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Sawmill Intermediate School

Public | 3-5 | 751 students

 

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Posted July 8, 2014

My daughter has allergies, although the rules were a bit 'too much', at the end of the day they truly were putting my daughter as a priority. She has excelled in her subjects, particularly math. She has enjoyed her music classes and has even advanced to SCMEA & NYSSMA. I have no regrets moving here based on the school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

Sawmill has a great involved and supportive staff and offers wonderful learning opportunities to the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

Because my daughter received a fantastic experience and now my twin boys are receiving the same one! Most careing teachers in the world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Sawmill promotes the talents and abilities of each child as an individual. We have some of the most dedicated and talented teachers and administrators for whom education is a calling. Together teachers and parents are passionate about creating strong character and providing a broad curriculum to expand the horizons of our children. Sawmill provides an exciting and nurturing learning experience that fosters a love of learning, respect for others, the motivation and confidence to take risks, and a drive to become a solid, contributing member of the world community. We love our schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

I love Sawmill Intermediate school because it is like an extended family.
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Posted September 17, 2009

The teachers at Sawmill have got to be the most caring teachers there are. My children thrive in this school because they are so nurturing. We are grateful for all they do.
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Posted September 16, 2009

Our school rocks because we have the best students, teachers and PTA parents around. Not to mention we also are a 'green' school. We have cut back on all paper correspondence and use our website to get to lastest up to date info about our school. Our school cares about our planet and teachers our children how we can all make a difference
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

I give Sawmill Intermediate School Five gold stars. Each child is given the opportunity to learn and express themselves as individuals. The environment set up at Sawmill School makes learning exciting and fun for everyone.
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Posted August 20, 2008

My son attends Sawmill and I was impressed at how much attention (academically) he received from his teachers. They consider the needs of each student. Those with grades in the high 80s were given extra help so that they can be in the 90s range. The teachers see the potential and help the children accordingly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2006

We recently moved here last year from another school and my daughters grades have went up a tremendous amount hare attitude towards school is so much better i absolutley love this school and honestly think it is the best school in suffolk and nassau and i commend the teachers and principal for doing an outstanding job thank you so much for getting my daughter on the right path to a great education
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2006

this school is the best school in Suffolk I would recommend the school to the children who have trouble in any area.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

183 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

180 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
78%
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.

222 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

219 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%
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.

224 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

211 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
78%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 1 85% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 7% 9%
Hispanic 2 5% 23%
Black 1 1% 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 20%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 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 67%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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  • MS. MICHELLE TANCREDI

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Commack, NY 11725
Phone: (631) 858-3655

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