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Arrowhead Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 707 students

 

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Posted November 14, 2013

I'm sick and tired of people writing reviews based on a single one off experience. As a father of two children in the school district I couldn't be more pleased with what I've seen. All of the teachers have been completely amazing. It has been overwhelming watching the transformation of my "little kids" into intellectual children, often teaching me things with the things they come home with. Having just recently come from another neighboring school district, three village absolutely blows it out of the water, and Arrowhead hasn't disappointed. Even with recent budget cutbacks Arrowhead school offers so many more programs than we ever had available to us at our previous school. (Middle Country) In response to a previous reviewer's comments stating that the administration is unapproachable, I can say that it completely false. I had to deal with an issue earlier this year, that had the potential to be a very big problem, (thankfully it was not) whereby I went up to the school and had the issue remedied within hours and no appointment was made. My family and I couldn't be happier than we are here at Arrowhead.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

The three village school district for some reason has a reputation of being the BEST. please do not be fooled by all the hype. This district and in fact Arrowhead elementary is by far the best. If your child is not GIFTED or has special needs be prepared for you child to be lost in the main stream. The class sizes are often out of ratio, and when addressed the administrations answer is "WE have the best teachers and they know how to handle every situation. Unfortunately our children are the ones that suffer. The Administration is unapproachable when you have a concern regarding your problems and are very quick to pre judge without knowing all the facts. for they sake of our children and their future please do yourself a favor and do all your fact finding and look past the smoke screen the school try's to dazzle you with. take a true part in your child's development because this schools leaves some of the best and the brightest behind... a frustrated and concerned parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2012

Love this school! My son's kindergarten year was terrific! Since the school has such a large number of children, it's natural that not everyone is going to have a 100% positive experience, but we certainly have. I was saddened to read some of the comments about the "challenged" children receiving the most attention. They absolutely do receive more individualized attention, simply because they need it. It doesn't mean that the rest of the children suffer, their needs are also met. I'm a regular education teacher in another district, and a proud mom of a special needs child as WELL as a typically developing child in 3V. Count your blessings if your child doesn't require intensive intervention. This is a great district and we're lucky to be able to send our children to these schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2012

Love this school! I have 2 children enrolled there. Fantastic teachers! Best in the district!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2007

I am very happy with the teachers and faculty at arrowhead. My son is very happy there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2007

I strongly disagree with the last entry. We did ask for extra help for our child, who was struggling in math. We were told she didn't 'qualify' because she passed her state tests, and if we wanted we could hire a tutor ourselves. Meanwhile, she was getting 60's and 70's on her classrooms exams. I also agree if your child is average, forget it. This school caters to the gifted, and extremely challenged. Everyone else is treated as a whole, and it's sink or swim on your own. I am considering moving to another smaller district where they do help when asked. Also, administration needs to wake up. Our taxes keep going up each year, and we are offered less. What's the deal?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2007

I think this is a great school, administration and staff make you feel very welcome, and parent involvement is high. this is like going to a small town school where everyone knows everybody. I don't think that if you are average you are put aside to just be average. I do think that, if you are involved in your childs academic career, the sky would be the limit with the resources you have there. I don't think in my experience I ever heard the word 'NO' when asking for extra help, or asking for my children to be challenged. it's like they say.....'all you have to do is ask'!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2006

Although this is a large elementary school, the class sizes remain small and the principal is very involved with all her students. It has a small school feel. There are plenty of extra curricular activities which I feel are so important. It also has a fanastic music dept. that you would never believe 4th graders could play in an orchestra and sound amazing. Overall I am enjoying my time at Arrowhead, my DD is a graduate, now in the JrHigh and my son is in the kindergarten, which is a new beautiful wing. Parental involvement remains strong, there are always more than enough parents willing to help with classes and trips. We feel very welcome in the school and the PTA makes a big difference in the quality of programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2006

Both my children attended this elementary school. I feel the school and teachers handled the children as a whole instead of what each individual child was capable of learning. If your child was an average student they were forgotten. If your child was academically challenged then they received most of the attention. The academics I believe was a little behind, I don't think the teachers were preparing the students as well as could be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2005

The school has a wonderful policy allowing parents to remain active in their child's classroom. They also have an excellent music program available. However, the beginning grades, K-2, the curriculum is behind many of the other area schools. My child felt uncomfortable around other children his own age who are much more exposed to reading and writing in the classroom than he has had. The teachers are satisfactory.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2004

The school administration needs to focus more on the accountability of it's teachers rather than the accountability of its students and their parents. Whoever it was that wrote the first review on the page must either work in the building or have rose colored glasses on. There are 3 PE teachers in the building, so it would be intersting to know who they are speaking of. As for the extra curricular activities, there are very few and are lacking at best. This school can certainly use an administrator with more life experience as a parent and teacher than the one it now has in place at present. There is not much parent involvement encouraged at all. Lastly the cleanliness of the building leaves alot to be desired.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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 31% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
60%
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 2012-2013 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. 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 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
91%
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 2012-2013 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. 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 31% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
71%
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 2012-2013 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. 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 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%
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 2012-2013 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. 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

All Students48%
Female53%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities20%
General population52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Non-migrant48%

Math

All Students54%
Female54%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities20%
General population60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant54%
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students40%
Female47%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White35%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities6%
General population49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%

Math

All Students52%
Female48%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities11%
General population62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%

Science

All Students98%
Female100%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities89%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students29%
Female32%
Male25%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White30%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities8%
General population32%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%

Math

All Students23%
Female16%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White26%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities0%
General population25%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English23%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant23%
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students40%
Female44%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander59%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities0%
General population52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%

Math

All Students53%
Female46%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander84%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities4%
General population69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 83% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 10% 9%
Hispanic 2 4% 23%
Black 1 2% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 20%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 210%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 57%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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62 Arrowhead Ln
East Setauket, NY 11733
Phone: (631) 730-4100

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