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Twin Pines Elementary School

Public | 1-5 | 863 students

 

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Posted May 6, 2009

School is overcrowed and there is not much communication between teachers and parents. Not much emphasis on basic reading and writing skills. My son went through the school k-5 without having any major writing reports, book reports or reading assignments. As a result when I pulled him out of the district and sent him to a private school it was a big adjustment because of the amount of independent reports that had to be done. It was evident that his writing skills were lacking. Brentwood schools disappointed me greatly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2008

I waz a student at twin pines last year.I have been in this school for 5 years.Now im in 6th grade.I remember all of my teachers.Some were strict but they all did it for my own good.This is one of the best schools.So thank you for all the education.Thank you Mr.McCarthy and Mrs.Write
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 5, 2006

I am new to the neighborhood,and find that the school is very attentive to the welfare of the students. It is the first time where I see that a Principal meets the children at the door of their car. The two ladies that are always present in the front of school, assure me that there are vigilant eyes on our precious little ones. Even in the cold weather their smiles shine through. Ms. Azzizzo, has welcomed my child with open arms and constantly shows that she is involved in everything her students do, both in school and at home. I cannot wait to learn more about this school that carries itself professionally and demonstrates care for the children and parents.
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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.

192 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
9%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

202 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
64%
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.

184 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

189 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%
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.

154 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
8%

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

165 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
60%
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

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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
Hispanic 1 84% 23%
Black 2 9% 19%
White 1 6% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 238%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 271%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 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 87%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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  • MR. ROBERT MCCARTHY

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