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Ruth C Kinney Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 448 students

 

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Posted June 18, 2009

My son is a student in this elementary school and I am constantly amazed at the care and attention he receives on a daily basis. The education he is receiving is amazing and the kids all seems geared towards learning and achievement. the teachers are all so professionsal and really care about each student. Really great experience with Ruth C. Kinney!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2006

Don't buy into the hype of how great this school district is. We were quite disapointed with the quality education that our children recieved and are recieving. The teachers are very impatient and some seem to be there solely for the paycheck. The music program is laughable and the extra cirricular activities are slim to none. We are sending our children to private school next year. What a waste of tax money.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2005

Excellent school. Very hands on for the kids and parents. A very safe school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2005

Good School. Could definatly use some new hall and cafeteria aids. but great district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

RCK offers help to its students. They have extra help classes before or after school depending on the teacher. They also have resource classes for students struggleing in certain areas. My daughter took advantage of both. East Islip elementary schools have a Jump Start program at the end of the summer for students that they feel will benefit from it. What the program does is review a little of the previous grade and gets them ready for the grade they are about to enter. Happy with the E.I School District.
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Posted August 25, 2003

We moved here 3 years ago and have found RCK to be a good school. Teachers are available before school and after school to help students who need the extra attention. There is an ELA class after school once a week, there is a homework club to help out kids who need it. There are so many wonderful sports clubs offered to the children, however I would like to see some more academic clubs available. The story telling club is a great example. I would like to see more of these types of clubs.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 31% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
87%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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 31% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
76%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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

All Students43%
Female43%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities8%
General population49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant43%

Math

All Students37%
Female38%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities15%
General population41%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant37%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students41%
Female41%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%

Math

All Students33%
Female23%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White28%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant33%

Science

All Students97%
Female95%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students34%
Female41%
Male28%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant34%

Math

All Students25%
Female27%
Male25%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population28%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant25%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

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 75% 48%
Hispanic 2 18% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 2% 9%
Black 2 2% 19%
Two or more races 2 2% 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 22%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 118%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 68%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. DANIELLE NACCARATO

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Islip Terrace, NY 11752
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