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Fifth Avenue Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 466 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted July 15, 2013

Fifth Ave Elementary school is a great school in a great community. the teachers and staff go above and beyond their job scope and make learning and doing well a priority for each student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2013

The school needs a principal that will stand up for himself, his building and his kids!! I get trying to be politically correct but he has no passion for his job!! There is no leadership and basic confusion constantly. Trying to get answers and information is like pulling teeth!! I am tired of hearing- we are green. we eat healthy -we are paperless. Check the website for more information. Blah blah blah. The grounds like like a jungle of weeds and I have to dose my kids with allergy meds just to walk to the front door. It is sad that what is supposed to be a garden memorial for our former great principal is a weed infested mess But yet we have money in reserve yeah! Use some of that money to hire a better prinicipal or an assistant to counteract Mr. Blah. Make sure this one has better public speaking and relations skills!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2013

There is no leadership in this school , teachers don't care what you know , and as far as I see they praise the kids who are not even trying , and kids who do try to learn smth are left behind. And gym teachers are a joke ! Some teachers are so worried about tests that they don't even let children eat their morning snacks! Tell them to put food and water bottles on the floor! Jackets on the floor at music class ! is it that difficult to install hangers? PTA does nothing but raise money , gather together and eat bagels with coffee and praise themselves. There are no speakers in the all purpose room, which is a joke when children try to put a holiday show ! Its humiliating ! Where is the principal?Oh wait, as far as I HAVE SEEN , he can barely deliver a speech at parent - teacher conference ! Why are the children sometimes not allowed to play on the grass ? Blacktop on a nice day ? And there is no supervision while they are at recess! Teacher aids too busy talking and not directing children! Nobody cares about these things , we just pay more and more taxes ! And these parents think this school is a gem ? Its an embarrassment of modern society !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2011

I went to this school back in the 60's - it was a good school then - and I'm wondering how to get records, state test scores and anything important that I may have left behind that would be nice to keep safe.


Posted April 17, 2011

We couidn't be happier with our daughter's kindergarten experience this year. Her teacher is caring, knowledgeable and nurturing. We are thrilled!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2010

Lack of leadership is an understatement. Getting straight answers to serious concerns is exhausting at times. I have been lied to and had things about my child kept from me. There should be more strict rules in place for bullying. Currently, they are teaching anti bullying, but when it actually happens it is a mere slap on the wrist. And so it continues. I find they blame the victim more often than the attacker. Leadership is not there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2009

This school has some very good teachers, but also has a total lack of leadership. The current principal, who may mean well, unfortunately has poor communication and interpersonal skills. If possible, speak to 5th avenue parents and get the real scoop.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2009

I have 2 children, grades K and 2 and I could not be happier. The teachers are excellent and caring. We've had such a good experience here.
—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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
81%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

75 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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
83%
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 2 92% 48%
Hispanic 1 3% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 2% 9%
Two or more races 2 2% 1%
Black 1 1% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 10%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27%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 71%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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1157 5th Ave
East Northport, NY 11731
Phone: (631) 262-6820

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