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Signal Hill Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 595 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2012:
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Posted November 8, 2013

My son graduated from Signal Hill and is currently in HHH HS East and my daughter is now in kindergarten at Signal Hill. It feels as though I never left. The staff is wonderful, the pta keep parents informed and as many children that have come and gone and they always remember a face. I'm proud to have my daughter at Signal Hill. Signal Hill is an extension of our family
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2013

I graduated from Signal Hill in 1998. Fifteen years later, I am now an elementary teacher and all I do is think back to those wonderful years in Signal Hill. Being a student at that school was such a fantastic experience - from the teachers to the programs, everything was wonderful!!


Posted April 12, 2010

We will be moving to Connecticut and finding a school to replace Signal Hill is a challenge. The combination of the great teachers, excellent test scores (having the bus stop in your driveway to drop/pick up your children) is something we will miss dearly. You can tell that there isn't a school like Signal Hill and my children are proud to be Eagles of Signal Hill!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2007

To really see how special this school is... see what happens on dismissal the last day of school!!! The entire staff from office staff to principal is outside goodbye for summer vacation and all the buses are honking their horns. What a send off... you can just feel all the love from the staff. Very fortunate children attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

The school is set in the heart of Dix Hills. It seems to be a nicely diverse group of children and parents. The PTA also seems to be diverse. Which is not seen in some of the other elementary schools in the area.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 7, 2006

Signal Hill SChool has excellent teachers who seem to really care about the students. The principal is involved and accessible to parents. Therre are blended classes that have excellent teachers who work very hard to get the children to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

Signal Hill is a First Class educational institution! Test scores speak for themselves in the academics and extra-curricular activities are varied and well organized. Parent involvement is unparalleled! Faculty and staff are consumate professionals, very well educated and shows genuine interest in, and strives for the success of each and every child.I wish my kids could stay at Signal Hill for their entire school career!
—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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
87%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

85 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
89%
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

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 67% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 12% 9%
Hispanic 2 10% 23%
Black 1 6% 19%
Two or more races 2 5% 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 12%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 210%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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 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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670 Caledonia Rd
Dix Hills, NY 11746
Phone: (631) 592-3700

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