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Academy Street Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 436 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted November 15, 2013

Anyone who rated this school with high marks is obviously a teacher in the district. These teachers would be fired if they worked in any other field. Poor attendance, inappropriate conversations (does my kid really need to know your last pregnancy was an accident?), poor work ethic (you can actually work in the month of December...not just show movies), and a principal who backs up the teachers no matter what they do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2013

One of the highest taxes on Long Island - this school is marginal . The focus is on sports and fundraisers. The school abuses the emergency phone system at all hours of the day and night to remind you to buy more garbage from the PTA. The principal, who is highly paid, records messages for the PTA for these phone calls, I would think she would have better things to do then push cookie dough and wrapping paper . But no. When you need her for school related issues, she is never in the building though. It's been a very disappointing experience. Only one decent teacher per grade level ... No discipline , bullying, ... For what we pay here I expected much much more . The parent involvement is ok, but true to form , it's a popularity contest amongst them all. Each having their own reason and interests. Only the parents of the PTA or who head activities get picked " secret ballet " for class parents, and surprise surprise their kids get picked as " student of the month " . Some of those same kids Have been the biggest discipline issues that the school has. So they love to reward bad behavior ... Very sad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2010

Anyone who considers this a great school has low standards. We had no problem with the teacher, who controlled her large class well. Our main issue was with the curriculum. Our daughter was an early reader, but her enthusiasm was quickly replaced by vacuous complacency. Instead of challenging her, we were told our daughter could just 'relax while the other kids catch up'. Here, 'no child left behind' means 'no child gets ahead'. There was too much emphasis on sports teams, and too many extra-curricular & social events that threatened to interfere with family, worship, and other activities unrelated to school. And oh yes, academics. For a school in such a highly-taxed district, there were too many fundraisers. This school needs to examine its priorities, and get back to basics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

Two of my children have graduated from Academy Street Elementary and one remains. I feel that they received an excellent foundation for middle school. Every teacher was invested in my child. Parent communication was excellent and school administration 'top notch'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

They make learning fun.The staff is friendly and welcoming. AND my child loves it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2009

The teaching staff and principal are excellent. Too bad the local parents can't be fired. For some reason, competitveness on the ball field and popularity is considered to be more worthwhile endeavors than charactor or academics. There are too many 'not my child' parents that ruin the cultural climate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

Being a teacher myself, I am thrilled to see how much the faculty of this school cares about every individual child.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 1, 2005

Busing was presented to voters two years ago and loudly defeated on the May ballot. The right solution is getting parents to car pool and more kids (and their parents) to walk to school and home from school -- we wouldn't have the parking or traffic issues. Especially those people live within 2-3 blocks of the school... There's been tremendous improvement in parent-school communication and collaboration in the past two years and some of this year's newest teachers are the best we've ever had in this district. Very likely one of the best elementary schools in NY State thanks to the staff, and parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2005

The overall quality of the academic programs at Academy Street is quite good. They began a new math program called 'Every Day Math' which incorporates real word experiences to enhance a child's understanding of math concepts. My daughter has responded well to this method and math has become 'fun' for her. I would like to see a greater availability of music lessons to younger students, but this is not unique to this school. The overall art and music classes are quite good and I have been impressed with the availibility of extracurricular programs. In particular, the science program availble after school for an addtional fee has been fun, comprehensive and inspiring for my daughter. Regarding the level of parent involvement, again I have been quite pleased to see how many are truly invested in their childrens' education. Overall, a stellar elementary school. (I would like to see busing offered though)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2004

The small town atmosphere provides an intamite and personal experience to each child and their families. All the teachers that my two children had were considerate, involved, and fun. They also uncovered the source of my youngest child's organization probelms. The school is involved in community, and both my children and I enjoyed the experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2004

This school has the potential to be outstanding. The parents and communtiy support the students and are involved. The principal is motivated and enthusiastic and has high expectations of students and staff. If everyone works together, our children can accomplish the goals and expectations set before them. One concern is the student behavior. A more clearly defined discipline policy getting students, parents and staff on board would be great. Stop the turn-a-card method and focus more on character development. Overall quality is good but with strong leadership and an engaged, motivated teaching staff given the resources they need, this school could be great.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
74%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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 31% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
93%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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

All Students37%
Female45%
Male28%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population38%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English37%
Non-migrant37%

Math

All Students46%
Female35%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
Non-migrant46%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students48%
Female48%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%

Math

All Students26%
Female13%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White26%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population27%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English26%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant26%

Science

All Students97%
Female96%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students54%
Female66%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%

Math

All Students45%
Female53%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 48%
Hispanic 2 4% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Black 2 0% 19%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 0%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 5%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 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 61%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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150 Academy St
Bayport, NY 11705
Phone: (631) 472-7850

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