Vails Gate Steam Academy

400 Old Forge Hill Rd
New Windsor, NY 12553
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Vails Gate Steam Academy serves 510 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Vails Gate Steam Academy 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15-19% (which is lower than the New York state average of 55%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30-34% (which is lower than the New York state average of 62%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is equal to the New York state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New York state average of 59% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 510 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 89%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in NY
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

School Overview

Vails Gate Steam Academy's student population of 510 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 48 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
510 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
48 teachers
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School Rankings

Vails Gate Steam Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 4,093 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Vails Gate Steam Academy is 0.58, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NY)
Overall Testing Rank
#3797 out of 4093 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15-19%
55%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
62%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
11:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
10%
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Hispanic
60%
29%
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Black
23%
16%
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White
11%
41%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.58
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
63%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
1%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Vails Gate Steam Academy's ranking?
Vails Gate Steam Academy is ranked #3797 out of 4,093 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in New York.
What schools are Vails Gate Steam Academy often compared to?
Vails Gate Steam Academyis often viewed alongside schools like New Windsor School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
15-19% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 55% NY state average), while 30-34% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 62% NY state average).
How many students attend Vails Gate Steam Academy?
510 students attend Vails Gate Steam Academy.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
60% of Vails Gate Steam Academy students are Hispanic, 23% of students are Black, 11% of students are White, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Vails Gate Steam Academy?
Vails Gate Steam Academy has a student ration of 11:1, which is equal to the New York state average of 11:1.
What grades does Vails Gate Steam Academy offer ?
Vails Gate Steam Academy offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Vails Gate Steam Academy part of?
Vails Gate Steam Academy is part of Newburgh City School District.

School Reviews

3   12/15/2023
I went to this school 1 year ago and ever since first grade I had so many friends and even family for a while at this school the teachers were very helpful and helped me grow I miss you guys!!!
- Posted by Student/Alumni - James Brueckner

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 510 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 89%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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