School Details

Christopher Columbus Elementary School

934 Armory Dr, Utica, NY 13501
(315) 368-6520
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 650 students 15 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

16%
14%
32%
28%
25%
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
  • Utica City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

17%
17%
33%
39%
27%
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
  • Utica City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

12%
12%
30%
20%
18%
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
  • Utica City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

15%
14%
29%
22%
24%
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
  • Utica City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Christopher Columbus Elementary School is a public middle school in Utica. The principal of Christopher Columbus Elementary School is MS. PEARL BOWKER, whose e-mail is pbowker@uticaschools.org. 650 children attend Christopher Columbus Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 19% of the Christopher Columbus Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 85% of the 650 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Christopher Columbus Elementary School is 15:1. John F Kennedy Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 38% 47%
Black, non-Hispanic 26% 29%
Multiracial 2% %
Hispanic 18% 14%
Asian/Pacific Islander 15% 10%
Asian 14% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85% 75%
Limited English proficiency 19% 15%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    i wouldnt even give them one star they are a terrible school in a good area of the city

  • (6 years ago)

    I currently have a 4th grader attending this elementary and couldn't be happier with her progress. She has been molded by wonderful teachers and caring staff into a Junior Honor Society member who continues to excell with each grade she enters into. I couldn't possibly touch upon all the amenities Columbus has to offer our children...between the Rotarians and the Audubon Society and all their generosity..to the after school program that helps our working parents...to the music programs...extra tutoring...I could go on and on!! My only complaint at this point would have to be the heart felt loss of Principal Kunkel.

  • (7 years ago)

    Columbus School has many beneficial programs for the students including the LFS (Learning Focused School) program. Columbus is the only school in the Utica District that follows the LFS program. They also offer a PBIS (Positive Behavioral Intervention Service) Utica Rotarians that are assigned to a classrooms and read to the students each week they deliver free dictionaries for 4th and 5th grade students each year they donate coats hats and gloves for the winter months and they have donated time and money in the Courtyard. The Courtyard is one of kind and only at Columbus School. It encompasses growing herbs vegetables plants and flowers. There is a weather station that is also accessible online a pond and a planetarium still in progress. Columbus also offers Art Music Choir Instrumental Boy Scouts Girl Scouts Science Club Technology Club Basketball Track Boys & Girls Club afterschool program and Tutoring.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am completely disappointed in this school. My 5 yr old started here and I have never been asked to meet with the teacher to discuss his academic progress. I am not notified of assemblies concerts etc...until after they happen and my son wonders why I was not there. He is 1 of 27 other children and this is demonstrated by the lack of attention he receives and lack of communication with parents. We will be moving out of this school district for the 2007 school year.

See all reviews on GreatSchools

Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

Nearby

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools