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School 30

Public | PK-8 | 532 students

 

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Posted May 17, 2014

Never send your child to this school. Between pre-k and 1st grade your child will get more dedicated and professional teachers. After 1st grade... forget it! Especially in terms of middle school. Mr. Rowitt is the best teacher, otherwise your child will NOT get what he/she needs unless he/she is extremely independent. It was a huge loss for School 30 when Principal K. Davis was sent to PS 24 to clean things up there. PS 30 is over populated, no lockers for middle school age kids (they still use cubbies), Children have been known to be yelled at and pulled into meetings with administration without parents being informed. The list goes on. Warning... Do not send your child here. From, Parents who know first hand
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2014

Teachers are wonderful!!! Doing the best they can with limited resources. Afterschool program at school 30 is a plus for working parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2013

My kids have been studying in school 30 since 2011. It is a great school and safe for the kids. The teachers are wonderful and hardworking towards the progress of students. The Principal Mr. Sayegh is a symbol of leadership. He always make sure that all conflicts and issues among students especially the middle school students' are solved promptly without any delay. He is also very serious about the studies of all the students of school 30.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2013

Excellent school .My son has been going to school 30 from 1st grade, the teachers have been excellent through out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2012

My child was lucky to have an excellent 1st grade teacher, who was amazing and caring. Unfortunately I can't say the same about the principal leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2012

My daughter has been attending School 30, Yonkers since Kindergarten. She's in the 3rd grade. The teachers are terrific and tough. The principal Ms. Davis, well lets just say she doesn't stand up for the teachers. When it comes to bullying, the school gets no stars from me. My daughter is being bullied by a student in her class and still it continues. Nothing is being done with the countless complaints. Ms. Davis is the worst principal school 30 could ever have. She supports the bullied child instead of the victim. Which is a shame.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2010

I really recomend school 30. My son had Mrs. Ansalone as a prek teacher she is an amazing teacher who really loves what she does and adores the children as if they were her own, Unfortunately, she retired at the end of this year. My son really has had a good experience in the school. Excellent PTA and the principal is nice as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

My daughter has been attending school 30, yonkers for her 2nd year. The only thing that I don't care for in the school, is school notification. For instance School concert scheduled for Thursday, a phone call from the principal comes on Sunday, night. How can working parents find a black shirt /pants and which shirt. If they have to work and have no time at night? I find that notification is off centered and more catered to stay at home parents. in September 2010, the school goes to 6th grade. which means no library or art classrooms. The school has 3 classes rooms for Pre-kindergartens, Kindergartens and first graders. Then from 2nd grades and up are only 2 classrooms, which will now house about 30 children each class. I think this is crazy on teaching and structure. The teachers are great and the principal needs some socialized skills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

Very good school, wonderful teachers! I am very pleased. My child is thriving and is enjoying school. The teacher my child has is absolutely wonderful! Keep up the great work School 30!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2009

It is an excellent school.I wish it would go up to 8th grade. The principal is excellent and so are the teachers. Excpessialy Mrs. Marco a 4th grade teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2008

You child is guaranteed a nurturing learning environment as well as a great education. I just hope they add 6-8.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2007

My son goes to School 30 which is one of the best elementary schools in Yonkers. The Principal Ms. Davis is absolutely wonderful. You child will get a great education at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2006

Hi every one my son gos to school 30 and I think that it is a great school I would not change anything about the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2005

This school needs more books. They also need to focus on phonics
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2005

Great school. Very much family oriented. The kids do many activities where the parents as well as the teachers interact. The children enjoy physical activity on a daily basis since there is a playground right on school premises. All this adds up to a pleasant learning environment for children to learn. The teachers try their best to having the parents become involved in their child educational setting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2005

It is a wonderful school. I have no complaints at all. My child does very well and brings me all # 3. I cant forget the staff members they are great. The principal is the most humble caring person i have ever met as a Principal.I would recommend this school to any parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2004

My Son Just Started In School 30 This Year Of 2004. I am very happy to say that it is a wonderful school.He is doing very well academic wise and has really learned how to have confidence in himself.His Report card were all 3 and that has alot to do with his Teacher MR.Gee.My son is very fortunate to fall in a school where the Teachers teach very well and care for the children. Mrs.Davis is a wonderful Principal the staff members also.I want to Thank everyone in school 30 for their hard work with the children and together we can continue to keep up the Great work.God Bless All Of You. Vivian Cuevas.
—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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
26%

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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
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 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

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
59%
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

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
24%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
45%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
n/a
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 44% 23%
White 1 36% 48%
Black 2 12% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 6% 9%
Two or more races 2 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 27%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 259%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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 55%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. MARWAN SAYEGH

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30 Nevada Pl
Yonkers, NY 10708
Phone: (914) 376-8590

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