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Centre Avenue Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 359 students

 

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Posted July 9, 2014

Centre Avenue Elementary School is an excellent example of why small schools and small class sizes work for our youngest students. Students at Centre benefit from small group instruction and one-to-one instruction every day. Teachers, TAs, Administrators know my children well; they know their strengths, they know where additional support is needed, and they are able to plan with my children's best interests in mind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2014

This school has brought back the confidenece in my kids. We just moved mid year and I thought the transition would be difficult, but on the contrary, this school was very welcoming and accomodating to my kid's needs. My oldest has improved in her self steem and grades...I am very pleased with their teachers and how they have showed how they care for each child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2012

On the review of the best education at centre ave. school is untrue to write. Yes this is a small passionate community with good hard working honest people in it but when half a grade fails state test 2 years in a row it is clear education is not priority in this school budget is. How injust to let these students fail 2 years in a row and NOTHING IS BEING DONE TO HELP THESE KIDS OUR FUTURE. This is the last year my children will attend Centre Avenue School. The community has come together after this devastating storm but 50 kids in a classroom is illegal and a major fire hazard. I pray to God there is not a fire Again please remove this school from great schools.com . There is a grade failing year after year and this would not happen in a great school


Posted February 16, 2012

When a 4th grade teacher gives 2 mathamatical questions that 3 after school mothers at the after school program cannot answer there is a problem. I think that 4th grade should not be getting so much homework in one day espically when they need to be studying for outrageous history and science tests. My child studied with me on several occassions every single paragraph she knew. Why did the teacher go and ask the trickiest questions that I could not evenanswer. It is right it isn't fair. and it is inhumane. I doubut my child will be at this school next year. The Principalis a nice guy...but known as a "Push over". Im the "b" parent the one one who is around on weekends. But this doesn'tmean I am 100% involved in evrything my child does in and out of school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 32% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
70%
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

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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 30% in 2014.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
73%
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 29% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
75%
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 69% 48%
Hispanic 2 21% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 4% 9%
Two or more races 2 4% 1%
Black 1 3% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 13%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 126%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 4%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 54%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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  • MR. TIMOTHY SILK

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55 Centre Ave
East Rockaway, NY 11518
Phone: (516) 887-8300

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