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Paumanok Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 665 students

 

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Posted March 24, 2014

As a new parent, I feel the school does not do enough to socialize new students. The PTA will quickly take you monies on the first day, however all the meetings are held during business hours when parents are unavailable to attend. It is not very accommodating for working parents. Lots of classroom bullying and insensitiviy, especially with now students. There are far too many VIPs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2014

My school does embrace children with individual learning needs to some extent, but I think they can do more. My son has both Dyslexia and ADHD. When I suspected that he has Dyslexia in Kindergarten and told his teacher and the school psychologist, they just told me to wait. When my son still wasn't reading in first grade, they finally gave him some tests. They recognized that he had reading problems but refused to acknowledge that it was Dyslexia. They said that it was an outdated term. They gave him 4 hrs resource room and reading support but not the Orton Gillingham based kind that he really needed. I bought the Barton Reading system myself and started teaching him at the end of first grade. Three months later, he started reading. With regards to ADHD, the school does provide accomodations. His teacher also implemented a rewards system for him whic helped somewhat. But the school was pushing to medicate him, which we didn't want to do. They didn't have any other recommendations other than to mediacte him. We're currently using an exercise system called the Learning Breakthrough which will hopefully help him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2013

THIS SCHOOL IS OKAY . SEEM TO BE A LACK OF COMMUNICATION WITH PARENTS . A MILLION AND ONE PTA SHEETS WEEKLY . IF YOUR NOT PART OF THE PTA YOU CAN FORGET IT YOU'LL BE LOST STRAIGHT OUT THE LOOP TREATED LIKE AND OUTSIDER ...MRS.KENDRA COOPER TAKING YOU OR YOUR KID SIDE THAT GOES FOR MR. B THATS A JOKE! SO FAR TEACHERS ARE GREAT REST OF THE STAFF DOESNT SEEM TO PAY TOO MUCH ATTENTION TO THE KIDS I HAD A FEW INCIDENTS HAPPEN AND THIS WAS MY CHILDREN 1ST YEAR IN THE SCHOOL . I AM A PARENT WHO MOVED TO THIS AREA FOR THE SCHOOLS . BUT STAFF ACTIONS ARE MAKING ME WONDER IF I MADE THE RIGHT MOVE .BY FAR IM NOT IMPRESSED BY THIS SCHOOL .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2010

Awesome teachers,paras, administratos, specialty teachers! Great PTA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2008

I believe Paumanok is an awesome school! The Principal sets the wonderful tone of the building-which is warm and inviting. My children have some unbelievable teachers who are both caring and nurturing, and who take the time to make sure my child is learning. I am so glad my children will have such a strong educational foundation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

Very cliquey and their isn't nearly enough communication with parents unless they are wanting money for the PTA. I'm disappointed with their lack of making new parents/students feel welcome. We loved our teacher last year. This year we are waiting to see how it goes but so far so good. I have to say only a 3 because I feel like I know so little about the school and what it offers because of the lack of involvement and info being given out. New playground is a huge plus!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2008

The school targets children and uses suspensions as a means to an end. As working parents this does not help in school behavioral issues especially at the elementary level. There also seems to be lack of supervision for these young children and I agree there is not enough communication about classroom/school activities and the parents unless you can by part of the Click.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2008

The equipment and facilities are old and run-down, esp. the outdoor play area, although to the school's credit they are addressing that w/the PTA's help. We've had one inexperienced and not great teacher, and one fantastic teacher so far. Parent communications need improvement - we get tons of sheets about PTA fundraisers, but no info about class activities like field trips or other events. Classroom participation is reserved to those who are 'in' - the school is very clique-y (esp. the PTA). On the plus side, the extra help programs for kids who need it are excellent. My child likes the school, but we all miss the outstanding programs from his former school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2006

A wonderful school: caring teachers, great principal, involved parents, interesting curriculum. A great elementary school in a great school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2006

Great school, for the most part nice teachers wonderful principal -- great environment for a child.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 27, 2004

My song goes to Paumanok. The school is great. The curriculum is challenging and staff provides personalized support to kids and parents. The school is very safe and has excellent esthetics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2004

This school is excellent, it is rated the best K-5 school in the district and it earns that rating. The principal gives great leadership and I am glad all 3 of my children will be attending this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 31% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
84%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
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 2012-2013 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. 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 31% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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

All Students53%
Female60%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities16%
General population64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Non-migrant53%

Math

All Students50%
Female56%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander60%
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities16%
General population59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Non-migrant50%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students71%
Female72%
Male70%
African American33%
Asian/Pacific Islander79%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%

Math

All Students78%
Female76%
Male81%
African American66%
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%

Science

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
African American100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students45%
Female54%
Male39%
African American9%
Asian/Pacific Islander55%
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities10%
General population54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%

Math

All Students46%
Female44%
Male48%
African American18%
Asian/Pacific Islander61%
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities10%
General population56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 56% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 17% 9%
Black 2 13% 19%
Hispanic 2 9% 23%
Two or more races 1 4% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 3%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 211%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 87%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. KENDRA COOPER

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1 Seaman Neck Rd
Dix Hills, NY 11746
Phone: (631) 592-3650

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