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Francis X Hegarty Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 381 students

 

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Posted August 21, 2008

Our 3 children thrived in this school. We found the teachers to be exceptional and more than willing to work with you and your children.. Hegarty gave our children a wonderful beginning.
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Posted August 14, 2008

Was very disappointed in the school. They make a big deal about the class sizes but don't utilize this for educational purposes. Teachers are very comfy and overpaid. Must say security is excellent. The Art and Music classes are exceptional. The education is was not so great. If you have a special needs (mostly autistic) child this school is great for you! They do alot for the autistic children.
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Posted February 6, 2007

I could not be happier with this school. My daughter is only starting out and from the first day, she loved every minute of it. The teachers are warm and loving and the minute we signed up, my daughter felt at home and comfortabe. The special classes, such as Art, Computer and Library are very well done. She also has come very far with the Reading Program. We are all very pleased!
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Posted June 11, 2006

My son attended this school last year. His teacher was very caring and supportive. The staff at the school helped him receive the extra help and support he needed to succeed in school. The music program is great. The classes are small but that helps the teacher focus on less individual needs. I am satisfied with his experience at the school.
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Posted August 8, 2005

'Good Enuf' mentality prevails here with a few exceptions...music, PE and ARt are to be commended. most teachers seem to go thru the motions day after day. Big dissapointment as far as meeting the needs of our brighter children...families are leaving district in search of more challenging environments..great district for Special Needs or ESL/remediation services..this is where all the money goes..scores are very important. Involved PTA as far as fund raisers etc..as long as they dont make waves ...School Board needs overhaul to include people who actually have school aged children AND people who dont have political connectiions or self serving agendas. You would think that with such small class sizes the scores would be thru the roof....ANd the needs of all students would be met..not so.. Most teachers are quite comfy in the dictated day to day 'everyone does the same' scenarios...'good enuf' is not Good enuf!
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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 32% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
63%

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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 33% in 2014.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

63 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 1 62% 48%
Hispanic 1 30% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 3% 9%
Black 2 2% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 1%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 17%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 236%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 67%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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School Leader's name
  • MR. JACOB RUSSUM

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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100 Radcliffe Rd
Island Park, NY 11558
Phone: (516) 431-4740

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