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Birchwood Elementary School

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Birchwood Elementary School is located at 897 Birchwood Lane Schenectady, NY serving Grades K-5. School officials, faculty members and support staff are devoted to creating a challenging, rewarding and safe learning environment for all students. Technology innovations have been incorporated all over the school with computers available in every class. Parents will be awed by the level of professionalism established by the teachers, staff, and administrators. You will see high standards of supportive families, conscientious learners, committed staff, and an involved community will maximize potential for student success.

This New York public School is located in Schenectady County, New York. Historically Schenectady County was formed from Albany County on March 7, 1809. It has a population of 146,555 (2000 U. S. Census, twenty-second in New York State) and an area of 206 square miles, making it the second smallest in the state outside of New York City. The name "Schenectady" is derived from a Mohawk Indian word for "on that side of the pinery," or "near the pines," or "place beyond the pine plains."

Newcomers to the area will be pleased to hear that this School offers an idea learning environment with average class sizes, positive community support, individual attention, and encouragement which help all students and staff members strive for excellence. The staffs of teachers and other officials work closely with parents and the entire community to provide the best education possible for students.


Overview

Birchwood Elementary School

Niskayuna Central School District

897 Birchwood Lane
Schenectady, NY 12309

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Urban Fringe of a Mid-Size City (Suburb: Large)

518-785-3445 (Phone)

Serving Grades: K-5, UE

Principal: Debra Berndt

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Student Enrollment Information

Kindergarten
(Half Day)
1st2nd3rd4th5thUngraded
Elementary
3763535058585

Additional Student Information

Total Students
324
Attendance Rate
97%
Suspensions
1
Year Statistics Were Compiled
2005
Student / Teacher Ratio
17.1
Free Lunch
9
Reduced Lunch
5
Student Ethnicities

Student Gender

Staff Information

Full Time Principals
1
Full Time Assistant Principals
0
Other Full Time Professional Staff
1
Full Time Teachers
19
Part Time Principals
0
Part Time Assistant Principals
0
Part Time Teachers
0
Other Part Time Professional Staff
0

Adequate Yearly Progress Decisions

Sub-Group Names
Satisfactory
School Year
Subject:Elementary / Middle School English Language Arts
All Students
Yes
2006
White
Yes
2006
Subject:Elementary / Middle School Math
All Students
Yes
2006
White
Yes
2006
Subject:Elementary / Middle School Science
All Students
Yes
2006

Regents Results

Subject
Year
# Tested
Percent Passing
 

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