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Congratulations to the graduating class of 2011-2012 for making the list of top 500 high schools in the recent Newsweek article. Thousands of high schools across the United States were excluded due to incomplete data. Visit the link on the methodology behind the rankings at http://www.scribd.com/doc/238785187/Newsweek-s-Top-High-Schools-Methodology

If you missed the article (no longer available on the GCSD web-site), you can visit http://www.newsweek.com/high-schools/americas-top-schools-2014

I'm feeling a little nostalgic. If you're looking for some recent home buyer information about Gananda, visit http://www.gananda.org/district.cfm?subpage=1356540

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Is higher education worth it? Watch 'Declining by Degrees' on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcxDVYo2wH8

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The Gananda CSD already removed the post about our Highly Qualified Teachers. That only took three days.

Look at the numbers below and see if you agree with this post on the GCSD web-site: Parents' Right to Know: Highly Qualified Teachers (Already Removed). Penfield CSD students have a passing rate that is almost 2 to 1 over Gananda. What are they doing differently and why can't we do the same?

My favorite part of the 'Plan for Excellence'

Initiative TL 3

2013-14 “Wildly Important Goal (WIG)”:

By 2016, 100% of Gananda students will meet or master grade level expectations to be college and career

ready in literacy.

Desired Results:

1. K-8: 80% percent of all students will achieve a minimum of 1 year of growth in reading using the

identified literacy assessments (AIMSWeb and Fountas and Pinnell Recommended Grade Level Goals

for 2013-14).

2. Grades 9-12: 100% of identified students performing below grade level expectations will show a

minimum of one year of growth in reading using appropriate literacy assessments.

Only 2 short years to achieve such a lofty goal. We are currently at 35% and I have lowered my realistic expectations to 48%.

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2013-2014 State Assessment Benchmark District Results:

(Latest information available at

**Happy Home Coming everyone!!!**Congratulations to the graduating class of 2011-2012 for making the list of top 500 high schools in the recent Newsweek article. Thousands of high schools across the United States were excluded due to incomplete data. Visit the link on the methodology behind the rankings at http://www.scribd.com/doc/238785187/Newsweek-s-Top-High-Schools-Methodology

If you missed the article (no longer available on the GCSD web-site), you can visit http://www.newsweek.com/high-schools/americas-top-schools-2014

I'm feeling a little nostalgic. If you're looking for some recent home buyer information about Gananda, visit http://www.gananda.org/district.cfm?subpage=1356540

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Is higher education worth it? Watch 'Declining by Degrees' on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcxDVYo2wH8

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The Gananda CSD already removed the post about our Highly Qualified Teachers. That only took three days.

Look at the numbers below and see if you agree with this post on the GCSD web-site: Parents' Right to Know: Highly Qualified Teachers (Already Removed). Penfield CSD students have a passing rate that is almost 2 to 1 over Gananda. What are they doing differently and why can't we do the same?

My favorite part of the 'Plan for Excellence'

Initiative TL 3

2013-14 “Wildly Important Goal (WIG)”:

By 2016, 100% of Gananda students will meet or master grade level expectations to be college and career

ready in literacy.

Desired Results:

1. K-8: 80% percent of all students will achieve a minimum of 1 year of growth in reading using the

identified literacy assessments (AIMSWeb and Fountas and Pinnell Recommended Grade Level Goals

for 2013-14).

2. Grades 9-12: 100% of identified students performing below grade level expectations will show a

minimum of one year of growth in reading using appropriate literacy assessments.

Only 2 short years to achieve such a lofty goal. We are currently at 35% and I have lowered my realistic expectations to 48%.

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2013-2014 State Assessment Benchmark District Results:

(Latest information available at

__http://www.p12.nysed.gov/irs/pressRelease/20140814/home.html__)School |
Sum |
Level |
Level |
Level |
Level |
Failed |
Passed |
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District |
Class |
Grade |
Tested |
Mean |
1% |
2% |
3% |
4% |
% |
% |

PENFIELD CSD | ELA | 3rd | 326 | 318 | 16% | 29% | 46% | 10% | 45% | 56% |

VICTOR CSD | ELA | 3rd | 333 | 304 | 28% | 31% | 35% | 5% | 59% | 40% |

HFL CSD | ELA | 3rd | 154 | 303 | 29% | 28% | 40% | 3% | 57% | 43% |

WAYNE CSD | ELA | 3rd | 161 | 299 | 35% | 29% | 33% | 2% | 64% | 35% |

GANANDA CSD |
ELA | 3rd | 74 | 290 | 49% | 23% | 24% | 4% | 72% | 28% |

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PENFIELD CSD | Math | 3rd | 325 | 334 | 5% | 15% | 36% | 44% | 20% | 80% |

WAYNE CSD | Math | 3rd | 161 | 312 | 22% | 24% | 34% | 20% | 46% | 54% |

VICTOR CSD | Math | 3rd | 332 | 312 | 15% | 32% | 34% | 19% | 47% | 53% |

HFL CSD | Math | 3rd | 154 | 308 | 19% | 33% | 32% | 16% | 52% | 48% |

GANANDA CSD |
Math | 3rd | 73 | 296 | 37% | 33% | 23% | 7% | 70% | 30% |

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PENFIELD CSD | ELA | 4th | 285 | 323 | 8% | 25% | 44% | 23% | 33% | 67% |

GANANDA CSD |
ELA | 4th | 74 | 309 | 27% | 27% | 30% | 16% | 54% | 46% |

HFL CSD | ELA | 4th | 169 | 308 | 20% | 35% | 30% | 15% | 55% | 45% |

WAYNE CSD | ELA | 4th | 160 | 307 | 20% | 40% | 32% | 8% | 60% | 40% |

VICTOR CSD | ELA | 4th | 325 | 306 | 23% | 34% | 27% | 16% | 57% | 43% |

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PENFIELD CSD | Math | 4th | 285 | 340 | 3% | 9% | 35% | 53% | 12% | 88% |

