School Details

William A Carter School

435 E Main St Ext, Middletown, NY 10940
(845) 326-1711
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 639 students 16 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

31%
16%
32%
45%
37%
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
  • Middletown City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

25%
22%
33%
29%
22%
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
  • Middletown City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

10%
16%
30%
28%
20%
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
  • Middletown City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

William A Carter School is a public elementary school in Middletown. The principal of William A Carter School is PRINCIPAL - MS. LISA COLLOPY, whose e-mail is sshort@ecsdm.org. 639 students go to William A Carter School and are mostly Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Black, non-Hispanic. 13% of the William A Carter School students have "limited English proficiency." 72% of the 639 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at William A Carter School is 16:1. Truman Moon School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 48% 46%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 25% 27%
White, non-Hispanic 23% 25%
Asian 2% %
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.06%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72% 72%
Limited English proficiency 13% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    Our daughter had a terrific experience last year as a Kindergartener at William A. Carter. Her teacher possessed many years of experience which made learning effective and fun. Because of the partnership my husband and I built with her teacher our daughter is a confident reader enjoys simple math concepts and writes very well. In her 1st year she was exposed to music art working with a computer gym and several books. Student safety is a priority because ID s are necessary whenever entering the building or picking-up a student at dismissal. Unfortunately we could not be involved with school events as much as we would like to but rather as much as our schedule permitted. The PTO does a fabulous job bringing community and school together. Our daughter is looking forward to 1st grade at Carter elementary and all that it has to offer.

  • (1 year ago)

    She is right same story my son was bullied and they didn't do nothing this is a bad school I have moves to upstate schools are better here.

  • (3 years ago)

    PARENTS BEWARE! THIS SCHOOL DOES NOT KEEP YOUR KIDS SAFE! My son attended this school from 3rd grade to 5th grade and he was bullied. My son told his teacher he was being bullied and she asked the other kid if it was true and of course he said no so then she asked other kids in the class if they saw anything and they backed up my son's story. She told me she couldn't do anything because she didn't see it. I went to the principal and my son still wasn't protected until the boy actually punched him in the face and gave him a nose bleed. I am so glad my son is finished with this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love Mechanicstown! The teachers are wonderful. They support my child and are always there for me when I have a concern. My son loves school and comes home happy every day. We cannot wait for the new school year to start!

  • (5 years ago)

    Our children have a right to feel safe before during and after school. And we have an obligation to protect that right. my child was being bullied and did nothing to help. they got into fights and i wasn t notified until my child got home. and when i called the school they told me they couldn t do anything to help us. i requested a meeting with the parents they told me they couldn t request a meeting because their were to many incidents at time. how does that even make sense. I m very upset. I believe this school has gone downhill.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a new parent to Mechanicstown school and ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! My son is in the 2nd grade in Mrs. Bowell's class (who is amazing). She pays close attention to what each individual student needs and uses various resources to help each child. She is a proactive teacher.

  • (10 years ago)

    We just moved into the area from the Bronx in November. However my children were registered to start the school in September just so that they wouldn't have to start the school yeare 2 months later. Well I have to say I am glad we went this route. My little guy is attending Mechanicstown and he is in 5th grade is doing very well. He just made high honors and he is loving the school. He's made great friends and loves the area. When my children are happy I'm happy. I'm a firm believer that if your children are disciplined at home they will do well in whatever school they attend. My biggest advise is to monitor and be on top of their school work.

See all reviews on GreatSchools

Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

Nearby

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools