400 Old Forge Hill Rd
New Windsor, NY 12553
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Vails Gate Steam Academy serves 514 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 22% (which is lower than the New York state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 21% (which is lower than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the New York state level of 12:1.
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 (2022-23)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 514 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 89%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in NY
  • Math Proficiency
    : 22% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

School Overview

Vails Gate Steam Academy's student population of 514 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 47 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
514 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
47 teachers
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School Rankings

Vails Gate Steam Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 4,228 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Vails Gate Steam Academy is 0.59, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NY)
Overall Testing Rank
#3987 out of 4228 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
22%
54%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
10%
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Hispanic
59%
28%
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Black
23%
17%
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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
0.59
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
73%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

22% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 54% NY state average), while 21% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 52% NY state average).

How many students attend Vails Gate Steam Academy?

514 students attend Vails Gate Steam Academy.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

59% 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 2% 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 lower than the New York state average of 12:1.

What grades does Vails Gate Steam Academy offer ?

Vails Gate Steam Academy offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 514 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 89%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 22% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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