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Bretton Woods Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 650 students

 

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Posted 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 !!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

It's a good school. Teachers are hard working and care about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2007

Can't say enough great things about Hauppauge schools. Teachers and staff are always willing to help no matter what.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2006

Fantanstic teacher student relationships. Very diverse musical and art programs.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 8, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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!
—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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
70%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

101 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
78%
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 74% 48%
Hispanic 2 11% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 10% 9%
Black 2 5% 19%
Two or more races 1 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 14%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 212%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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 80%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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  • MR. GEORGE GAGLIARDI

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Hauppauge, NY 11788
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