School Details

Raymond C Buckley Elementary School

284 Ridge Rd, Lansing, NY 14882
(607) 533-3020
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-4 398 students 13 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

40%
40%
31%
58%
58%
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
  • Lansing Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

38%
38%
30%
53%
53%
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
  • Lansing Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Raymond C Buckley Elementary School is a public elementary school in Town of Lansing. The principal of Raymond C Buckley Elementary School is MS. CHRISTINE REBERA, whose e-mail is chris.pettograsso@lcsd.k12.ny.us. 398 students go to Raymond C Buckley Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian. 2% of the Raymond C Buckley Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 24% of the 398 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Raymond C Buckley Elementary School is 13:1. Cayuga Heights Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 87% 91%
Multiracial 5% %
Asian 4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Hispanic 3% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24% 16%
Limited English proficiency 2% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Lansing is an amazing school!!! The education is top notch. There is a great deal of economic diversity in Lansing which is great. Wealthier families are drawn to the great school system. This is good for all. Wealthier families mean more money to fund great education

  • (1 year ago)

    Wow. Where can I begin? RC Buckley is really bad. Many of the kids are rural hics and are bullies. The Friday note written by the teacher was full of spelling and grammatical errors. I am not impressed by this school at all and am planning on moving!

  • (4 years ago)

    I love the schools in Lansing because they go out of their way to make sure the kids get a good education. The teachers at RC Buckley Elementary are awesome dedicated and caring. They want every child to succeed and do whatever they can to help them to succeed and excel.

  • (6 years ago)

    The elementarys school has 3 fulltime AIS teachers (two reading specialists and a math specialist) as well as 3 full time special education teachers and three teaching assistants to work with kids who struggling. Most elementary school in tompkins county are cutting these services while Lansing has maintained our increased. I have been impressed with the level of services my child has received.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school does not have enough attention for young children who are struggling in most subjects.

  • (6 years ago)

    I truly love this school as compared to the area schools such as the other rural areas in this county and Ithaca. My son has been attended this school since first grade and I believe it's the best move we've ever made for him and we plan on our 4 year old attending next year. We are trying to stay in this district because we love the school system so much. It is loaded with activities for children and families and I don't believe that it's too snobbish so to speak. My brother graduated from this school and really enjoyed it after he had attended Homer school district most of his life. We are not in the upper class and it doesn't bother us nor does it make us feel out of place. My son is happy. He is biracial also and feel there have been no issues there too.

  • (7 years ago)

    I love this school. I attended Lansing from K-12 and now my son is in kindergarten here as well. Yes this school has been known to carry with it 'snobs'; however I must clarify that this is false. People misconstrue confidence and self-assurance as snobbish. This school creates people who are confident intelligent and will succeed whether college bound or not. Great school!

  • (7 years ago)

    Although I do agree with Lansing has too many 'snobs'. I also disagree with some other stuff that was written. A school is designed to encourage children to engage in activities and academics that they will use throughout the rest of their lives. I am not paying school taxes and sending my children to school so they can learn to dance or spend the day finger panting and running carefree. Children don't need this from they day they are born they are all naturally creative and it is up to the parents to encourage this with play at home not only at school. Not every child is a 'square peg' I know my child sure isn't but there is no miracle public school that can fit every childs specific personalities this wouldn't prepare themselves for the real world anyway.

  • (10 years ago)

    Lansing was always supposed to be the great arts school. Changes in principals and being one very large elementary. Has made this school robotic and impersonal. If you like to be upper class and fit into the 'in' crowd f joicks and environmentalists this school is for you. Most of the educators not all seem to have a theory... Jam all children through one program... the old stuffing a square peg through a round hole attitude. If you are a book worm and value nothing else in life it's a good school. If you believe in children's individuality and creativeness with less emphasis on making the grade your child will be lost here. It's all about budgets numbers and excelling. Fantasy land in a very international Ivy league community. They forgot that non college bound kids have potential too... look at Donald Trump. We are not impressed.

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