Cayuga Heights Elementary School

Summary:

Cayuga Heights Elementary School is a public elementary school in Depew, New York, serving 864 students in grades PK-5. The school is part of the Depew Union Free School District, which is ranked 580 out of 866 districts in New York and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Cayuga Heights has a significantly higher percentage of white students (81.48%) compared to nearby schools like Union East Elementary School (34.08% white) and Maryvale Intermediate School (66.53% white). However, the school's academic performance, as measured by state assessments, is generally lower than state and district averages, with proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Math below the benchmarks for all grade levels. Cayuga Heights' performance also varies significantly across different student subgroups, ranking particularly low for Hispanic and White students while performing better for Multi-racial students.

Cayuga Heights has a relatively high percentage of students (40.97%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a higher proportion of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds compared to some nearby schools. The school's academic performance has been declining over the years, with its statewide ranking dropping from 960 out of 2,366 elementary schools in 2015-2016 to 1,597 out of 2,439 in 2022-2023. While Cayuga Heights is located in a relatively affluent area, its performance lags behind some of the nearby schools, such as Hillview Elementary and Clinton Elementary, which have higher proficiency rates and better overall rankings.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 1780 Como Park Blvd
       Depew, NY  14043-4535


(716) 686-5006

District: Depew Union Free School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1597th of 2,439 New York Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,041 Help


Students who attend Cayuga Heights Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Depew Middle School
High:    Depew High School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.4 Help
Number of students:  864

Racial breakdown:

White:
81.5%
Hispanic:
6.9%
Two or more races:
5.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  41% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Cayuga Heights Elementary School ranks worse than 65.5% of elementary schools in New York. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 34.66. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (81.5%), Hispanic (6.9%), two or more races (5.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 41% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Cayuga Heights Elementary School is 11.4. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Cayuga Heights Elementary School is $11,041.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Cayuga Heights Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Cayuga Heights Elementary School 1597th of 2439 New York public elementary schools. (See Cayuga Heights Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Depew Union Free School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Depew Union Free School District 580th of 866 New York school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Cayuga Heights Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Cayuga Heights Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 79.53 334th 2206 84.9%
2007 77.62 424th 2219 80.9%
2008 74.37 561st 2227 74.8%
2009 74.56 530th 2257 76.5%
2010 75.67 503rd 2263 77.8%
2011 68.75 733rd 2286 67.9%
2012 59.69 1045th 2320 55.0%
2013 46.83 1200th 2325 48.4%
2014 52.41 1109th 2345 52.7%
2015 64.64 784th 2352 66.7%
2016 57.72 960th 2366 59.4%
2017 47.56 1241st 2386 48.0%
2018 47.60 1261st 2395 47.3%
2019 35.62 1556th 2413 35.5%
2021 17.64 1902nd 2201 13.6%
2022 31.01 1738th 2434 28.6%
2023 34.66 1597th 2439 34.5%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Cayuga Heights Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 15.32 125th 143 12.6%
2022 28.42 201st 289 30.4%
2023 46.89 101st 223 54.7%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Cayuga Heights Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.06 1029th 1941 47.0%
2019 28.65 1411th 1859 24.1%
2021 30.00 779th 1044 25.4%
2022 29.95 1545th 2031 23.9%
2023 27.63 1551st 2016 23.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Cayuga Heights Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.71 1154th 2045 43.6%
2019 34.40 1349th 2032 33.6%
2021 18.55 1519th 1678 9.5%
2022 29.07 1586th 2099 24.4%
2023 30.33 1458th 2041 28.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Cayuga Heights Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 48.54 1239th 2338 47.0%
2019 42.55 1346th 2357 42.9%
2021 19.90 1672nd 1955 14.5%
2022 31.76 1716th 2401 28.5%
2023 33.52 1624th 2403 32.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Cayuga Heights Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.42 1250th 2340 46.6%
2019 32.17 1650th 2358 30.0%
2021 15.23 1757th 1961 10.4%
2022 31.56 1704th 2400 29.0%
2023 36.97 1523rd 2400 36.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Cayuga Heights Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.79 429th 1392 69.2%
2019 38.70 794th 1315 39.6%
2021 25.17 666th 818 18.6%
2022 18.71 1364th 1503 9.2%
2023 32.44 1009th 1429 29.4%
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Rank History for White students at Cayuga Heights Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.40 988th 1408 29.8%
2019 24.31 1099th 1338 17.9%
2021 8.52 1181st 1224 3.5%
2022 20.70 1189th 1399 15.0%
2023 22.22 1102nd 1337 17.6%
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Data source: test scores: NY State Education Department, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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by a parent
Saturday, May 12, 2012

