Students enrolled 436
School leader MR. KERRY A. VANN

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150 Academy St
Bayport, NY 11705

(631) 472-7850
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3 stars
Based on 11 ratings

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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
June 09, 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
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
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
no rating September 15, 2009
They make learning fun.The staff is friendly and welcoming. AND my child loves it!

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2009
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- submitted by a student
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
August 05, 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
April 01, 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
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
June 09, 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
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
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Academy Street Elementary School
150 Academy St, Bayport, NY  11705
(631) 472-7850
Last modified Academy Street Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Academy Street Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 12 reviews. Top