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Washington Street School

Public | K-6 | 763 students

 

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Posted October 5, 2012

A fabulous school. Both my children loved this school. The Principal and Vice Principal really get involved and make sure that the children get the best of what the school has to offer. They are organzied, have their act together and I feel can match up to ANY private school in Long Island. If there was one area of improvement, I would have to say that they need to work closer with their neighboring Middle/High School (Carey High School) to ensure the children are prepared for that next step. A suggestion: how about spending 15-20 minutes a week going over time management and organizational skills. This will significantly improve the childs initial experience with thier new environment where this, even above the more advanced curriculum, seems to be the students biggest challenge. The small time spent of this preparation will provide the middle school students with great returns if CArey HS is their next destination.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2012

My kids love going to Washington Street School! They have a modern curriculum that makes learning fun (like the March Mathness games), an active PTA that hosts a lot of fun activities for the kids, excellent and caring teaching staff, very involved principal and assistant principal with a great vision for the school, and convenient summer recreation program (just $150 for 5 weeks!). Best of all, it's quite affordable to live in Franklin Square (where the people are down to earth and friendly) and be able to enjoy a top-rated school district at the same time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2010

You won't find more dedicated teachers anywhere. From the caring Kindergarten teachers (Mrs. Skop & Ms. Herrera) who never seem to tire (how many times can you zip a coat cheerfully?) and make learning to read seem effortless. When my son was in 4th grade, his teacher (Miss Pagoto) actually had the kids excited to learn fractions! I would not have believed it unless I saw it with my own eyes. I hear just as many positive comments from other parents about their children's teachers. Great communication between parents and teachers. New principal still getting her feet wet, but a long history in the district and well respected. Few extracurricular programs such as drama, basketball, etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

Washington Street School excellently serves the needs of the children, through general education, special education, and the talented and gifted program. The principal and assistant principal, and well as the staff, goes above and beyond to provide an exciting learning experience for all. The PTA is extremely active, and works very hard to provide fun and enriching programs for the children. My children are very fortunate to be able to attend such a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2008

Washington Street School is a great school with a very active PTA. The teachers and staff is very dedicated to their students needs, the music program is fablous as well as the other programs this school offers. I am very impressed with the schools reading olympics program and work my daughter brings home. I love this school. Yonelle Baptiste
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Posted January 5, 2008

This is a great school for all the reasons already stated. This school caters to ALL children, regardless of there individual needs while maintaining high standards for the class. I love this school. The music program is great, as is special ed., gen ed. and the gifted program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2006

washington street is a good school with special education, advanced/gifted program, a great music department and an active pta
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2004

This is a fantastic school with a great music, special education and math programs. Both the principal and the vice principal are very involved in the everyday issues of the students and teachers, and their leadership style is one that seeks a balance between accomodation and challenge.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 32% in 2014.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
86%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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 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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

103 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
87%
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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

117 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
91%
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 77% 48%
Hispanic 1 13% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 8% 9%
Black 2 2% 19%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 12%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 110%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 28%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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  • MS. VALERIE MAZZONE

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760 Washington St
Franklin Square, NY 11010
Phone: (516) 505-6995

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