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Burr Intermediate School

Public | 3-5 | 905 students

 
 

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Posted October 4, 2009

Burr is a wonderful school, in a wonderful district that not only teaches our children academics, but also a sense of community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

I am the mother of 3 grown children & grandmother of 7 - ages 6 to23 years. I have been a PTA President in another school district & a child advocate for many years. The Commack School District & Burr Intermediate school, in particular, are outstanding! The staff is dedicated to the individual learning style of each student. They work as a team to identify each student's weaknesses & strengths. They create an atmosphere conducive to learning and use their Inclusion classes and Resource Room to help students that require a more intense type of one on one learning situation. NO child gets lost in the shuffle, so to speak. My grandson has ADHD & is extreme intelligent. They have nurtured his self confidence & provided him with the atmosphere that he, personally, needs to achieve his personal best. Administration & Staff work together in the best interest of each individual child!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

Burr has great teachers, administrators, students, and active parents. We all work together to make this a great place for the students to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2008

Burr is an excellent school. The staff is very dedicated and the principal is great. There are many opportunites within the classroom for differentiated learning as well as a gifted program. Many extracurricular activies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2007

Good School but can be too demanding on the students. Individual Science Fair Projects are required but should be done in school and not at home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2007

I am a fifth grade student in Mr. Minott's class. I am in 2 enrichment programs. One is the Stock Market Club, and the other is Challenge and Discovery, in which we work on some very interesting projects, and I love it!! I was in a third, called Continental Math. Burr is one of many participating in this. In it, we do harder math, and every month, we take a test, and Burr is tied for first in the country for high scores on the test, and has been for several years. Mr. Minott is the best! The chorus in Burr is great! I don't know how good the physical education program is compared to the rest the the state, but i like it.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 29, 2006

Excellent and talented staff. Varied extracurriculars available. Many opportunities for parent envolvement.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 2, 2005

Burr is an excellent school with dedicated teachers. They work hard every day to make sure our kids have a positive experience. The students are more than prepared to take the state exams!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2005

Academic programs and resources available are excellent. However, the district is so large there should be more than two schools on the intermediate grade level, and more than one school on the middle school level. The chances of making a friend and having that child ever be in the same class with you again are slim.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2005

Excellent school. Very happy with the district
—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.

242 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

241 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
58%

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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 33% in 2014.

257 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

252 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%
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.

262 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

254 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
85%
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 87% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 8% 9%
Hispanic 2 4% 23%
Two or more races 1 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Black 1 0% 19%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 21%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 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 90%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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Burr Rd
Commack, NY 11725
Phone: (631) 858-3636

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