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Michael F Stokes School

Public | 2-4 | 556 students

 

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Posted April 18, 2014

Both of my children attended M.F. Stokes and we absolutely love it. The teachers care about the children and the children learn and have educational fun at the same time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2013

I have a second grader in this school and my first grader will be moving over to Stokes from Sparke this coming September. So far I will say it's a great school. Really good parental invovlvement and wonderful teachers. Even in second grade I was allowed to bring in cupcakes for her birthday and stay for the little party. I had been told by many parents that this was impossible, they don't allow the parents into the class for anything, but if you ask they invite you in with a welcoming smile. My child is in an integrated class which I was terribly concerned about, but it hasn't hampered her A+ level of achievement. It's possibly helped because there is usually more than one teacher in the room to help out if anyone's having trouble learning - not just the special needs kids. After the incident about a month ago in Connecticut I called regarding a potentially alarming security breach at the school that I observed and the Principal returned my phone call in record time and addressed the problem promptly. All in all, I am extremely happy that we bought a home in the Island Trees school district and have only had good experiences thus far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2006

I was very impressed with this school. It has is a very warm and friendly atmosphere. the classrooms are packed with supplies for the children, the books are new, there is a music program and the teachers are great. Who could ask for more!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
75%
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.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

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, 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 Students49%
Female53%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities23%
General population51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Non-migrant49%

Math

All Students50%
Female49%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities31%
General population52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Non-migrant50%
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%
Female48%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities0%
General population45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%

Math

All Students48%
Female43%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities7%
General population52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%

Science

All Students96%
Female97%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities77%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
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 79% 48%
Hispanic 13% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 9%
Black 1% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 25%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 115%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 3%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 76%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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