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North Coleman Road School

Public | PK, 1-5 | 324 students

 
 

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Posted May 14, 2011

The teachers are very good with the students and plan fun field trips and class activities. The PTA can sometimes get a little crazy with what they do sometimes, but I appreciate their enthusiasm.


Posted October 10, 2010

Every teacher and staff member I've met has been great with my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

Because my grandson goes there and he is doing great.


Posted April 14, 2010

As a former student, this school's special education program gave me the help I needed in the formative years of my academic career, a tradition I know continues today.


Posted October 20, 2009

North Coleman is such a wonderful elementary school. the teachers are caring & they do so much with all the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2009

Wonderful school! The parents are very involved with their children's education and are invited into the school often. We have an incredible PTA that goes above and beyond to enrich their children's elementary school experience. Our new principal is amazing!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 20, 2008

The new Principal is terrible! She is rude to students and to parents. And IS NOT forthcoming. Research the test scores since Mr. Wallace has left. I mean REALLY look into it. Academics (in the District as a whole) are poor. And, they are on a downward spiral. The SAME homework worksheets given in Kindergarten are given to the 1st Graders in this school. While they do put an emphasis on reading there is a definite lack of teaching mathematics and sciences. Special services are not given to students who may be falling behind UNLESS the parent calls and calls and calls. And for Gifted children, there is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2005

My children attend N.C.R and I have onlly good things to say about it. All the teachers and staff that I've been in contact with have done nothing but help my children with any problems they have weather they're emotional, academic, or social. I'm always kept informed of both good and not so good things that are going on with my children and they always work with me in praising or helping my kids in weak areas. Parent involvement seem to be great although I always see the same faces. The kids don't have any after school activities, but there are many activities sponcered by the P.T.A which the teachers and principal seem to be involved in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2005

My children attended this school - I was aghast when they came home and asked me what certain curse words were. I asked them where they got them from and was told they were reading it in a book in school. I asked them to bring the book home and was told it wasn't allowed. I got a copy of the book 'MY Brother Sam Is Dead' (5th grade reading) and sure enough there they were. I went to the Board of Education and read them this book. Instead of removing the book they removed my children from class during the reading of this book. I explained that they have a sign in the lunch room no cursing but they are reading it in class... the principals response: The parents use these words... My response: Well, I don't! Parents you need to be INVOLVED with the teaching of your children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

I have 2 children in this school; 1 in first and 1 in third. I love the school because of the small class sizes and the principal is very in tune with the children. Parents are always welcome and they have a great PTA that provides alot of extras for the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2003

Love the principal! I have never seen a principal care so much for the kids - he knows each and everyone by name! Has an awsome PTA that runs alot of programs for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

Love the principal - wish I had one like him when I went to school. Never saw anyone so involved with the kids and in love with his job. The teachers are great too.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
77%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
82%
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
White 1 81% 48%
Hispanic 2 8% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 6% 9%
Black 1 3% 19%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
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 10%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 224%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 4%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 71%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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197 N Coleman Rd
Centereach, NY 11720
Phone: (631) 285-8660

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