher ratio is far better than some schools nearby
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2011

I've had a child finish the Pearls program and now I have one in this school. The results from Montessori 27 were better . My child has learned much more in this school than my other child did in the same grades at Pearls. This is a great way to educate children if the method works with their personality.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2009

I agree this is a great school. I had a bad experience with a teachers pedagogy early on, but I am happy with the teaching styles since.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2008

I definitely agree with the other parents; Montessori 27 is a wonderful school! My daughter is entering the second grade and she loves it as well. She is very knowledgable for her age and she is definitely advanced in Reading. Her friends are all mixed so she's able to learn about different cultures. This school has also strengthened her love of plants and animal life. There is also a very strong PTA presence. I can only hope, at some point, that this school get more funding so it can offer more activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2008

Our child has made incredible progress since coming to Montessori 27, learning to read and write. We feel confident about the teachers and the administration. Very caring and supportive atmosphere. I would definately recommend it to other families. A hidden gem in Yonkers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2007

I feel very lucky to have found this school. Not only does my daughter love it there, she has also made an incredibly fast progress within their program. Kids are paired in classes (PreK & K, 1st & 2nd grade, etc.) and this seems to work very well. The Montessori teaching method is admirable and I cannot believe that I did not know about it before my daughter came to this school. Montessori 27 gets a higher school rating score than P.S. 24 Spuyten Duyvil School or P.S. 81 rated as one of the best public schools in NYC (source: www.psk12.com). With 350 students and strong parent involvement this place is truly special. My daughter has just entered the 1st grade and within these 2 months she has already begun reading and writing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2007

Excellant is an under statement. By far the best school in Yonkers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2007

This school has been fantastic for my son. His class learned to read in Pre-k and by the end of kindergarten, he was learning fractions. He was a very shy boy at the beginning and is now bursting with confidence. He knows all of the teachers and most of the students. He hates to miss school or any of the events offered. It has been a great experience so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2005

I have found that this school is very attentive to the students offering a helping hand whenever necessary. The students get homework everyday fromt he very first day they step in the class. The children now only learn academics but also learn manners and responcability. The staff is wonderful everyone from the nurse, teacher's aids to the principal. I am more than happy with my decision to place my daughter in this school and would recommend it for other parents to do the same and fight to get their children in this school for the city's school system in horrible and it is refreshing to know that at least there are some schools that can still function correctly and efficiently even with the city leaders trying to knock them down.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2005

Overall good, caring teachers. Test scores are good for the school. Unfortunately there are very limited extracurricular activities, music, art and sports due to the lack of funding in Yonkers Level of parent involvement is pretty high and it's a small enough school that it does feel like a nice community.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
71%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
8%

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
8%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
53%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
33%
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 1 57% 23%
Black 1 22% 19%
White 2 19% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 3% 9%
Two or more races 1 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 15%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 259%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 75%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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  • MS. FLORENCE TAYLOR

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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132 Valentine Ln
Yonkers, NY 10705
Phone: (914) 376-8455

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