School Details

Cataract Elementary School

6431 Girard Ave, Niagara Falls, NY 14304
(716) 278-9120
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 453 students 17 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

16%
14%
32%
37%
21%
42%

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 2014
  • Niagara Falls City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

22%
26%
33%
20%
24%
43%

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 2014
  • Niagara Falls City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

8%
18%
30%
4%
24%
40%

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 2014
  • Niagara Falls City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

19%
16%
29%
19%
17%
38%

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 2014
  • Niagara Falls City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Cataract Elementary School is a public middle school in Niagara Falls. The principal of Cataract Elementary School is MS. MARIA T. CHILLE-ZAFUTO, who can be contacted at mchille-zafuto@nfschools.net. 453 students attend Cataract Elementary School and identify primarily as Multiracial; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 0% of the Cataract Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 83% of the 453 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Cataract Elementary School is 17:1. Lasalle Preparatory School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 8% %
Hispanic 6% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 55% 56%
Black, non-Hispanic 28% 36%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 4%
Asian 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83% 74%
Limited English proficiency 0% 1%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Cataract Elementary is family and friends. The staff is very helpful and understanding. The parking for some parents who drive their children is limited.

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Overall score

(based on 3 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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