School Details

Black River School

160 Leray Street, Black River, NY 13612
(315) 773-5911
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-4 537 students 15 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

27%
23%
32%
35%
40%
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
  • Carthage Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

25%
31%
33%
25%
33%
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
  • Carthage Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Black River School is a public elementary school in Black River. The principal of Black River School is PRINCIPAL - MS. JENNIFER MYERS, who can be contacted at skline@carthagecsd.org. 537 students attend Black River School and are mostly Multiracial; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 3% of the Black River School students are "limited in English proficiency." 48% of the 537 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Black River School is 15:1. Calcium Primary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 8% %
Hispanic 8% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 75% 82%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Asian 3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48% 44%
Limited English proficiency 3% 1%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    It was a great school until Ms Myers is now in charge. If you do not have full custody of your child even if you have a court order DO NOT send your child to this school. They do not go by the court orders whatsoever! You can send you child to school one day and when they don't return off the bus it is because they did what they pleased and let your child go with someone else. Do not take the risk people. They break the law!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    LOVE LOVE LOVE BRE...we have been here for over 3 years. Had all 4 of our children experience BRE...our youngest is in BRE right now and Ms. Kline the principle is AMAZING!!! The teachers are absolutely wonderful also. My son has special needs and to be honest they have been nothing but accommodating to him and our family and his educational needs. This school will be the only thing we miss when we PCS from the area.

  • (5 years ago)

    I absolutely loved everything about this school. The staff is caring and kind. My son went there for 3 years.

  • (6 years ago)

    Absolutely loved this school. My son went here for two years and it was just wonderful. The teachers and other staff are all about the kids. There are a ton of assemblies to motivate the kids to be better citizens and to read...to excell. They are active and compassionate...just wonderful!

  • (7 years ago)

    This is my child's third year in the school and the learning environment is beyond compare . The teachers and the principal are both very hands on. I feel a sense of enthusiasm ans eargeness to learn from both the children and the students from the moment I walk in the door. Keep up the great work!

  • (7 years ago)

    I have 2 children that attend Black River Elementary. The reading and writing program is outstanding! Mrs. Coon is one of my children's teacher and she is amazing. She has a wonderful way of making learning fun and making the students feel special. This is a great school and I would recommend it to all. As a military family the teachers and programs are sensitive and supportive.

  • (10 years ago)

    The school yr 03-04 brought a new principal to the school who has proven to be a great asset. The changes brought about have promtped more activities higher school spirit and parent involvement. Academically I truly feel that the school meets all needs. The last I knew there was not a gifted program but please check for yourself as your child would be missing out if he/she did not attend Black River Elementary. No Child is left behind here at BRE.

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