School Details

Malta Avenue Elementary School

70 Malta Ave, Ballston Spa, NY 12020
(518) 884-7250
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 389 students 13 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

40%
32%
31%
33%
33%
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
  • Ballston Spa Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

21%
29%
30%
37%
36%
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
  • Ballston Spa Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
37%
30%
42%
36%
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
  • Ballston Spa Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Malta Avenue Elementary School is a public elementary school in Malta. The principal of Malta Avenue Elementary School is MS. SHARON D'AGOSTINO, whose e-mail is sdagostino@bscsd.org. 389 students go to Malta Avenue Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 3% of the Malta Avenue Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 17% of the 389 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Malta Avenue Elementary School is 13:1. Milton Terrace North Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 96% 95%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1.0%
Asian 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
Hispanic 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.05%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17% 16%
Limited English proficiency 3% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    Malta Avenue school is a real neighborhood school located within the village and near the Eastern Ave recreational fields. Children get to experience a school with a beautiful auditorium great enrichment classes and a caring staff. The phys ed program gets to utilize the recreational fields nearby. The PTA is active and put son great programs during the year. Renovations completed in 2014 make the school even better. If you have a need for before an afterschool childcare the school is close to the Ballston Area Community Center which provides services and is within walking distance.

  • (9 months ago)

    We have had a wonderful experience with the teachers! They have gone the extra mile to show they are fully committed to our children. There is also a great relationship with the PTA although I wish we felt more warmth from the principal. Overall I appreciate the care my children have received thus far and continue to be amazed by their progress!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    I am so happy that my third child will now be in Malta Ave school. The staff and teachers are all excellent and the class size is the smallest (by far for elementary grades)in the area. They have a young scholars program for gifted students and are known locally for their great special needs program.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am very disapointed with this school and the help they did not give my son this past year. The teacher a weak and did not have a handle on how to teach. This summer I had to pay for a private tutor to try to get my son the help he needed. The school just wanted to push him into 4th grade when he was is only at a 2-3 grade reading level. If I had the money my son would not be in this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have been disappointed by the rigidity of the curriculum and the lack of engagement in the classroom. My son has high ability and is often bored in the classroom. Teachers have been strict and insensitive to diversity.

  • (4 years ago)

    then teachers and staff are great and the students are very happy.

  • (7 years ago)

    Malta Avenue is a wonderful school the teachers and staff are all very friendly and helpful. My daughter attended Milton Terrace and Wood Road until we moved and it is unbelievable the differences a school in the same district has all for the better! A much recommended school.

  • (11 years ago)

    I originally came from a small school district and moving myself and my children to the Ballston Spa school district was a wonderful decision I have not regretted all the teachers and staff are wonderful and I feel safe leaving my son there.

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