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North Side School

Public | K-4 | 596 students

 

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Posted July 15, 2013

This school is absolutely wonderful! I just graduated this year and i have to say, North Side may be the BEST school ALL of you could ever see. The teachers there are so kind and patient with the students. The parents are the people who make up the PTO at North Side and they plan great events for all the students. the district is smaller than others but the teachers, students, principals, VICE principals, and all the other staff and members there are A THOUSAND times better than any schools you can find.


Posted July 9, 2011

The NOrth Side School and the East Williston Union Free School District is a great school district with mostly rich families, that i as a teacher love to work with. All students dress very nicely, all families have nice cars, and the families always vote yes for budget because they're not cheep like other school district parent trying to "save money" and hurt there child's education. I love this school district and look forward to working with rich and excellent students and families!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 24, 2010

North side school is an exceptional school that sets great standards and has about 500 great respectful students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

In response to the April 19th message posted on this site, I'd like to say that you must not be a New York City teacher. Well, I am! This school is as close to perfection I've ever heard about, read about or seen. My son goes to North Side and has special needs. He had loved every day for the past 2 years since he started. My family could not expect any more. Everything and everyone is amazing.


Posted April 19, 2010

Highly over-rated. The school is okay-far from great. A lot of well-to-do families like to and need to think the schoo is great because everybody gets dropped off in a Lexus/Mercedes of BMW. Not a lot of overachievers graduate. NYC public schools are better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2007

I love northside. Its the best school mr.Foster is the best vice principal and mr.Coyne and ms.Kaye are the best teacher love leah kopelman
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 1, 2007

The teachers are wonderful- very dedicated. Th eparents are very involved at north side!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2005

Excellent school. Great teachers and education
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2005

Very Good School. Teacher are great and you will see the difference in your child. I highly recommend this school. Lots of activities for childrens.
—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.

About these ratings

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 31% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
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 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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
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 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 Students55%
Female58%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities9%
General population60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant55%

Math

All Students58%
Female52%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander74%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities18%
General population62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant58%
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 Students64%
Female73%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%

Math

All Students64%
Female67%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%

Science

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities95%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
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

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 2 77% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 18% 9%
Hispanic 1 4% 23%
Black 2 1% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 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 3%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 2%N/A43%
Source: 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 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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110 E Williston Ave
East Williston, NY 11596
Phone: (516) 333-6860

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