School Details

Ethel K Fyle Elementary School

133 Vollmer Parkway, Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 359-5438
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 463 students 12 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

48%
39%
32%
77%
64%
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
  • Rush-Henrietta Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

40%
42%
33%
58%
61%
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
  • Rush-Henrietta Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

31%
34%
30%
45%
50%
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
  • Rush-Henrietta Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ethel K Fyle Elementary School is a public elementary school in Henrietta. The principal of Ethel K Fyle Elementary School is PRINCIPAL - MS. GINA DIESENBERG, whose e-mail is gdiesenberg@rhnet.org. 463 students go to Ethel K Fyle Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 8% of the Ethel K Fyle Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 48% of the 463 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Ethel K Fyle Elementary School is 12:1. Emma E Sherman Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 8% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 57% 70%
Multiracial 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 19% 16%
Asian/Pacific Islander 15% 9%
Asian 13% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48% 35%
Limited English proficiency 8% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a former student the principal was very mean the last two years while i was there. Aside from the principal the school had a good staff and teachers but didnt handle special ed kids very well...Sherman Elementary does a better job. Oh and we couldnt celebrate holidays...im glad im not there anymore

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter has attended Kindergarten- 2nd grade at Fyle. She has had outstanding teachers. We have been very impressed with how caring they are and the effort they put into teaching. Class sizes are small which allows them to spend quality time with each student. The one thing I wish would be different is that they are not allowed to celebrate holidays in class (so none of those fun class parties we all grew up with). I imagine it is so no one feels discriminated against if they do not celebrate a particular holiday but I think it is sad!

  • (2 years ago)

    Fyle is a terrific school. Class sizes are small and children stay together for two years which has been very helpful with reducing transitions and encouraging positive friendships. The principal knows every child in the school by name. Parent group is very active and plans many family activities. I have found the staff and teachers to be caring and respectful of children's learning and social development.

  • (3 years ago)

    Hello I am very displeased at this point with the teaching staff. Why dont teachers make learning fun? The teachers need to be more creative and find better ways to inspire the students.

  • (5 years ago)

    The staff at Fyle have done so much out of their way to help my special needs daughter including home visits prizes and gifts when she performs well and especially all the work and attention they have given her this year. My daughter's academics have much improved since the beginning of the school year all because we moved to this area and started school at Fyle Elementary.

  • (6 years ago)

    Most of the teachers are great and the class sizes are small. Typical children would most likely do well here but if you have a child with ANY special needs you would be very lucky to get any help or supportive services they will only give you the bare minimum and you will have to fight to get what is needed. The principal and the staff are not helpful and very unprofessional and cold when it comes to dealing with the parents. They basically have an us against them mentality which is in no way helpful to the child. So if you have a child that will require any type of supportive services please look else ware or be prepared to fight for it every inch of the way.

  • (6 years ago)

    There are some outstanding teachers on staff here but the principal sets a negative tone that stifles creative teaching takes the focus off of individual student needs and on standardized tests and puts people on edge.

  • (7 years ago)

    It's so unfortunate that we have such a unfriendly unpersonable principal in such a school with outstanding teachers students and a great sense of family. These teachers are just the very best!!

  • (7 years ago)

    The communication between teachers and parents at this school is lacking. They are not very organized. I am very dissapointed with this school.

  • (8 years ago)

    The teachers are very welcoming! They help every child in need 100%! The principle is not parent friendly.

  • (9 years ago)

    Fyle is am amazing school with a huge family feeling to it! The pricipal has turned the school around and made it a great place to learn. Everyone there cares for the kids. We are sad to have to leave this year!

  • (10 years ago)

    Fyle Elementary School is organized in 'Families'. The students are grouped in 'cohorts' and they move through the grades as a group. The teachers do activities together which allows the students and teachers to get to know each other. The teachers also share students across grade levels to teach reading and/or math science etc. Some teachers also 'loop' with their students to the next grade level.

  • (11 years ago)

    The teachers and staff at Fyle are very caring and attentive to the needs of all the children. I am very pleased with the support I receive from everyone at Fyle.

  • (11 years ago)

    New principal is just awful! Has turned this school into a robot factory of kids who aren't allowed to be kids and teachers who have no rewards to offer them. She has taken away recess and has treated parents with absolutely no respect. The family atmosphere is gone!

  • (11 years ago)

    A real community feeling. My kids feel very comfortable with their school teachers and staff.

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