Grand Island Schools Report Academic Results for the 2005-06 School
The most recent New York State school report card for the Grand Island Central School District shows another year of solid performance in all academic areas at the elementary, middle and high school grades. All schools and the district met No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) guidelines for standards in English/language arts, mathematics, science, and graduation rate. At all levels and on all assessments, student performance was comparable to or exceeded similar schools.
EXPENDITURES PER PUPIL
The district continues to spend less that New York State schools overall and less than similar schools. Grand Island spent $7,146 for each general education student in 2004-05, compared to $8,787 spent by the average NYS school.
This report card provides data on testing at three elementary grade levels (grades 3, 4 and 5) for the first time. The 2005-06 English Language Arts (ELA) and math results are not comparable to results from previous years’ tests. These are new assessments based on different core curriculum.
Grand Island elementary students outperformed the NYS average in ELA, mathematics and science based on percent of students meeting learning standards (levels 3 and 4) and meeting learning standards with distinction (level 4).
Sixty percent of grade 4 students scored at level 4, indicative of meeting the learning standard with distinction.
On average, 83% of students at grades 3-5 scored at levels 3 and 4 on the ELA tests and 16% scored at level 4.
On average, 83% of students at grades 3-5 scored at levels 3 and 4 on the mathematics tests and 26% scored at level 4.
This report card also provides data at all three middle grade levels (grades 6, 7 and 8) for the first time, similar to the elementary counterparts, tests in ELA and math were new in 2005-06 and the results are not comparable to those from previous years.
Connor MS outperformed its similar schools on all ELA, math and science tests based on percent of students scoring at levels 3 and 4.
Connor MS performance was comparable to that of its similar schools in math and ELA based on percent of students scoring at level 4.
Performance on the grade 8 Social Studies test has increased steadily over the past four years. In 2005-06, 90% of students scored at levels 3 or 4 and 43% of students scored at level 4.
The average Regents exam passing rate (65-100) was 93% in 2006.
The average Regents exam mastery rate (85-100) was 48% in 2006, up from 44% in 2005.
Mastery rates exceeded 50% for Regents exams in Comprehensive ELA, U.S. History & Government, Comprehensive Spanish and Comprehensive French.
The educational community of the Grand Island Central School District continues to express pride in our students’ academic achievement. We were recently recognized by Business First as the 10th ranked school district in Western New York. In addition, we continue to value our students’ success in the areas of music, art, and athletics. We are appreciative of all of the hard work put forth by our administrators, faculty and staff. With continued family and community support we are optimistic that our academic trends and standing will continue to improve.