Birchwood Elementary School

Public K-5

 897 Birchwood Ln
       Schenectady, NY  12309-5317


(518) 344-2910

District: Niskayuna Central School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
238th of 2,201 New York Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,094 Help

Students who attend Birchwood Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Iroquois Middle School
High:    Niskayuna High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.0
Number of students:  390

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
98.2%
Measles:
99.5%
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Racial breakdown:

White:
66.7%
Asian:
20.8%
Hispanic:
5.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  17.7%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, October 28, 2021.


Performance Trends
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Compare Details Birchwood Elementary School ranks better than 89.2% of elementary schools in New York. It also ranks 2nd among 5 ranked elementary schools in the Niskayuna Central School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 85.36. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (66.7%), Asian (20.8%), Hispanic (5.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 17.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Birchwood Elementary School is 13, which is the lowest among 5 elementary schools in the Niskayuna Central School District! (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Birchwood Elementary School is $10,094. 3 elementary schools in the Niskayuna Central School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Birchwood Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Birchwood Elementary School 238th of 2201 New York public elementary schools. (See Birchwood Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Niskayuna Central School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Niskayuna Central School District 103rd of 720 New York school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Birchwood Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 81.42 276th 2206 87.5%
2007 71.00 701st 2219 68.4%
2008 71.46 665th 2227 70.1%
2009 63.03 994th 2257 56.0%
2010 80.94 321st 2263 85.8%
2011 81.17 339th 2286 85.2%
2012 82.10 319th 2320 86.3%
2013 82.65 315th 2325 86.5%
2014 79.14 401st 2345 82.9%
2015 90.17 141st 2352 94.0%
2016 85.31 263rd 2366 88.9%
2017 79.52 402nd 2386 83.2%
2018 85.20 264th 2395 89.0%
2019 84.10 335th 2413 86.1%
2021 85.36 238th 2201 89.2%

Data source: test scores: NY State Education Department, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Birchwood Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1993 224 2 11 0 0 n/a n/a 0 237
1994 270 3 13 1 0 n/a n/a 0 287
1995 285 4 18 0 0 n/a n/a 0 307
1996 285 4 18 0 0 n/a n/a 0 307
1997 299 4 14 3 0 n/a n/a 0 320
1998 302 3 17 4 0 n/a n/a 0 326
1999 284 2 13 3 0 n/a n/a 0 302
2000 267 4 11 0 0 n/a n/a 0 282
2001 264 3 19 1 0 n/a n/a 0 287
2002 282 4 38 0 0 n/a n/a 0 324
2003 282 4 38 0 0 n/a n/a 0 324
2004 290 8 30 0 0 n/a n/a 0 328
2005 298 6 29 4 0 n/a n/a 0 337
2006 280 5 35 4 0 n/a n/a 0 324
2007 282 4 34 3 0 n/a n/a 0 323
2008 287 9 41 8 0 n/a n/a 0 345
2009 274 11 46 2 0 n/a n/a 0 333
2010 256 9 38 0 0 n/a n/a 10 313
2011 224 7 44 2 0 0 4 0 281
2012 218 8 43 2 0 0 5 0 276
2013 203 7 46 6 0 0 9 0 271
2014 182 4 58 7 0 0 12 0 263
2015 178 8 61 8 0 0 13 0 268
2016 193 9 63 8 0 0 20 0 293
2017 200 10 79 9 0 0 20 0 318
2018 217 10 73 12 0 0 16 0 328
2019 233 6 80 20 0 0 18 0 357
2020 252 10 85 14 1 0 17 0 379
2021 260 10 81 20 1 0 18 0 390

