School Details

Montessori School 31

7 Ravenswood Rd, Yonkers, NY 10710
(914) 376-8623
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 311 students 18 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

7%
17%
31%
2%
17%
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
  • Yonkers City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

4%
17%
30%
12%
21%
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
  • Yonkers City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

20%
16%
30%
14%
15%
30%

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
  • Yonkers City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

26%
16%
30%
11%
17%
31%

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
  • Yonkers City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Montessori School 31 is a public elementary school in Yonkers. The principal of Montessori School 31 is MS. SHARON BANKS-WILLIAMS, who can be contacted at sbanks-williams@yonkerspublicschools.org. 311 students go to Montessori School 31 and identify as Asian/Pacific Islander, Asian, and Hispanic. 20% of the Montessori School 31 students are "limited in English proficiency." 47% of the 311 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Montessori School 31 is 18:1. St Eugene School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
Asian 5% %
Hispanic 48% 51%
White, non-Hispanic 32% 18%
Black, non-Hispanic 14% 25%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.2%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47% 73%
Limited English proficiency 20% 15%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    From pre k on this school has been nothing but Amazing My daughter is in 2nd grade and is reading above grade level getting 3 and 4s every semester I am so happy with the Principle and the teachers keep up the great work.And they also have a great PTA.

  • (9 months ago)

    Dr. Banks-Williams is an amazing principal who shows dedication to her students their families and teachers. My children love going to school each day. The teachers are truly gifted and nurturing. This was by far the best educational choice made for my children for elementary school.

  • (1 year ago)

    My children have thrived in this school. The teachers are dedicated and excellent role models. It is a warm atmosphere with a small school feeling. There is plenty of parent involvement with a strong PTA. I wish the school continued to 8th grade.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am pleased with the work and play atmosphere the family involvement and the child developement. I have never seen such community spirit and committment to the betterment of each child. We are happy to be involved.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am happy with the Montessori learning My childrens are doing well and reading above theirs grade levels. My concern is that since 2009 I see the school state test scores going down. I really hope Montessori 31 can pull up their state test scores levels back up. If not they will have to take a good look and see what went wrong and fix the problems.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am very happy with this school. I am pleased with my childs progress and the way that he is taught. I love the Montessori way and highly recommend this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I sent my child to Montessori School 31 for prek and k and I felt that my child excelled in these classes. However the school does need improvements in the higher grades. They need to bring in more qualified teachers that can teach the upper classes; so the children could have a good education which is lacking at this time. I did hear that the school will be going through changes in September with a new administration. I would hate to see the school not improve. They do have some great teachers that give their time to the children.

  • (6 years ago)

    Do not send your child to this school!! The problems with the non-teaching staff are too great to numerate. The principal does not understand the younger children

  • (6 years ago)

    This school used to be rated as an 8 by great schools and was downgraded to a 4 based on one years bad exam results. Makes no sense to me. Out son has flourished in this school. Teachers are very committed. The school appears to use a 'hybrid' Montessori system with a focus on the 3 Rs over and above the creativity and independence instilled by the Montessori system. Our son used to go to a Montessori private school. When he recently attended a kids birthday from that school I was able to observe that he was way ahead of those kids. All in all a great school.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a great school. The teacher's are more than 100% committed. The PTA is fabulous they provide great activities and assemblies fort he children.

  • (7 years ago)

    We are thrilled with our daughters education at 31 she has learned so much and is so confident...she is in Kinder now but loves it....the Principal teachers aids and Parents are very well involved... Love it.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter started Pre-k in September and I love the school the teachers are great too. She has a teacher and a full time aide in a class of 25. Music art gym and library are visited at least once a week. She's really getting a great start starting to read and write and she's 4!

  • (7 years ago)

    For Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten children this is not a very good school my son was in a pre-k clas of 25 children with one teacher and one part time teachers aide. The teacher may have been a good teacher (I could not tell she was extremely overwhelmed) but this school has too many strikes against it. Do not even think of sending your child to this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son attended Montessori 31 s pre-k last year. I thought he would be learning at his own pace and thus chose that school. I found my son being rushed to meet other children s skills and abilities. I found that the quality of instruction and even the classroom appearance were not the same for bilinguals.

  • (7 years ago)

    We are new to School 31 and are so pleased with Dr. Braio the staff and teachers the PTA also provides great activities and there is such a big parent involvement I am thrilled that the school goes to 6th and looking forward to the proposal of an academy for the three schools 11 31 and 27.. Keep up the great work.

  • (8 years ago)

    My children are thriving at Montessori School 31. They are getting a great education and I am very pleased. Art and music classes are a part of my children's everyday routine. I hope the school will provide more after school activities in the future. Parents teachers and the principal are very involved. It feels like a home environment. I only wish the school would continue to 8th grade.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is a great school and it has a very dedicated principal Dr. Braio and very hard working teachers. PTA is also very active. Montessori program is very impressive. School does very well on the standardized test. Keep up good work.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am very pleased with the progress my child has made at this school. It's a small intimate setting there is a real feeling of family there. The PTA is very active and there is always an interesting extra-curricular activity going on to complement the curriculum. My daughter is thriving in the Montessori environment. She is extremely self-motivated which is thoroughly supported by the program at 31. It is a real Montessori school not just Montessori for marketing purposes. My daughter has had phenomenal teachers so far (she is entering third grade). They are all well-trained knowledgeable and caring. It is a happy academic environment. In addition the standardized test scores in this school are competitive with neighboring well-known school districts with better reputations.

  • (8 years ago)

    A dedicated school putting focus on the children where it should be. Advanced academic programs. For example my first grader is learning things that other 3rd graders are learning in other schools. It has been a wonderful experience to be a part of this school and beside academics they never forget about having fun. Activities all year round more than any other school I have seen. There are lots of unique activities with lots of unique people working in this school and that is what makes School 31 special.

  • (9 years ago)

    Great for prek - grade 4. After school activities not provided.

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