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Ralph Reed School

Public | 7-8 | 909 students

 

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Posted May 15, 2009

This is my child's first year and we loved the black history program involving the students in a play.The sports programs are also great for a beginner in sports. The coach (mr. Stietzle) was excellent with the students. Mrs. Moore(ela) is also an excellent teacher. The principal mr. Brown gives it his all and should be commended. Stay involved with your child and this school will be o.K. For them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2008

I think that the Reed school has made a marked improvement in the past 2 school years (2006-2007 aand 2007-2008). The teachers and administrators are working together to give the school a uniform code of conduct. Test scores are on an upward trend and a spirit of calm, purposeful, cooperative learning is evident throughtout the building.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 1, 2005

This school is absolutely great. A lot of after school activities. Activities like Drama Club, Sports, Computer Club and many more. The teachers are extremely helpful to all individuals.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 8, 2005

Central Islip's only problem is that the faculty (teachers & administration) are unable to find a way to work together in relative harmony. Since these two groups haven't been able to find a compromise, the students pay for the lack of cooperative education they should be able to receive. There is no uniform code of conduct and all hallway rules are assumed. Without any type of hallway structure, or any type of gang education for the teachers, students are free to throw up gang signs of any gang they hear in a rap song. When the teachers AND admin. get on the same page, then things might get better in the district.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 31, 2005

I have had nothing but below average experiences with this school. Principals do not return phone calls, do not follow through with promises due to 'oversights'. The teacher's seem to spend more time on disability than in the classrooms, therefore, allowing for one substitute teacher after the other. The classes are overcrowded and teachers don't seem to really want to get involved with the children. It seems that certain teacher's would appreciate more medicated kids, so they can stay focused and quiet, than normal adolescents with intuitive and curious minds that wander from time to time. Is it just me?
—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.

Grade level

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

437 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
19%
Math

The state average for Math was 28% in 2013.

454 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
27%
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. 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 34% in 2013.

452 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
19%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

462 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
26%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2011.

427 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
48%
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. 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 2011-2012 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 63% 23%
Black 28% 19%
Asian 4% 9%
White 4% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 18%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80%N/A43%
Source: 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 77%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. BRETT MACMONIGLE

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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200 Half Mile Rd
Central Islip, NY 11722
Phone: (631) 348-5065

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