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Waverly Park School

Public | 1-5 | 203 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2012:
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Posted April 29, 2014

Waverly Park Elementary School is a great school. My husband and I are very pleased with the education my daughter is receiving and my daughter loves it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2012

I currently have two children in attendance at Waverly Park School. It s a special place; its size makes it a great environment for children to learn. The teachers and their assistants are able to care for each students needs on a more individual level. I ve read comments about the culture at Waverly being less than appealing; I can say we have not found that to be the case at all. The faculty is terrific, the children are caring and kind, and again because of its size they all know each other. Is it perfect? No, but it shouldn t be. Children should face some challenges both academic and social. Learning from their experiences is paramount to their future success. Waverly Park offers a wealth of resources to help our children and communication between parents and teachers is encouraged if not expected. We as parents can t be bystanders; we have a responsibility to be involved, to talk to our kids, to communicate with their teachers. Bottom line Culture is created not implemented; it s the collective contributions of teachers, staff, parents and our children that make the culture of Waverly Park a wonderful place to learn and grow. I m grateful my children are part of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2012

Waverly Park is a great school. It is a small school which provides the children with a warm and comfortable environment which enables the kids to maximize their learning experience. I have two children in the school and I am very happy with the staff and my children's friends.
—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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
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 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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

36 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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
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

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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 1 91% 48%
Hispanic 1 5% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Black 2 0% 19%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 10%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20%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 86%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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320 Waverly Ave
East Rockaway, NY 11518
Phone: (516) 887-6589

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