Case Studies of Higher-Performing Elementary Schools

 Researchers visited these schools in 2004-5 to learn more about each -- its curriculum, instruction, and staff -- as well as how it assesses results and rewards achievements. A cross-site analysis identified the specific features that make the difference for the higher performing schools. This information, along with a set of case studies of individual schools, is available below.


Amherst, Smallwood Drive Elementary School

Elmont, Gotham Avenue Elementary School

Lockport, Charles A. Upson Elementary School

Mannsville, Mannsville Manor Elementary School

Mount Vernon, Traphagen Elementary School

Naples, Naples Elementary School

New Rochelle, George M. Davis Jr. Elementary School

Potsdam, Lawrence Avenue Elementary School

Roosevelt, Ulysses Byas Elementary School

Syracuse, Webster Elementary School