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Nassakeag Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 629 students

 
 

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Posted September 7, 2010

Whilst my 7 year old is reasonably happy going to this school, I have some serious issues about the quality of the education, the lack of willingness to discuss issues, and the quality of the textbooks being used. First off, is the testing being done - weekly spelling tests. My boy got 105% (yeah this marking system is strange.) for the whole year except for one error which gave him 100%. How is that a test? A test at this age is to inform parents where the child can improve. According to this, my boy is perfect!!! I sat through 30 minutes of hearing that he is where he should be, and when at the end I told his teacher that he is not where he should be, his cousins (educated in the UK) are miles ahead she called security on me!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2010

My 3 children are very happy at Nassakeag. Their teachers do a wonderful job keeping parents involved and aware of what is going on in the classroom. The PTA does a great job of providng fun evening activities like Multicultural Night and Lip Sync Night.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2009

After sending my son to The Laurel Hill School for many years, he started at Nassakeag in the 1st grade and is now in 5th grade. I have found the majority of teachers FANTASTIC. The PTA also raises quite a bit of money and puts it right back into the school and programs which benefit the children. Parents who want to are welcome to be involved in the school. Very friendly school and seems to be safe, as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

The teachers are truly interested in the well-being of the children,no just a job. I had 6 children through the school. I am amazed at the results of their learning.The teachers put in their own extra time if a child needs it. Positive outlooks, with positive results.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2008

Overall my 2 children did get a great education at nassakeag. The report cards for elementary school are terrible. They need to be updated to easily understand how your child is doing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2008

I have been a parent for 7 years and substitue teacher in this district for 2 years. I can honestly say that Nassakeag has a spectacular group of teachers and you feel the unity when you walk in. I have been to all the schools and we rate as the best in my opinion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2005

Good school overall. Teachers are a very mized bunch with some really excellent and some who are well below average. Most parents work hard at getting the best teachers. My biggest complaint are the school report cards which are such a confusing mix of politically correct and new age babble that it requires a special guide and even after reading that - most parents come away wondering how their children are doing. Whatever happened to A, B, C, D & F? Principal got off on wrong foot by sending out letters that sounded like they were discouraging parents from visiting with teachers which struck most of us as a strange and very anti-community/parent involvment step.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2005

I have nothing but positive coments to say about Nassakeag. The education is great and the teachers are fantastic.The principal and vice principal are great also. Very approachable,always willing to help if there was any sort of problem. And also open for new suggestions. Having put 2 children through this school with one being in there now,I've seen alot of changes. Nothing but good changes. Nassakeag keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2004

Very nice school. I feel my chidren are receiving a quality education. I have had some issues with administration.
—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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
88%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
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 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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
76%
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 Students52%
Female60%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Non-migrant52%

Math

All Students51%
Female60%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Non-migrant51%
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 Students46%
Female55%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities8%
General population52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%

Math

All Students72%
Female66%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities31%
General population77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%

Science

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities84%
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 Students40%
Female52%
Male28%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities6%
General population47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%

Math

All Students31%
Female36%
Male25%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White28%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities12%
General population35%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%
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 Students61%
Female62%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities36%
General population64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%

Math

All Students64%
Female60%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities36%
General population67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
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 2 89% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 7% 9%
Hispanic 2 3% 23%
Black 1 1% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 20%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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 65%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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490 Pond Path
East Setauket, NY 11733
Phone: (631) 730-4400

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