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East Meadow, NY
Students enrolled: 733

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500 May Lane
East Meadow, NY 11554

(516) 564-6500
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April 08, 2014
The teachers are wonderful, and have shown a genuine interest in my child's progress. However, I have serious reservations about the Principal, for a variety of reasons. Follow through and communication are minimal on his part, and he seems to follow directly along with the Superintendent, who is TERRIBLE.

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June 16, 2011
This school is tops. Very good all around, Simply the best. Very good learning environment. Extremely safe. Creates well rounded students. Truly #1.

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April 24, 2010
This school holds a high standard for academic and personal excellence! They are fair and understanding to all. The staff is wonderful! I am proud to say my children attend Barnum Woods

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September 05, 2009
I love Barnum Woods!!! They have wonderful teachers and a Principal who is dilligent and caring. The children learn in a friendly, fun environment. The PTA is dedicated and involved. I'm looking forward to a wonderful year ahead.

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December 04, 2008
My son attended this school and he couldn't have had a better experience. He excelled and thanks to Barnum, he is extremely prepared for Middle School. My daughter is a 4th grader and loves her teachers, Principal, Vice Principal, etc. She will also be fully ready for Middle School, academicly, mentally and physically.

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August 24, 2008
This is my son's third year and every teacher I got was one better than the next. I love it!!! I was a class parent and I got to see from the inside. They are dedicated, caring teachers. Especially Mrs. Kelleher and Mrs. Pelo.

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August 21, 2008
barnum is a great comunity and takes action and responcibility for the kids and that is what i like to see out of my kids

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April 14, 2008
Barnum Woods is a good school but in order to be more competitive with other schools, they need to start with full day kindergarten because most 5 yr olds are ready for it and it starts them reading and learning more at an earlier age. Parents have to do their share of teaching also at home. en

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July 10, 2006
I am very disappointed with Barnum Woods Zero Tolerance of bullies. They do tolerate it and issues do not get resolved, they are swept under the carpet. We have had great teachers there, don't get me wrong, it's the overall system that is a problem.

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June 13, 2006
Barnum Woods consistently delivers a mediocre education, mainly due to the hiring practices of the teachers. Not to impune the enitre stafee, but over the last 3 decades, the teachers and their abilities have been questionable at best

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August 07, 2005
Barnum Woods is a great school. The only thing I was disaapointed with was the half-day Kindergarten. In addition, music, art and sports were not offered with Kindergarten. Their basic day of learning consisted of about 1 hour (half-day Kindergarten is 2 1/2 hours). Now that my daugher is older, I am happier with the school and their performance. There are many parents involved and there are a number of family oriented activites. Overall, I am happy with Barnum Woods, however, when my son goes to Kindergarten - we will be sending him somewhere else for that year.

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June 22, 2005
Barnum Woods is a quality school with a well rounded program which includes a wealth of academic and cultural activities. We welcomed a new principal this year whom I believe can improve public relations with parents and others in the community. The PTA is active, but many parents don't bother to attend meetings or volunteer. It seems to be run by a small group of mothers.

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Barnum Woods School
500 May Lane, East Meadow, NY  11554
(516) 564-6500
Last modified Barnum Woods School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Barnum Woods School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top