Students enrolled 548
School leader MS. JEANNETTE FEMINELLA

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300 Commack Rd
Islip, NY 11751

(631) 650-8609
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4 stars
Based on 11 ratings

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February 25, 2014
My school is a beautiful place for a child to grow and learn. Mrs. Feminella, the principal, has created a wonderful and safe learning environment. I feel extremely fortunate that my children attend CRES! There are so many opportunities for children to exhibit their innate abilities. As any intelligent person worth their "salt" knows, testing IS NOT AN INDICATION OF LEARNING. The new ELA and Math tests do not provide a reasonable amount of time for completion and are not age appropriate. I commend the teachers and staff of CRES for putting an emphasis on the whole child and not succumbing to the pressures of the APPR system. CRES is not a test prep machine, but rather a beautiful place to flourish.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
The school has educated my family for 40 plus years and my childen are proof of the quality of education that they received. My grandaughter now attends the same school and she shows signs of being a extremely gifted child who is being brought along by the schhol system with the proper teaching systems. Kudos for Commack Road School as well as the entire Islip School District.

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2009
1. Poor Discipline 2. Children not being pushed to meet their full potential 3. Mediocre teacher involvement

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October 22, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2008
As a parent with a child with special needs. I feel this school is very accommodating. I staff is wonderful and the teachers are excellent. The PTA does a great job at this school.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2008
I personally love this school!

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2006
I find the the staff at CRES to be incredibly caring a nurturing. From the custodians to the office staff and definitely the teachers.(cafeteria staff, not so much) The children are cared for and safe at this school. The level of education is unsurpassed. The teachers are consumate professionals who engage the children daily in literacy rich, thought provoking lessons. I am most impressed with with this school

- submitted by a former student
March 30, 2006
Islip schools are overcrowded. The school district seems to expect far too much from young children. The curriculm is so disjointed-- (as a former teacher I am constantly surprised by the disorganization of his lessons). One day they are doing money, the next they jump to complex assignments about geometry. Too bad if you can't catch on! Another bad thing about Islip schools is that it is very 'cliquey.' The PTA and other organizations want help, but there is always an 'in' crowd that seems to run things. Be wary if your child has any 'deviation' from the norm because the schools are not sympathetic to anyone a little slower to catch on.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2005
Good mix of cultures in this school and the school also provides special education students the opportunity to 'mainstream' by having small cluster classes offered in a transitional program where they go into a regular-sized class to take the 3 rs and then back to the small class, as well as taking gym, music and art classes with the so-called 'regular' students. My son went through this transitional program and succeeded so well that he went back to district in a regular-sized class (no special ed) in only a year.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2005
This is an excellent school. One which I attended my self as a child. It is a school which provides a safe environment and staff who offer open communication. So far all the teachers my child has had have been supportive and encouraging. My child loves school and that makes us very parents as well.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2004
I am a former student of CRES and I must say my time attending the school was a great experience. I made friends there that I will have for the rest of my life, and I will remember great teachers who had a large deal to do with my success then and even now. I have not stayed in the Islip School District for too many years, but if I could have my children attend CRES in the future, it would be an opportunity not passed up.

- submitted by a former student
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Commack Road Elementary School
300 Commack Rd, Islip, NY  11751
(631) 650-8609
Last modified Commack Road Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades 2-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Commack Road Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 11 reviews. Top