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Commack Road Elementary School

Public | 2-5 | 548 students

 

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Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted March 22, 2009

1. Poor Discipline 2. Children not being pushed to meet their full potential 3. Mediocre teacher involvement
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted January 27, 2008

I personally love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted November 7, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted June 14, 2003

My son is in the 4th grade and has gotten the highest score on the e l a tests. His reading score was perfect. I am very pleased academically. The music dept. is awesome. He has learned the bass clarinet and was promoted to level 2 band.I think we should be proud that the school is so good. There are too many parents bad mouthing schools. Parents>>>>Get involved!!!!!!!!!!


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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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
72%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

115 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%
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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

120 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
72%
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 65% 48%
Hispanic 1 24% 23%
Black 2 6% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 4% 9%
Two or more races 1 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 6%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26%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 81%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. JEANNETTE FEMINELLA

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300 Commack Rd
Islip, NY 11751
Phone: (631) 650-8609

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