Maplemere Elementary School

236 East Maplemere Road, Buffalo, NY 14221
(716) 250-1550
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 381 students 15 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

51%
42%
32%
53%
42%
42%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

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 http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf 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 mee
  • This school in 2014
  • Sweet Home Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

42%
38%
33%
44%
41%
43%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

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 http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf 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 mee
  • This school in 2014
  • Sweet Home Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

33%
25%
30%
42%
32%
40%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

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 http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf 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 mee
  • This school in 2014
  • Sweet Home Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Maplemere Elementary School is a public elementary school in Amherst. The principal of Maplemere Elementary School is PRINCIPAL - MS. ANN E. LAUDISIO, whose e-mail is alaudisio@shs.k12.ny.us. 381 students attend Maplemere Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Hispanic. 0% of the Maplemere Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 32% of the 381 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Maplemere Elementary School is 15:1. Smallwood Drive School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 76% 76%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Hispanic 4% 3%
Asian 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 15% 17%
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32% 37%
Limited English proficiency 0% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I've substitute taught in this school a number of times and had a fantastic experience every time. The faculty is extremely welcoming and helpful the building is clean and well-run and the kids are so polite and well-behaved it's almost scary. There is something special here it is definitely one of the most underrated schools in WNY. I'd send my child here without any hesitation.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Maplemere. The teachers and staff are friendly and professional. The principal is very active and involved. I can get an appointment right away for any concern. The PTA is really active and do great things for the kids. The ladies in the office are always welcoming and helpful. My kids are doing great academically so far. Maplemere rocks!

  • (5 years ago)

    They have wonderful teachers and it is run very professionally.

  • (6 years ago)

    My child graduates from Maplmere next week and I'd like to say that this school is superb--it's the #1 school in the district and it's as good as many of the other elementary schools in Amherst's better-rated districts. There's a lot of 'Paw Pride' (school spirit) at Maplemere. The student population is diverse so my child's had the opportunity to interact with kids from all walks of life. My child has received an excellent education at Maplmere enough to scored great scores on the NYS standardized tests and qualify for the best middle schools in the area. Also Maplemere has excellent music library and art programs. The teachers tend to be either great or awful. The principal is very very involved with students. Finally a large number of parents contribute their time to volunteering at Maplemere.

  • (6 years ago)

    A terrific school. The entire faculty including the principal are outstanding. The curriculum is very appropriate and learning is the most important goal. My children love this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I lovethe school and the teachers. The principal is very involoved not hiding in the office. My kids love going to school. Great location too.

  • (7 years ago)

    The teachers at this school are wonderful but the principal is not child friendly. Also she is hot/cold with the parents and teachers.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is surprisingly good. The principal and administrative staff are friendly and helpful as are the faculty. The school has excellent after-school activities (especially band chorus and orchestra) and it offers superior help for students who have special learning needs. As for the state test scores Maplemere makes a point of not teaching to the state tests-the school provides a good education and students' standardized testing performance is of secondary importance. My child enjoys learning at this school which provides a friendly and relaxed environment.

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