School 23

56 Van Cortlandt Park Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10701
(914) 376-8445
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 628 students 13 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

11%
20%
32%
15%
28%
42%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 mee
  • This school in 2014
  • Yonkers City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

12%
21%
33%
13%
28%
43%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 mee
  • This school in 2014
  • Yonkers City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

20%
16%
30%
25%
24%
40%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 mee
  • This school in 2014
  • Yonkers City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

7%
16%
29%
9%
22%
38%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 mee
  • This school in 2014
  • Yonkers City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

2%
18%
29%
6%
15%
33%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 mee
  • This school in 2014
  • Yonkers City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

8%
21%
36%
5%
14%
22%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 mee
  • This school in 2014
  • Yonkers City School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

School 23 is a public middle school in Bronxville. The principal of School 23 is PRINCIPAL - MR. MICHAEL WALPOLE and can be contacted at cmontero@yonkerspublicschools.org. 628 students go to School 23 and are mostly Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 15% of the School 23 students have "limited English proficiency." 86% of the 628 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at School 23 is 13:1. Enrico Fermi School for the Performing Arts is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Softball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 58% 51%
Black, non-Hispanic 26% 25%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Asian 2% %
White, non-Hispanic 12% 18%
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 86% 72%
Limited English proficiency 15% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    The school is located in a rough neighborhood. The previous principal 2013-2014 was amazing! The new principal 2014-2015 is great! My son attended for 2 years (1st & 2nd Grade). The teachers are amazing!!

  • (1 year ago)

    I doubt if one can go by combination of reviews and Ratings.... Saw many schools with below par ratings such as this school (where my son may go starting Sept 2014). This is making me nervous. Its a tough call...

  • (4 years ago)

    The principal is great. She is always available to talk to parents. The teachers are awesome. I have 2 kids in this school and they love it there. Its such a welcoming school with a great leader.

  • (5 years ago)

    School 23 is probably the best school in Yonkers. The kids teachers and the principal take great pride. Everyone believes that the kids can achieve. Its so awesome.

  • (5 years ago)

    School 23 is the best! I love it! I recently sent my child there and the teachers are wonderful and so supportive! Oh yeah! It was great!

  • (6 years ago)

    School 23 is indeed the best school in Yonkers. They were previously taken off the SINI list and were on the front page of a newspaper. It has improved very much and it is continuing to do so. The staff is very poliet and the students as well.

  • (7 years ago)

    I live on the east side of town and last year my daughter was sent to attend PRE -K at School 23. I was really nervous but we truly love the school. It is a nice calm caring school. Everybody knows the kids and you feel welcomed when you walk in. The aides at the door greet you with big smiles.

  • (7 years ago)

    School 23 is a great school. The teachers and the principal have made this one of the best schools ever.

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Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

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