Van Duyn Elementary School

  • Van Duyn Elementary School serves 445 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (which is lower than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Van Duyn Elementary 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the New York state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the New York state average of 57%.

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School Overview

  • Van Duyn Elementary School's student population of 445 students has grown by 16% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has grown by 15% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students445 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Van Duyn Elementary 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Van Duyn Elementary School is 0.54, 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#3678 out of 4239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)30-34%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)20-24%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:113:1
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American Indian
2%
1%
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Asian
n/a
9%
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Hispanic
7%
27%
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Black
65%
17%
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White
12%
43%
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Two or more races
14%
2%
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Diversity Score0.540.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
88%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSyracuse City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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Van Duyn Elementary is a school that provides an environment of safety and encouragement. The school excels in their leadership qualities of teaching, promoting education and the advancement of their children. As a parent, I respect the hard work and diligence of the teachers, principal and staff. The academic programming is A 1 and it needs more extracurricular activities for the younger students. The kids are interested in singing, band and etc. and I believe it should be offered more to continue to advance their skills.
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