Gayhead School

  • Gayhead School serves 898 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 42% (which is lower than the New York state average of 50%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 37% (which is lower than the New York state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Gayhead School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the New York state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the New York state average of 57%.

School Overview

  • Gayhead School's student population of 898 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 55 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students898 students
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Total Classroom Teachers55 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Gayhead School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 4,239 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Gayhead School is 0.30, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#2688 out of 4239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
50%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:113:1
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Asian
2%
9%
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Hispanic
12%
27%
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Black
2%
17%
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White
83%
43%
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Two or more races
1%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Gayhead School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NY.
Diversity Score0.300.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
9%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWappingers Central School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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