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 Birchwood Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1993 237 12.8 18.5 n/a
1994 287 13.0 22.1 1.4
1995 307 17.7 17.3 1
1996 307 17.7 17.3 1
1997 320 19.7 16.2 1.6
1998 326 16.8 19.4 0.9
1999 302 18.7 16.1 2
2000 282 17.6 16.0 1.8
2001 287 18.0 15.9 4.2
2002 324 19.4 16.7 4
2003 324 19.4 16.7 4
2004 328 n/a n/a n/a
2005 337 19.9 16.9 5.3
2006 324 19.0 17.1 4.3
2007 323 19.4 16.6 4.6
2008 345 18.9 18.3 5.5
2009 333 19.6 17.0 7.5
2010 313 19.4 16.0 5
2011 281 20.2 13.9 9.6
2012 276 18.4 15.0 7.2
2013 271 15.4 17.5 5.5
2014 263 15.4 17.0 4.2
2015 268 19.0 14.1 0
2016 293 19.0 15.4 9.6
2017 318 21.0 15.1 8.8
2018 328 22.0 14.9 9.8
2019 357 24.0 14.8 9.5
2020 379 27.4 13.8 12.1
2021 390 29.7 13.0 17.7

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Birchwood Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1993 237 12.8 18.5 n/a
1994 287 13.0 22.1 1.4
1995 307 17.7 17.3 1
1996 307 17.7 17.3 1
1997 320 19.7 16.2 1.6
1998 326 16.8 19.4 0.9
1999 302 18.7 16.1 2
2000 282 17.6 16.0 1.8
2001 287 18.0 15.9 4.2
2002 324 19.4 16.7 4
2003 324 19.4 16.7 4
2004 328 n/a n/a n/a
2005 337 19.9 16.9 5.3
2006 324 19.0 17.1 4.3
2007 323 19.4 16.6 4.6
2008 345 18.9 18.3 5.5
2009 333 19.6 17.0 7.5
2010 313 19.4 16.0 5
2011 281 20.2 13.9 9.6
2012 276 18.4 15.0 7.2
2013 271 15.4 17.5 5.5
2014 263 15.4 17.0 4.2
2015 268 19.0 14.1 0
2016 293 19.0 15.4 9.6
2017 318 21.0 15.1 8.8
2018 328 22.0 14.9 9.8
2019 357 24.0 14.8 9.5
2020 379 27.4 13.8 12.1
2021 390 29.7 13.0 17.7

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

Birchwood Elementary School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricella
201399.3%0.7%0.0%99.3%99.3%99.3%99.3%99.3%99.3%99.3%
2014100.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
201599.6%0.4%0.0%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%
201699.3%0.7%0.0%99.3%99.3%99.3%99.3%99.3%99.3%99.3%
201798.8%0.9%0.0%99.1%99.1%99.1%99.1%99.1%99.1%98.8%
201898.5%0.6%0.0%99.1%98.8%98.8%98.8%98.8%99.4%98.5%
201996.3%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%98.1%
202098.2%0.0%98.7%99.5%99.5%99.5%98.7%98.9%99.5%

Data source: New York State Department of Health
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Birchwood Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $209 (2.0%) $10,418 (98.0%) $10,627
2020 $12 (0.1%) $10,326 (99.9%) $10,338
2021 $07 (0.1%) $10,087 (99.9%) $10,094

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Birchwood Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 335th of 2413 Elementary schoolsRanks 238th of 2201 Elementary schools
 3.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Birchwood Elementary School)7171.9
 0.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Niskayuna Central School District)7478.3
 4.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (New York)5260.4
 8.4%
3rd Grade Math (Birchwood Elementary School)7271.4
 0.6%
   3rd Grade Math (Niskayuna Central School District)7570.3
 4.7%
   3rd Grade Math (New York)5452.9
 1.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Birchwood Elementary School)7787.3
 10.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Niskayuna Central School District)7274.3
 2.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New York)4861.8
 13.8%
4th Grade Math (Birchwood Elementary School)7381.5
 8.5%
   4th Grade Math (Niskayuna Central School District)6869.9
 1.9%
   4th Grade Math (New York)5047.3
 2.7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Birchwood Elementary School)5670.5
 14.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Niskayuna Central School District)5465.9
 11.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New York)3847.1
 9.1%
5th Grade Math (Birchwood Elementary School)6885.3
 17.3%
   5th Grade Math (Niskayuna Central School District)6569.4
 4.4%
   5th Grade Math (New York)4642.2
 3.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students357390
 9.2%
African American610
 66.7%
American Indian01
Asian8081
 1.3%
Hispanic2020
Pacific Islander00
Two or More Races1818
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients9.5%17.7%
 8.2%




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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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