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Willow Road School

Public | K-6 | 492 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted April 7, 2013

I noticed a big change in school when the got the current principal in the school. My older son when to the school before the the current principal. The school had much better programs and did so much better on state tests. Willow Road does terrible on state tests in recent years, which i blame on the principal. In my opinion she is not a asset to the school at all. The school grounds look like a ghetto (ball fields are awful). The playground has exercise equipment that is for persons 13 and older (Willow Rd goes up to 6th grade). What a shame, 10 years ago the school was so nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

Awesome teachers, great curriculum, terrific music program and clubs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2009

this school is the best I have a daughter that goes there and the school is teaching her more than ever
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2009

In my opinon I believe that Willow is a wonderful school. The faculty and staff put the children first 100% of the time. Being a student at Willow I can tell you that it has been a pleasure attending this school. I think Willow is a wonderful school with so much to offer you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2009

My child attended Dever before going to Willow (Special Ed). Not to sound too negative, I am not happy or satisfied the way the staff has been handling my child's needs. Even though I have voiced my concerns and frustrations, they fall on deaf ears. I thought this was going to be a great experience for my child but it has turned out to be very stressful to say the least.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2008

I am a very proud parent of the Willow Road Community. My three children have attended here and were and are given a fantastic education. There is one special thing about Willow Road that you may not know. We house the special education classes for the district. Having these extraordinary students in our school has helped to teach our children tolereance and acceptance of all regardless of our differences. I have seen on many occasions the children helping each other and participating in many activities together. I am so PROUD of our children and our school. I would not change where they go for anything. They are learning life lessons here as well as academics. That is priceless. This school is helping to develop not only smart children, but caring young people. We very happy with the entire Willow Road Family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2007

We're actually a Wheeler Family but go to Willow for K. I love WIllow & wish my girls could stay. The staff is fantastic. From the principal, Mrs. Capozzoli to Diane Byrnes the RN to the K teachers. You can tell they care about the children. Wonderful place!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2005

Quality of the education is excellent. The staff is very dedicated to teaching. Involvement by parents is almost 100%. Activities are available to the kids and a lot of it.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 32% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
66%
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 33% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
81%
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 29% in 2014.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
75%
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 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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

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 1 60% 48%
Hispanic 2 22% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 9% 9%
Black 1 8% 19%
Two or more races 1 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 25%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 214%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 2%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 67%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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880 Catalpa Dr
Franklin Square, NY 11010
Phone: (516) 568-6640

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