School Details

Claremont School

Claremont Rd, Ossining, NY 10562
(914) 762-5830
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 3-4 & ungraded 705 students 14 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

28%
28%
32%
43%
43%
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
  • Ossining Union Free School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

24%
24%
33%
37%
37%
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
  • Ossining Union Free School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Claremont School is a public elementary school in Town of Ossining. The principal of Claremont School is MS. CARMEN SOTO, whose e-mail is fflores@ossining.k12.ny.us. 705 students go to Claremont School and identify mostly as Asian/Pacific Islander, Asian, and Hispanic. 10% of the Claremont School students are "limited in English proficiency." 45% of the 705 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Claremont School is 14:1. Roosevelt School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 5%
Asian 6% %
Hispanic 52% 44%
White, non-Hispanic 29% 36%
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 15%
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.07%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45% 40%
Limited English proficiency 10% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    My daughter doesn't want to leave her classmates and teachers because she loves them all. The dual language program is s gem. Enrichment programs are excellent. Teachers are well trained and kind. In dual language program Mrs. Malone is a very creative supportive and attentive teacher.

  • (11 months ago)

    My son had a great couple of years at Claremont. I was impressed with the music and PE programs and he enjoyed school wide enrichment programs as well as math challenge. He is doing well academically and I feel like the school is able to support students at all levels. He has had a great teacher and has come home wanting to share what he's learned and explore more on his own.

  • (11 months ago)

    2013 brought us a new principal (Kate Mathews) a new focus on community and improving test scores. The Math & Science Fair in the fall was a big success and our partnership with the Jacob Burns Film Center and the Madden Outdoor Education Center is going to make a big difference for our 4th graders. Claremont may only cover 3rd & 4th grade but things are really looking up!

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter went to this school and my son is currently enrolled for 4th grade. Classes have been well balanced based on academics ethnicity special needs and gender. There is structure at recess lunch and during classes leaving room to be or become a creative thinker using the tools available to succeed. My son loves to play soccer at recess and my daughter did not miss band nor chess. Math enrichment the dual language program the nature trails the enchanted garden chorus the awesome social studies curriculum as well as the introduction to all sports and roller skating makes me want to be their age again and enjoy this wonderful environment enriched by the most multicultural body of students!

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter is thriving in this school. Her two years here have led her to recieve the highest possible scores on the NYS tests. She has become a believer in her own abilities. I love the enrichment programs created to excite and challenge students and the math challenge program they offer for high-performing kids. In addition to having had great teachers she has made some wonderul friends that will no doubt last her a lifetime.

  • (5 years ago)

    We pulled our child out of this school--safety was a big concern. Kids fighting was an all too often occurance. Lunchtime was crazy at recess there was nothing to do disruptive kids within the classrm a huge issue. Our experience was extremely disappointing after having such wonderful experiences at Park & Brookside.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a parent of a child in Claremont school. . For the most part the classes are fine . However they do need to rethink the dismissal procedure the lunchtime procedure and the general atmosphere of the building. It needs to be a bit more disciplined in those areas. I also feel that the principal has poor leadership skills. They also need to not put all the problem kids into one class.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter is having a great time with her class. They are a well balanced class and all help each other. There is really nothing to do at recess but hasn't had any problems. The principal believes he wants the children to be 'independent' but I do believe there should be some discipline especially during dismissal they are still too young.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter has had a very difficult time with her class. The other sutudents in her classroom are disruptive and disrespectful. Even the teacher and other teachers have labeld her class as the 'problem' class. This has been so unfair to her experience. Also the cafeteria is overcrowded and the scheduling doesn't work! The principle doesn't seem to be of much help either!

  • (8 years ago)

    Claremont School is a great school. My children loved going to this school. The principal lacks some leadership skills.

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