Open Quote Cayuga Heights ES sent my 5 year old home with a plastic bag with her underware in it, and a pile of feces as big as her fist, and there was a HOLE in the bag! In her
folder there is a note from the nurse that she had an accident at 12:30pm. She said she was on the playground and couldent get to the bathroom.
So that poo sat in the bag in her locker from 1230 to 3 pm. Than she got on the bus with it for a 30 minute ride. I can't imagine what her locker smells like right now but the book bag smells awfull. Along with the schools
library book. What human sends a pile of FECES home with a child? This is DISGUSTING, and COMPLEATLY UNACCEPTABLE!! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Cayuga Heights Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 1064 1 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 1066
1990 1032 4 4 2 6 n/a n/a 0 1048
1991 1042 2 14 1 2 n/a n/a 0 1061
1992 1066 5 13 0 2 n/a n/a 0 1086
1993 1068 7 9 0 3 n/a n/a 0 1087
1994 1057 10 9 2 2 n/a n/a 0 1080
1995 1036 6 2 4 2 n/a n/a 0 1050
1996 1036 6 2 4 2 n/a n/a 0 1050
1997 1018 11 8 0 2 n/a n/a 0 1039
1998 1004 10 9 2 3 n/a n/a 0 1028
1999 997 7 9 2 3 n/a n/a 0 1018
2000 968 13 8 1 1 n/a n/a 0 991
2001 934 17 9 2 1 n/a n/a 0 963
2002 824 21 13 1 3 n/a n/a 0 862
2003 824 21 13 1 3 n/a n/a 0 862
2004 797 26 12 4 3 n/a n/a 0 842
2005 750 25 13 6 1 n/a n/a 0 795
2006 722 22 21 7 2 n/a n/a 0 774
2007 712 33 19 9 2 n/a n/a 0 775
2008 733 31 20 6 4 n/a n/a 0 794
2009 705 21 24 16 3 n/a n/a 4 773
2010 838 24 30 18 3 n/a n/a 8 921
2011 812 23 27 24 2 0 8 0 896
2012 773 19 28 28 1 0 16 0 865
2013 755 25 18 28 3 0 20 0 849
2014 709 21 18 36 2 0 19 0 805
2015 694 11 14 30 0 0 26 0 775
2016 699 14 13 38 2 0 31 0 797
2017 698 15 10 42 2 0 24 0 791
2018 721 19 10 49 2 0 29 0 830
2019 726 27 13 45 3 0 39 0 853
2020 705 29 14 46 7 0 41 0 842
2021 671 29 12 46 5 0 44 0 807
2022 657 22 16 51 4 0 50 0 800
2023 704 14 34 60 4 0 48 0 864

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Cayuga Heights Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1066 58.9 18.0 n/a
1990 1048 58.9 17.7 n/a
1991 1061 61.9 17.1 n/a
1992 1086 58.9 18.4 n/a
1993 1087 60.2 18.1 n/a
1994 1080 61.7 17.5 22.2
1995 1050 61.2 17.2 20
1996 1050 61.2 17.2 20
1997 1039 63.2 16.4 20.5
1998 1028 60.7 16.9 21.3
1999 1018 63.7 16.0 22.6
2000 991 62.2 15.9 29.5
2001 963 66.0 14.6 31.5
2002 862 64.8 13.3 31.9
2003 862 64.8 13.3 31.9
2004 842 n/a n/a n/a
2005 795 65.3 12.2 33.7
2006 774 58.0 13.3 34.5
2007 775 58.8 13.2 38.5
2008 794 59.8 13.3 40.6
2009 773 59.8 12.9 41.5
2010 921 69.0 13.3 44.1
2011 896 75.0 11.9 46.9
2012 865 66.8 12.9 43.8
2013 849 66.7 12.7 47.5
2014 805 64.7 12.4 44.1
2015 775 58.0 13.3 46.3
2016 797 57.0 13.9 49.7
2017 791 59.8 13.2 52.2
2018 830 64.0 12.9 50.7
2019 853 64.0 13.3 49.4
2020 842 68.0 12.3 52.1
2021 807 67.7 11.9 48.3
2022 800 70.1 11.3 44.3
2023 864 75.2 11.4 41

