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Washington Drive Primary School

Public | K-2 | 663 students


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Posted January 23, 2010

This school is the 'Rolls royce' of public elementary schools. Enthusiastic, knowledgable, and people oriented teachers combined with a newer very nicely equipped building make for an amazing experience for youngsters.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 3, 2009

Means alot historically to the neighborhood. Many of the locals have had children and themselves attend. Many scouting events and concerts took place. Excellent physicaly environment for the children since re-constructed.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 31, 2009

The 'Disappointed!' parent's review is at best unreasonable. The school district and community are superior as evidenced by the standardized test scores, graduates going on to 4 year colleges and the level of parent involvement in school related and extracurricular activities (e.g. sports, scouting, music etc.). Kindergarten is 1/2 day, yet there are many programs available throughout the community available for Kindergarteners attending AM or PM class. Stating that 'private tutors' are the reason for the school rank and high test scores is an insult to one's intelligence. Its involved Parents and Faculty that educate superior students. If you can't or won't commit the time to become involved with your child's education, you won't be happy with any school district. Also, NOW is a great time to invest in local real estate.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 31, 2009

This is a great school, hands down. Caring teachers and administration, beautiful faciity, great community spirit and values.
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Posted May 20, 2008

Disappointed! This school ranks high but what the scores don't tell you is that many students have private tutors. . . of course the test results will be better. The school starts late - 9:30am and the district before/after school is extremely limited. There simply aren't enough slots to fill the demand -- sadly, the feeling is that it is the 'parents problem' and that they need to make private arrangements for before AND after school care. It is almost impossible for both parents to work. The kindergarden prgram is a half day and not great. We spent money on a private 'kindergarden enrichment program' and our son learned more there! The private program absolutely outshined the school program. I would look at other (better) options before buying a house in this district. . . Northport, Elwood, Commack. Don't be fooled by the great ratings. . .
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 10, 2008

Fabulous school with a strong sense of community. They have amazing teachers who truly care about your child and his or her education needs.
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 1 75% 48%
Hispanic 1 9% 23%
Black 2 6% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 5% 9%
Two or more races 2 5% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 13%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 110%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 2%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 65%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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95 Washington Dr
Centerport, NY 11721
Phone: (631) 754-5592


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