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Jefferson School

Public | K-4 | 424 students

 

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Posted October 26, 2004

Our second daughter completed k-3 last year and our youngest daughter began kindergarten this school year (2004-2005). We were pleased with this school throughout the last four years. The principal has a good presence during the school days and at all the PTA meetings. My daughter's teachers were all very experienced although a couple have since retired. The PTA is very active and the children have had many field trips to enhance their learning experience.
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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

English Language Arts

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

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
60%

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. 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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2011.

74 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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. 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

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 47% 23%
White 42% 48%
Black 7% 19%
Asian 2% 9%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 26%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52%N/A43%
Source: 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 78%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 CAPITULO-SAIDE

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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253 Oakwood Rd
Huntington, NY 11743
Phone: (631) 673-2070

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