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Cottage Lane Elementary School

Public | 4-5 | 519 students

 

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Posted January 28, 2012

I have read the 1 star review and am sorry that person had such a bad experience. I have 1 child who went there and another who is there now and the school is fantastic. My oldest saw bullying that was stopped where it started. From lunch workers to the principal a focused no bully policy is in effect. In every profession there are persons who could be doing better and do not speak to people appropriately. I hope the ones 1 star experienced have learned what is right in handling children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2011

Looking forward to Cottage Lane and love South Orangetown School District as a whole. TZE (grades 3 and 4) was a wonderful school and for parents reading Cottage Lane is the next school (4th and 5th graders).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2011

i would never send anyone to go to this school after my expierience going there from 2004-2006, the teachers here are very mean and don't do there job right, when i came here i was bullied alot, basically every day, the teachers didn't care and didn't do anything about it, my parents were constantly calling this school for them to do something about it but it didnt help at all, also one of my teachers made me stand up the whole time in class because apparently i wasnt paying attention, my parents complained and the teacher got in big trouble for it, when my sister came here in one of the new bathrooms they didnt have any soap containers in the bathrooms which is a big health violation, my sister got really sick a couple days after the first day of school most likely because there was no soap containers to wash her hands and germs were spreading everywhere, my parents called and complained and they didnt care, but then they finally put them in about a month later, terrible school


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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 30% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

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.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%
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 Students46%
Female57%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander56%
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities6%
General population52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%

Math

All Students58%
Female59%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander61%
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities27%
General population63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%

Science

All Students98%
Female96%
Male99%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities91%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
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 Students49%
Female53%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities14%
General population53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%

Math

All Students46%
Female42%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander56%
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities11%
General population50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
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

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 78% 48%
Hispanic 1 10% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 9% 9%
Black 2 2% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 11%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

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

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 50%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. KAREN RAMIREZ

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120 Cottage Ln
Blauvelt, NY 10913
Phone: (845) 680-1503

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