School Details

Arongen Elementary School

489 Clifton Pk Ctr Rd, Clifton Park, NY 12065
(518) 881-0510
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 669 students 14 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

40%
44%
31%
50%
49%
34%

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 2013
  • Shenendehowa Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
46%
30%
52%
50%
36%

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 2013
  • Shenendehowa Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

32%
46%
30%
27%
39%
30%

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 2013
  • Shenendehowa Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Arongen Elementary School is a public elementary school in Clifton Park. The principal of Arongen Elementary School is MR. BENJAMIN ROBERTS, who can be contacted at robebenj@shenet.org. 669 students go to Arongen Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 4% of the Arongen Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 20% of the 669 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Arongen Elementary School is 14:1. Shatekon Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Sports

  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 78% 89%
Hispanic 7% 2%
Asian 7% %
Multiracial 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20% 8%
Limited English proficiency 4% 1%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    We have been in Arongen since our son started Kindergarten in 2011. We could not be happier. We have an older child that attended another Shenendehowa school prior to this and Arongen definitely has a more engaged Principal and the best PTA we have ever experienced. The diversity helps make the school more well-rounded and the families are typically involved a lot with their children's schooling. The only drawback to this school is it's reputation for being the least of all Shen elementary schools. We have yet to understand why when the teachers and support staff are all very interested in helping the children there succeed.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son has attended Arongen since 2005. I am very pleased with his progessive level of accomplishment. The teachers are terrific the staff is warm and friendly. I am amazed that with a school of 700 plus the front office knows parents and children. The PTA is amazing and parent participation is great. There is great school spirit here!

  • (7 years ago)

    My family moved out of state during the summer. All I can say is 'We miss Arongen.' It truly is a loving school. It's a great school.

  • (7 years ago)

    I love Arongen! Although it is very large everytime I walk in the main office the secretary knows who my children are and their teachers without me saying so. I hardly know her and I am not at school often. The staff makes you feel very much at home. It is clean and modern and full of wonderful activities and school pride. There are a number of extracurricular activites to be involved in for a variety of interests.

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  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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