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John Lewis Childs School

Public | PK-6 & ungraded | 610 students

 

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Posted October 4, 2013

This school is a disappointed for our family on multiple levels. The school needs improvement from academics to the administration. Anyone considering this school should review the 2013 assessment test results before making a decision.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2013

Overall, this is a school and district that care about students and the involvement of parents. The school has a tradition of excellent education and I believe the Board and Administration (Principal) are committed to achievement. That said, there is a total lack of focus on Science and it is extremely disturbing. All trends in the global and US economy point to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) being essential for future careers. Although my review states 4/5 stars for Teacher Quality and Principal Leadership, the School and District get ONE STAR for not aggressively addressing the Science issue. Many parents are very involved and are wonderful people who are invested in their child/children and they pitch in, give their time, energy and money and do a great job. The PTA is active and meets social needs and class projects but there is a greater need for an academic focus. Again, parents and the PTA could cause the focus change to more STEM courses and activities. Because of the lack of Science (STEM) and the super focus on the Common Core, the school is Average 3/5 stars.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2013

Very very pleased with what my daughter learned in First Grade. It seems all of the first grade teachers are excellnt and I've heard similar things about the second grade teachers. I am concerned about 4th and 5th grade as per the comments below.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2013

TERRIBLE for science and writing. Admin doesn't help. Concerns fall on deaf ears. Go to private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2013

UGH!!! Dont get the man teachers in 4th or 5th grade! If my now 2nd grader gets either either one, Im OUT! Don't get me wrong, there are some good teachers there, but there are some DUDS (a kind term compared to what I'd like to say), who will make your kid feel TERRIBLE about him or herself and others (esp 4th grade) who will just WASTE their time (esp 5th grade). If your kid loves singing they might hate it after the general music teacher gets through with them. The administration doesn't do anything about the many complaints they get about all of these things. The band teacher is tough but really good but you cant do band till4th grade. Only good thing I can say is that they do teach the kids to be nice to the special ed kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2013

I was so disappointed with the way the school and the district handled my kindergartner. I took him out, was able to send him on my own to another public school (the district refused to help) and he's doing extremely well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2012

I love this school. The teacher's are excellent and teach more than just the ABC's. The student's are taught to be kind, considerate, respectful and courteous in class as well as in and around the hallways. The teacher's, administrators and staff are always pleasant and responsive to any questions or concerns that students and parents may have. They have been taught to give to the less fortunate through activities run by the school as well as the PTA. Keep up the good work!


Posted October 16, 2012

Highly disappointed with JLC. The principal was very unsupportive and unfriendly. As a mother of 2 one being an infant and a fulltime working mother I had asked for my daughter to be able to attend morning shift of pre-k. She said that because I did not write a note that she was unable to fulfill any request. This is not a rule or standard procedure and I was never notified of this process. She still refused to work with me after I told her my situation so sadly I had to pay for her to go to private school for the year on top of the fact I have been paying school tax for the past 7 years with no children in the school district until now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2008

My son is in 5th grade and my daughter is in 2nd. I think it is wonderful. The kids are learning alot. The more advance students have the ability to goto special classes (PROBE). The teachers and administration listen and my kids haven't had a bad teacher yet! They have afterschool for parents who work. The only thing is they still don't have full day Kindergarden. Which is a problem. I'm paying for full day Kindergarden. I think it will be mandatory in NYS by 2010-11.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2006

I really love JLCS and so does my son. This is our 4th year there. They have great programs, teachers and activities. The school has been around for a long time, but they keep up-to-date on the education. The principal is great. She makes it her business to learn all of the students names. The PTA is very involved. More parents should be involved. It's always the same faces. The afterschool program is excellent! Floral Park is a great place to live and JLCS is a great place to go to school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2004

This school is supportive to both the children and the paretns. They porvide excellent educational opportunities for our children. The faculty is outstanding. I continue to be impressed every year that goes by.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2004

I spent eight years in JLCS and recently took a sentimental tour. Everything that I learned and still remember was learned there. It was ahead of its time when I attended and I was thrilled to see it is still one of the best schools out there, the teachers were gifted, and dedicated. Discipline was the order of the day and I'll never forget the wardrobe room. We could find costumes to fit any period of time for our plays. We sang under Mr. Fyfe and had musical concerts at least four times a year. Let me not forget the lunch menu. It read like a restaurant menu. Real mashed potatoes, meatloaf, soup and sandwiches etc. No cardboard pizza in that school. The happiest and most fruitful years of my youth were spent learning in that fine old building. Many thanks for years well spent.
—Submitted by a former student


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 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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
77%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
77%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
89%
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 Students49%
Female51%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander34%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities36%
General population52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
Non-migrant49%

Math

All Students43%
Female40%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander40%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities9%
General population47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
Non-migrant43%
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 Students55%
Female63%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities14%
General population63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%

Math

All Students50%
Female45%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities13%
General population58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%

Science

All Students98%
Female100%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities87%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
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 Students56%
Female69%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities28%
General population61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%

Math

All Students26%
Female17%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities14%
General population29%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant26%
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 Students31%
Female28%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander46%
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities0%
General population40%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%

Math

All Students28%
Female32%
Male26%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander60%
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities0%
General population37%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%
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 1 72% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 14% 9%
Hispanic 2 10% 23%
Black 2 3% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 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 211%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 7%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 49%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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10 Elizabeth St
Floral Park, NY 11001
Phone: (516) 327-9317

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