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Southwest Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 1172 students

 

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Posted January 26, 2007

My daughter is thriving at Southwest. This is an excellent school in a district that gets a bad rep. Southwest is a racially diverse school, which teaches the children early how to deal with differences in backgrounds and upbringings. Southwest is a melting pot, and her years here have been very rewarding. Thanks to all the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2007

I am so happy with my decision to put my second child into Southwest Elementary. The teachers are exceptional and the staff as well. I have an older child who attended private school and regret not giving this school a chance. I look forward to my child's future at Southwest, as does she.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2006

Southwest Elementary School in Bayshore is home to my Kindergartener. I find it a good environment for my son. The class size is 15 and the teacher is knowleageable of the activities it takes to interest the students. Children wear uniforms to school, which gives them a sense of uniformity and everyone seems to be involved in school activities. Music, art, and social studies are also covered, remember this is only kindergarten and script is already introduced as a major writing skill. Physical education is by far my son's favorite subject -- because he can play and pretend with his friends like he did in the carefreee days of pre-school. all in all -- Southwest is an 8 on my scale of 1-10.
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Posted June 20, 2003

My child attends Southwest Elementary School. I am very pleased with what my child has accomplished at this school. Although he has many more gains to accomplish, and if any school can help him do it, it will be South West Elementary School. So far, the teachers he has worked with are excellent. They are compasionate and understanding. In ten months I have seen tremendous gains in my child's academic and social skills. The special education staff deserves a metal. I only hope that my child continues to have the same type of teachers that he had during the 2002-2003 school year. I look foward to working with you during the 2003-2004 school year. Keep up the good work.


Posted June 18, 2003

My child goes to Southwest,I am pleased with whahe has learned.The staff is super.I just the school had more afterschool sports,not that you have to have your child join football,baseball and other sports threw the town.


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
50%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2011.

153 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
54%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 68% 23%
Black 14% 19%
White 14% 48%
Asian 4% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 35%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 88%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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  • MS. MARILYN ITUARTE

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1095 Joselsen Ave
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