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Sylvan Avenue Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 408 students

 

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Posted August 15, 2009

Teachers are excellent!!! Principal is great. I have 2 children. One of them still attends this school, the other has moved on to middle school. My older child was not the strongest student but the teachers at Sylvan were very helpful and always gave her the confidence she needed to excel. By the end of 5th grade, she was doing extremely well - and is now an honor roll student in middle school. I really believe that the foundation and confidence she got in Sylvan has helped her to become the excellent student that she is now. Also, we have a great group of parents on the PTA and do everything they can to help make this school the best it can be!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2007

Dedicated, competent teachers, strong curriculum, high standards and expectations for students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2004

If you don't want your child to be a cookie cutter kid , and you want him/her, to maintain their individuality then don't send them to this school. This is certainly not a pro parent school, and you will find yourself in an adverseral relationship with the administration of this school, without ever wanting to be in that position
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2003

this was a great school! 6 terrific years! with the best teachers any one could ever have! To all the teachers! you all were the greatest and still are! i miss all of you! well i have to go! hope to visit soon!
—Submitted by a former student


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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 32% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
72%
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for 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 33% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for 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 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
79%
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for 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

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 1 87% 48%
Hispanic 1 7% 23%
Black 2 3% 19%
Two or more races 2 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 21%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 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 69%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. ALANE DUGAN

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600 Sylvan Ave
Bayport, NY 11705
Phone: (631) 472-7840

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