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235 Belmont Boulevard
Elmont, NY 11003

(516) 326-5570
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March 22, 2015
I'm very pleased with this school, teachers are nice and always concern on the students the nurses are wonderful. The people at the office really need to be trained on being more polite and helpful they are ALL I mean ALL very rude, they make you feel like you are bothering them and you shouldn't call or bother them with questions of any type....I wish they can be more respectful.

- submitted by a parent

August 01, 2013
Clara is a great school my kids go there and I feel that it is safe. I also know that all the teachers work really hard and love what they do. I will like to thank Mrs. Calciano for her hard work, time, patiens and comprehension given to my 4th grade daughter. A special thanks to Mrs. Cockren another great teacher at Clara C.

- submitted by a parent

November 21, 2012
our school needs a better lunch menu and stop having pizza every wendes day it should be healthy but taste good at the same time

- submitted by a parent

May 11, 2011
In 1969, it was my first teaching job and I loved it! Dennis Lawlor was a great principal! Susan Avnet Gill

- submitted by a teacher

August 05, 2010
I graduated from this school and so did my first born child. Now I'm pleased to have the rest of my children in this amazing school. Friendly staff, fun learning, and priceless memories.

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February 24, 2010
The school is one of the best schools around, with improved student achievement across all grades. The Principal is a no nonsense Principal. His expectations for the children and teachers is high. The discipline has imporved 1000 % since his arrival and he refuses to let any child disrupt the learning. PARENTS WAKE UP!!!! Help your children and help those teachers. They can't do it alone. STOP blaming the school. It's all there for you....help your child...no excuses

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no rating
January 14, 2010
Excellent school and teachers. I was a bit scared to send her to public school since she has always gone to private school from the beginning. But now i am just as happy sending her here.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
December 08, 2009
There is a marked improvement since the new principal Mr. Rosner took over. However there is much that needs to be done that will have a direct impact on the students day to day lives. The cafeteria is outdated and the bathrooms need to be update with new faucets. PTA is missing the TEACHERS hence the acronym PTA. I have attended many events and have never seen a teacher present. The school grounds where the students spend their time during recess is poorly equipped with for any kind of recess. There needs to be consistent performance across the board but more importantly they should be held accountable instead they shortcomings explained away with excuses by Mr. Rosner. If we are going to have to pay more taxes every year to improve the teaching quality for our kids then THE TEACHERS MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE! I am a fed up parent!

- submitted by a parent

October 07, 2009
This is my fourth year in the school and district. There has definitely been improvement in a number of areas e.g. grades, student behavior, academic environment and teachers. The principal Mr. Rosner has lifted the bar at C.H.C. However, there is a lack of parent involvement. Parents need to join the PTA and get involve. The principal and teachers cannot do it by themselves.

- submitted by a parent

October 03, 2009
From the strongest overachiever to the neediest special needs child, there is truly 'no child left behind' at Clara H. Carlson. The children are always very well prepared for the New York State tests and always do extremely well. In spite of this attention to accademics, the arts are never brushed aside. Clara H. Carlson has outstanding music, art, physical education, library and computor programs as well as an assortment of after school activities. The Principal, Kenneth Rosner, maintains a loving, nurturing environment throughout the building and it is a true pleasure to come in every day.

- submitted by a teacher

June 27, 2009
the school is great. as a former student i have had a great experience there. the teachers are the best and the school is very involved with the students. there is so much i have to say i cant fit it in this space. i highly recommend this school. there are issues but they are always resolved. mr. rosner is a very caring, responsible principal. he is very involved and cares about every student and he has relationships with them. he accepts those for who they are. he even cried at the 6th grade graduation.

- submitted by a parent

October 08, 2008
This school is great! Over the last two years test scores has elevated as a result of the new principal and his implementation of new new strategies e.g., hiring responsible teachers and other changes in the class room and school. Accelerated programs should be implemented for students who perform well above their grade level.

- submitted by a parent

October 03, 2008
I like this school alot both my kids go there . The Principal is great he keeps us involved and informed with everything that goes on in school and keeps it safe inside and outside of the school .This school has alot of nice events and parents get to be involved and apart of the experience . The teachers are great too .

- submitted by a parent
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August 08, 2008
this is a great school and the principal is now 3 years of age as a principal in that school teachers work with the students well and they are very caring especially scince ms z. died

- submitted by a student

January 04, 2008
The principal is fairly new. The teachers need to learn how to work with students who are on different levels of the academic scale.

- submitted by a parent

January 28, 2006
Teachers are highly over paid, Building and grounds are in poor condition.

- submitted by a teacher
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Clara H Carlson School
235 Belmont Boulevard, Elmont, NY  11003
(516) 326-5570
Last modified Clara H Carlson School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Clara H Carlson School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top