Birchwood Elementary School

Serves grades KG - 5

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
897 Birchwood Ln
Schenectady, NY 12309
Phone
(518) 344-2910
District
NISKAYUNA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
County
SCHENECTADY COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
No
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
357
Classroom Teachers
24

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to New York

9

(10 is best)

Better than 87.7% of NY schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

9

(10 is best)

Birchwood Elementary School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 3

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 72 54
Proficiency in Reading 71 52
Proficiency in Math 73 55

Grade 4

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 75 49
Proficiency in Reading 77 48
Proficiency in Math 73 51

Grade 5

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 62 42
Proficiency in Reading 56 38
Proficiency in Math 68 47

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL 14.88
AVG FOR DISTRICT 13.10
AVG FOR STATE 12.73
AVG FOR NATION 16.03
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade pk 0 0.0%
Kindergarten 56 15.7%
Grade 1 60 16.8%
Grade 2 63 17.6%
Grade 3 70 19.6%
Grade 4 54 15.1%
Grade 5 54 15.1%
Grade 6 0 0.0%
Grade 7 0 0.0%
Grade 8 0 0.0%
Grade 9 0 0.0%
Grade 10 0 0.0%
Grade 11 0 0.0%
Grade 12 0 0.0%
Total 357 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 68.7% 72.6% 44.0%
Black 1.8% 4.7% 17.3%
Hispanic 5.9% 5.2% 27.9%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 23.6% 17.3% 9.7%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.0% 0.2% 1.0%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 9.5% 13.0% 53.4%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 9.0% 11.5% 49.7%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 0.6% 1.5% 3.6%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 23,647 19,453,561
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 1,150.0 410
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 6.8% 5.9%
5-19 YEARS OLD 21.0% 17.8%
20-44 YEARS OLD 25.2% 34.0%
45-64 YEARS OLD 28.7% 26.7%
65 OR OLDER 18.3% 15.6%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 7,792 7,283,347
Single Parent Households With Children 5.9% 10.6%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 97.3% 86.5%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 63.9% 35.9%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 33.1% 17.3%
$100,000 - $149,999 27.4% 15.4%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.5% 11.9%
$50,000 - $74,999 10.2% 15.6%
$30,000 - $49,999 8.6% 15.0%
$15,000 - $29,999 5.0% 12.9%
$15,000 or less 3.3% 11.9%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $10,268 $42,909,972 57.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $838 $3,502,002 4.7%
Staff $999 $4,174,821 5.6%
General Administration $281 $1,174,299 1.6%
School Administration $617 $2,578,443 3.5%
Operation $1,275 $5,328,225 7.1%
Transportation $1,029 $4,300,191 5.8%
Other $367 $1,533,693 2.1%
Total Support $5,407 $22,595,853 30.3%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,163 $9,039,177 12.1%
Total Expenditures $17,838 $74,545,002 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $8,565 $23,130,768,419 57.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $617 $1,667,305,640 4.2%
Staff $511 $1,380,892,424 3.4%
General Administration $315 $849,713,552 2.1%
School Administration $593 $1,601,010,298 4.0%
Operation $1,022 $2,759,510,008 6.9%
Transportation $819 $2,212,954,110 5.5%
Other $371 $1,001,621,336 2.5%
Total Support $4,248 $11,473,049,755 28.6%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,038 $5,503,281,991 13.7%
Total Expenditures $14,851 $40,107,079,029 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,838 $346,122,956,267 50.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $679 $34,352,975,349 5.0%
Staff $546 $27,656,793,506 4.0%
General Administration $224 $11,359,077,651 1.7%
School Administration $657 $33,237,901,128 4.9%
Operation $1,054 $53,333,273,914 7.8%
Transportation $473 $23,948,272,674 3.5%
Other $420 $21,254,923,139 3.1%
Total Support $4,053 $205,142,872,671 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,612 $132,190,575,207 19.3%
Total Expenditures $13,503 $683,455,649,655 100.0%