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Waverly Avenue School

Public | K-5 | 566 students

 

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Posted June 30, 2013

waverly is a very horrible school the teachers are very rude i got yelled at numerous times by teachers in waverly for no reason at all and the students have no respect whatsoever i was bullied endlessly in 4th and 5th grade i reported this numerous times and still the school did nothing about it also stay away from the morning and after care programs the teachers who run that program are some of the rudest adults i have ever met overall terrible school STAY AWAY from waverly


Posted September 17, 2009

We have a wonderful school environment for our children, parents, and staff. There are many progressive educational programs in place that help support each and every student. We are also home to Randy Reader.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2008

Such a great school, clean and most of all everyone cares for your child and for you...Love the principal.I am so happy i moved from brooklyn to take my child to this school it was worth it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2006

This is a great school. The teachers are nice and well informed. The school does need updating but in terms of my daughter learning, it si a great school. I am happy she atttends even though the school district is so huge.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2005

Waverly Ave is a wonderful school for your child. They implemented full day kindergarten in 2004, and it is wonderful. The literacy program is exceptional. Students can read and write very well by the end of Kindergarten. It truly is a family oriented school. The PTA has won several awards for parental involvement. Mrs. McNair (5th grade) and Mrs. Hart are truly dedicated teachers whom implemented the Randy Reader Program at the school. The students at all grade levels are really motivated by it. There are many experienced and dedicated teachers and some new teachers with a lot of drive and enthusiasm to teach. The school itself has a long and spirited history. It just celebrated it's 75th year this year. The building is modernized. It is well maintained and an exciting place to go for all the children.
—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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
71%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

85 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

93 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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
84%
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 2 85% 48%
Hispanic 2 9% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 4% 9%
Black 1 1% 19%
Two or more races 1 1% 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 1%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 216%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

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

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 54%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. DENNIS KELLY

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1111 Waverly Ave
Holtsville, NY 11742
Phone: (631) 654-8690

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