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Thomas J Lahey Elementary School

Public | 3-5 | 808 students

 

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Posted September 28, 2010

TJL is a nice school, however, the student ratio to childen and teacher is 28:1. I beleive there should be more teachers assistants so the students do not "get lost" in class!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2010

I Love TJL because my kids had GREAT grades and the teachers teach the kids well. They may be a bit strict depending on your teacher my kids have had an OUTSTANDING year in TJL
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

I love TJL because it is a small, personal school where every single teacher my son had was fantastic. His second grade teacher even invited the whole class to her wedding. The kids are treated with sensitivity and consistency. There are many fun after school activities and imaginative events. The quality of education is excellent; the curriculum is challenging but not out of reach. My son really grew as a student at TJL!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

TJL is a plce where all of the children make life long friends while learning. The principle is wonderful and fosters a program where respect is a must and no bulying is tolerated. The teachers go above and beyond for the students and you see so many happy faces there. It is a great place to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2007

We love this school! It is very organized, great teachers! We are new in this district and we thank God for it! It has been a great school experience for my child.
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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.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
73%
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.

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 31% in 2013.

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%
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%
Female52%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanic23%
Multiracial64%
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities9%
General population56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Non-migrant49%

Math

All Students53%
Female51%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander56%
Hispanic27%
Multiracial81%
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities15%
General population59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Non-migrant53%
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%
Female58%
Male53%
African American30%
Asian/Pacific Islander58%
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities20%
General population63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%

Math

All Students63%
Female55%
Male70%
African American20%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities40%
General population68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%

Science

All Students98%
Female95%
Male99%
African American100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities92%
General population99%
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 Students53%
Female65%
Male42%
African American27%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities19%
General population61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%

Math

All Students44%
Female47%
Male41%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities12%
General population51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
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 82% 48%
Hispanic 1 6% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 5% 9%
Black 2 5% 19%
Two or more races 2 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 11%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 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 61%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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Greenlawn, NY 11740
Phone: (631) 754-5400

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