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Hauppauge, NY
Students enrolled: 667

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1 Club Lane
Hauppauge, NY 11788

(631) 582-6633
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June 24, 2011
Terrible. Kindergarten teacher was routinely not very nice to my young child. She took away his soft tissues and vaseline for his nose, that I sent in, when he had a raw runny nose. Teacher did not let them get drinks of water in the hot classroom. She would not let him re-sunscreen before going outside and he burns easily. I could go on and on with other examples but she was bad news. Not bad teaching skills but should not be near young children at all. Oh, the classrooms are very hot most of the year, too. Kindergarten orientation was very dissapointing. First thing - you are greated by a recorded song of "Hola Amigos" & then some school person starts to talk to you in Spanish. First thing ! How very disrespectful. It's still the US - yes, it really is. And orientation was a few days after the 9-11 anniversary - further disrespectful. Enough !!

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October 08, 2009
It's a good school. Teachers are hard working and care about the students.

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September 30, 2008
overall i would say it is a dissapointment. the teachers are okay but i find that they lack experiance and have very little patience with children that struggle academically. the staff is not the easiest to deal with when problems arise.

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November 29, 2007
BrettonWoods is a wonderful school. The teachers and support staff are always willng to help and put in alot of their own time for our children. I thinki t's the best elementary school in Hauppauge. The expectations of the school are high and the children are well prepared for middle school and high school. My children have always done well and continue to do so at Bretton Woods.

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August 13, 2007
Bretton Woods is an excellent school. Its teachers are well trained and educated. The school has expectations so that the students will be in good standing with the rest of the nation. I believe that parents should applaud their child's efforts and address their behavior when needed to.

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February 01, 2007
Can't say enough great things about Hauppauge schools. Teachers and staff are always willing to help no matter what.

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February 10, 2006
I would only recommend this school if your child is above average in academics. Out of the mouths of more than 1 teacher 'Hauppauge has very high expectations'. My son needs help with reading and they only accept so many kids for 1 on 1 help. I've been told by others my other son is above average. He was able to read in kindergarten, yet Hauppauge says he is at grade level. They also are 1 of the schools that 'found' money yet have given nothing back to the kids. Second grade & up only have library once every 2 wks because they say they can't afford to hire another librarian so 1 is shared among all elem. schools.

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January 19, 2006
Fantanstic teacher student relationships. Very diverse musical and art programs.

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no rating
February 08, 2005
As a new member of the community, I feel that secretary at the front desk should have gone out of her way to make us feel welcome in our children's new school. I also agree with the other comment from September 04, that these young teachers with little experience in the classroom and no experience as a mother, need to be more nurturing and remember that all children are unique individuals and that kids are kids in the end. There is not always a reason for why they do what they do. I also feel that threatening to suspend a child in Kindergarden is ridiculous and unheard of. I hope things will change.

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September 03, 2004
I agree in regard to the young teachers who may be experienced in teaching but not as mothers. Kids are kids and some need some nurturing, some not so much. All in all, I think that Bretton Woods is a really good school. The educational requirements are met, we can at least say we still have art and music classes which some districts have cut back/out. I agree that the Principal needs to get out of his office more and see what is going on outside the doors. What would I change? Teachers need to remember that the kids are kids and that the administration needs to look and listen to what parents have to say/complain about.

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May 20, 2004
My son is in first grade and I can't say enough about the education he is receiving. The reading program, math, and social aspect of school has been a wonderful experience for him. The music, art and gym programs are great and teach them to use their imagination and social skills. The schools has undergone some renovations and I feel is well equiped to handle the kids. The security that you have to go through (showing your ID) to pick up your child is great and I have no problem with the staff. I work full time and my child also attends the before and after school program (SCOPE). This environment has friendly staff where home work can be done along with many other activities they provide. I would recommend Bretton Woods Elementary to anyone. Keep up the good work!

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March 26, 2004
The teachers expect so much from these little 5 and 6 yr olds (my son is in 1st now).They are children, first and foremost-not soldiers. Parking is terrible-especially in the morning and afternoon. Double parking is a given-which is illegal. The principal, Mr. Giordano, doesn't seem to be overly concerned about anything he deems 'trivial'. (Parking) Asst Principal, Ms. Lonetto, is the one to go to for any answers. The teachers are young, newly wed and new moms. They are still in the learning process of being wives and moms and honestly do not have the insight and experience that teachers years ago did. Maybe there should be an minimum age!

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Bretton Woods Elementary School
1 Club Lane, Hauppauge, NY  11788
(631) 582-6633
Last modified Bretton Woods Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Bretton Woods Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top