WAYNE CSD | Math | 4th | 159 | 315 | 14% | 32% | 33% | 20% | 46% | 53% |

VICTOR CSD | Math | 4th | 326 | 313 | 18% | 30% | 30% | 22% | 48% | 52% |

HFL CSD | Math | 4th | 170 | 310 | 25% | 24% | 28% | 23% | 49% | 51% |

GANANDA CSD |
Math | 4th | 74 | 300 | 30% | 28% | 34% | 8% | 58% | 42% |

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PENFIELD CSD | ELA | 5th | 327 | 320 | 15% | 27% | 33% | 24% | 42% | 57% |

HFL CSD | ELA | 5th | 176 | 312 | 18% | 35% | 32% | 15% | 53% | 47% |

VICTOR CSD | ELA | 5th | 352 | 308 | 24% | 38% | 29% | 10% | 62% | 39% |

WAYNE CSD | ELA | 5th | 163 | 302 | 27% | 40% | 26% | 6% | 67% | 32% |

GANANDA CSD |
ELA | 5th | 82 | 302 | 28% | 44% | 20% | 9% | 72% | 29% |

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PENFIELD CSD | Math | 5th | 326 | 339 | 7% | 15% | 28% | 50% | 22% | 78% |

HFL CSD | Math | 5th | 174 | 323 | 12% | 30% | 35% | 23% | 42% | 58% |

GANANDA CSD |
Math | 5th | 82 | 315 | 22% | 24% | 35% | 18% | 46% | 53% |

VICTOR CSD | Math | 5th | 353 | 312 | 24% | 35% | 26% | 15% | 59% | 41% |

WAYNE CSD | Math | 5th | 164 | 310 | 26% | 34% | 28% | 13% | 60% | 41% |

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PENFIELD CSD | ELA | 6th | 351 | 320 | 11% | 34% | 22% | 33% | 45% | 55% |

HFL CSD | ELA | 6th | 168 | 313 | 12% | 42% | 20% | 26% | 54% | 46% |

VICTOR CSD | ELA | 6th | 294 | 312 | 11% | 47% | 22% | 19% | 58% | 41% |

WAYNE CSD | ELA | 6th | 190 | 309 | 15% | 49% | 21% | 14% | 64% | 35% |

GANANDA CSD |
ELA | 6th | 80 | 304 | 21% | 44% | 19% | 16% | 65% | 35% |

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PENFIELD CSD | Math | 6th | 349 | 331 | 7% | 28% | 23% | 42% | 35% | 65% |

VICTOR CSD | Math | 6th | 296 | 320 | 7% | 41% | 28% | 24% | 48% | 52% |

HFL CSD | Math | 6th | 166 | 317 | 10% | 42% | 23% | 25% | 52% | 48% |

WAYNE CSD | Math | 6th | 186 | 311 | 16% | 40% | 29% | 15% | 56% | 44% |

GANANDA CSD |
Math | 6th | 78 | 303 | 21% | 44% | 27% | 9% | 65% | 36% |

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PENFIELD CSD | ELA | 7th | 358 | 319 | 11% | 31% | 41% | 17% | 42% | 58% |

HFL CSD | ELA | 7th | 206 | 315 | 15% | 29% | 41% | 15% | 44% | 56% |

VICTOR CSD | ELA | 7th | 336 | 309 | 18% | 34% | 38% | 10% | 52% | 48% |

WAYNE CSD | ELA | 7th | 169 | 304 | 19% | 47% | 29% | 5% | 66% | 34% |

GANANDA CSD |
ELA | 7th | 93 | 297 | 29% | 44% | 20% | 6% | 73% | 26% |

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HFL CSD | Math | 7th | 201 | 323 | 10% | 33% | 36% | 20% | 43% | 56% |

PENFIELD CSD | Math | 7th | 298 | 321 | 9% | 40% | 37% | 14% | 49% | 51% |

VICTOR CSD | Math | 7th | 337 | 316 | 19% | 29% | 36% | 15% | 48% | 51% |

WAYNE CSD | Math | 7th | 156 | 314 | 18% | 36% | 37% | 9% | 54% | 46% |

GANANDA CSD |
Math | 7th | 92 | 313 | 16% | 48% | 32% | 4% | 64% | 36% |

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HFL CSD | ELA | 8th | 186 | 329 | 5% | 21% | 42% | 31% | 26% | 73% |

PENFIELD CSD | ELA | 8th | 353 | 318 | 12% | 29% | 37% | 22% | 41% | 59% |

WAYNE CSD | ELA | 8th | 163 | 313 | 12% | 36% | 36% | 16% | 48% | 52% |

VICTOR CSD | ELA | 8th | 345 | 313 | 14% | 37% | 30% | 19% | 51% | 49% |

GANANDA CSD |
ELA | 8th | 72 | 305 | 18% | 43% | 26% | 13% | 61% | 39% |

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PENFIELD CSD | Math | 8th | 231 | 314 | 8% | 48% | 42% | 2% | 56% | 44% |

HFL CSD | Math | 8th | 112 | 312 | 11% | 49% | 39% | 1% | 60% | 40% |

GANANDA CSD |
Math | 8th | 65 | 303 | 18% | 60% | 20% | 2% | 78% | 22% |

WAYNE CSD | Math | 8th | 85 | 301 | 20% | 64% | 16% | 0% | 84% | 16% |

VICTOR CSD | Math | 8th | 210 | 300 | 21% | 56% | 23% | 0% | 77% | 23% |