School Details

Windermere Blvd School

291 Windermere Blvd, Amherst, NY 14226
(716) 362-4100
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 795 students 13 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

38%
49%
32%
55%
62%
42%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 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. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Amherst Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
54%
33%
52%
50%
43%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 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. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Amherst Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

23%
40%
30%
43%
56%
40%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 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. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Amherst Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Windermere Blvd School is a public elementary school in Amherst. The principal of Windermere Blvd School is MS. JULIE FLANAGAN, whose e-mail is jflanagan@amherstschools.org. 795 students go to Windermere Blvd School and identify as Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 6% of the Windermere Blvd School students are "limited in English proficiency." 46% of the 795 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Windermere Blvd School is 13:1. St Joseph University School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus

Sports

  • P.E. classes
  • Swimming

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 4%
Asian 7% %
White, non-Hispanic 60% 76%
Multiracial 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 24% 17%
Hispanic 2% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46% 29%
Limited English proficiency 6% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    I wrote a positive review of this school when my boys (twins) were in kindergarten now they are entering 4th grade and my opinion of this school remains very positive. My boys are challenged everyday to be good citizens and students. The teachers are excellent they work extremely hard to be sure that every child gets the most out of their day. I really can't imagine a better public school. My hat is off to the aminstrative staff and teachers for helping my boys as well as every other child reach there potential. If your wondering if this is a good school please believe me this is a great school!

  • (1 year ago)

    Excellent start for any child. The school is very diverse unlike a lot of the suburban schools in this area. The staff is very freindly and caring. I have two kids that attend Windermere elementary and honestly I have nothing negative to say about the school.

  • (3 years ago)

    I had an earlier review removed so I will post another. My son entered Windermere in the 5th Grade after transferring from Hamburg Schools. He has special needs and I feel his teacher Heather Rogers did nothing to meet these needs and was condescending towards my son and myself. I would not recommend this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    Windermere is terrific!!! The students are so proud to be there as well as the teachers and staff. There is a stong sense of community. There is a laser-like focus on academic success and achievement. The students and staff work incredibly hard. Windermere is a very special place!

  • (3 years ago)

    Windermere is an outstanding school!! The teachers and staff are incredibly talented caring and responsive to your needs. The school is warm and inviting. There are many fun events for students and parents. The teachers are truly the BEST - really top-notch. So well versed and trained in every aspect. We love Windermere!

  • (5 years ago)

    Windermere is a school where every staff member is focused on the children. The atmosphere is supportive and nurturing enabling the kids to work to their full potential. I have seen my son and the children in his classroom grow in so many ways not only academically but also in their character development. The focus of the school and our children in one of inclusion in this diverse environment where every individual is respected and supported. The Windermere community is doing it right and as a parent I am both proud and incredibly grateful to be a part of this outstanding school.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is my son's 3rd year at Windermere. He started there with the UPK program. I have been involved with the PTA for all 3 years and have found it very rewarding. I recommend contacting the VP of Membership of the PTA. She will respond promptly to your request.

  • (6 years ago)

    If you re a hands-on parent this is not the school for you and your child. Windermere takes a trust me I know what s best for your child approach. The staff is very condescending if you ask questions. District personnel ignore complaints and do not return phone calls. I submitted my membership to the PTA months ago and never received a response.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter is in the 3rd grade and has attended Windermere since Kindergarten. Windermere is such a diverse environment which I absolutely love the teachers really work beyond expectations (they are really their for the students) there is such a huge parental involvement which is excellent to our children's learning experience and the lines of communication between school and parent is always open. Overall I feel truly bleseed to have my daughter in a great school and a safe and diverse environment.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter attended kindergarten at Windermere. We were extremely pleased with her experience at the school! Wonderful teachers and Ms. Lavin the principal knows the names of every student and it is obvious that she cares deeply for each of them. There were 19 kids in her class with one teacher and a full time aide. There were also speech and ESL teachers in the classroom frequently as some of the students were new to the USA. My daughter is very bright and her teacher was able to keep her challenged and engaged while meeting the needs of a wonderfully diverse class full of children. We recently moved out of state and our new school has 27 kids in the class with one teacher no aides and fewer resources to meet the needs of my daughter. We miss and appreciate Windermere even more than we thought we would.

  • (6 years ago)

    We love Windermere! So many involved families and wonderful teachers. Keep up the good work!

  • (6 years ago)

    school is great and so r the teachers.....the principal is helpful and overall a very good environment for your child

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is a great public school. The curriculum is excellent and well implemented. It provides options like multi-age and looping opportunities which really serve the students well. Some people in the area mistakenly think Amherst's other elementary school is better because it has better test scores . They fail to recognize that many students are not native English speakers and are at a disadvantage when it comes to standardized tests. Yet studetns who attend Windermre benefit from the classroom diversity.

  • (8 years ago)

    We've been very pleased with Windermere. The school has a great atmosphere--every adult at the school seems to know every child's name. With over 700 children that is quite an accomplishment and speaks well of the amount of individualized attention Windermere gives to each child. It also lends to a structured and disciplined environment. Children at Windermere generally know the rules and follow them. Our child has been at Windermere for four years and has had four excellent though very different teachers. Each has come to know our child's strengths and weaknesses and has tailored instruction and disciplinary techniques accordingly. Communications between parents and teachers are good. A great strength of Windermere is the diversity of the student body. Teachers and administrators as well as parents really value the presence of a multi-ethnic community.

  • (8 years ago)

    I love this school. The looping program is a great way to leap frog your child into the next grade. They miss nothing. My son was ina class of 18 as a 1st grader. They had a full time aid and extra reading specialists that pushed in. The art and music and library programs were fantastic. All children receive free swim lessons in 3rd grade at the school pool. The community approach to this school made me proud to choose this school. A very diverse warm and professional learning environment.

  • (9 years ago)

    Excellent scholl teachers comunity and activities.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have a daughter at windermere Blvd school and the quality of the education is great.the extracurricular activities are plentiful.The teachers are great.

  • (10 years ago)

    We are very happy with Windermere. The teachers are always very enthusiastic and sincere in their efforts. I especially like the multi-age classroom options. I am happy that there is a diverse cultural population at Windermere. I would highly recommend Windermere Boulevard Elementary to any family.

  • (10 years ago)

    I was blessed enough to have moved to this district last Summer so I have not experienced the frustrations of the 'principal turnover' that I have heard so much about. In my family's experience Ms. Lavin and Mr. Lewis are very dedicated principals with genuine concern for the best interest of all of our children here at Windermere. I have been impressed with the eagerness at Windermere to constantly improve. I am disappointed that my second grader seems to have had little to no challenge in any subject this year yet on the flip side - my kindergartner has received tremendous help through school resources with his personal struggles reading this year which has brought him up to grade level as June approaches. My family was welcomed into Windermere with open arms - from the principals to the teachers to the PTA and everyone in-between! Thank You Windermere!

  • (10 years ago)

    I find that the Kindergarten program to be one of the best. The teachers are kind thoughtfull and full of idaes that truly sparked my childs mind. I could never thank them enough for giving my child the best start in school that any parent would want. I know my child has been blessed because he was your student. Thank you Mrs. Korn Rothschild and Mrs. Rottner.

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