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Cayuga Heights Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1066 58.9 18.0 n/a
1990 1048 58.9 17.7 n/a
1991 1061 61.9 17.1 n/a
1992 1086 58.9 18.4 n/a
1993 1087 60.2 18.1 n/a
1994 1080 61.7 17.5 22.2
1995 1050 61.2 17.2 20
1996 1050 61.2 17.2 20
1997 1039 63.2 16.4 20.5
1998 1028 60.7 16.9 21.3
1999 1018 63.7 16.0 22.6
2000 991 62.2 15.9 29.5
2001 963 66.0 14.6 31.5
2002 862 64.8 13.3 31.9
2003 862 64.8 13.3 31.9
2004 842 n/a n/a n/a
2005 795 65.3 12.2 33.7
2006 774 58.0 13.3 34.5
2007 775 58.8 13.2 38.5
2008 794 59.8 13.3 40.6
2009 773 59.8 12.9 41.5
2010 921 69.0 13.3 44.1
2011 896 75.0 11.9 46.9
2012 865 66.8 12.9 43.8
2013 849 66.7 12.7 47.5
2014 805 64.7 12.4 44.1
2015 775 58.0 13.3 46.3
2016 797 57.0 13.9 49.7
2017 791 59.8 13.2 52.2
2018 830 64.0 12.9 50.7
2019 853 64.0 13.3 49.4
2020 842 68.0 12.3 52.1
2021 807 67.7 11.9 48.3
2022 800 70.1 11.3 44.3
2023 864 75.2 11.4 41

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Immunization Rates

Cayuga Heights Elementary School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricella
201399.1%0.9%0.0%99.1%99.1%99.1%99.1%99.1%99.1%99.1%
201499.4%0.5%0.0%99.5%99.4%99.4%99.4%99.5%99.5%99.5%
201599.2%0.4%0.0%99.6%99.2%99.2%99.2%99.5%99.5%99.4%
201699.3%0.4%0.0%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.5%99.4%99.6%
201799.0%0.5%0.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%
201899.5%0.5%0.0%99.5%99.5%99.5%99.5%99.5%99.5%99.5%
201999.3%0.0%0.0%99.3%99.5%99.5%99.5%99.4%99.8%99.6%
202099.6%0.0%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%

Data source: New York State Department of Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Cayuga Heights Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $836 (7.4%) $10,430 (92.6%) $11,266
2020 $1,071 (9.7%) $9,987 (90.3%) $11,058
2021 $1,043 (8.7%) $10,996 (91.3%) $12,039
2022 $1,520 (11.4%) $11,861 (88.6%) $13,381
2023 $00 (0.0%) $11,041 (100.0%) $11,041

Data source: New York Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Cayuga Heights Elementary School

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Rankings

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Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1556th of 2413 Elementary schoolsRanks 1597th of 2439 Elementary schools
 1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Cayuga Heights Elementary School)3533.6
 1.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Depew Union Free School District)3533
 2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (New York)5244.9
 7.1%
3rd Grade Math (Cayuga Heights Elementary School)4244.6
 2.5%
   3rd Grade Math (Depew Union Free School District)4244.6
 2.5%
   3rd Grade Math (New York)5453.7
 0.3%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Cayuga Heights Elementary School)4033.9
 6.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Depew Union Free School District)4033.3
 6.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New York)4848.8
 0.8%
4th Grade Math (Cayuga Heights Elementary School)4933.3
 15.7%
   4th Grade Math (Depew Union Free School District)4832.8
 15.2%
   4th Grade Math (New York)5053.9
 3.8%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Cayuga Heights Elementary School)3640.2
 4.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Depew Union Free School District)3539.8
 4.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New York)3845.1
 7.1%
5th Grade Math (Cayuga Heights Elementary School)4453.4
 9.4%
   5th Grade Math (Depew Union Free School District)4452.9
 8.9%
   5th Grade Math (New York)4649.7
 3.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students853864
 1.3%
African American2714
 48.1%
American Indian34
 33.3%
Asian1334
 161.5%
Hispanic4560
 33.3%
Pacific Islander00
White726704
 3%
Two or More Races3948
 23.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients49.4%41%
 8.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Cayuga Heights Elementary School

Students at Cayuga Heights Elementary School are 81% White, 7% Hispanic, 6% Two or more races, 4% Asian, 2% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 864 students attended Cayuga Heights Elementary School.

Students who attend Cayuga Heights Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Depew Middle School
High : Depew High School

Cayuga Heights Elementary School ranks 1597th of 2439 New York elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the WNYC and the New York State Department of Health and the NY State Education Department.

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