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Abbey Lane School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 626 students

 

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Posted June 29, 2014

Abbey Lane is a wonderful school. We are in the district 3 years now and both of my children are thriving and happy. My children's teachers have been caring, nurturing and communicative.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2011

I absolutly agree with the person who stated the school is lucky because thats what they are! If the parents did not work with their children they would be doomed. As a teacher myself and knowing what goes on inside it is very disturbing and disheartening. The school has systems in place but yet they are not used consistently and tracked on an ongoing basis. Why have it then? I had many incidents where I have been very unhappy with a few of the teachers. For what I pay in taxes this is not acceptable. I can't imagine having to send my 2 daughters to Abbey Lane, but unfortunatley my 1 child is stuck here for the time being.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2007

I have been thrilled to have my children in the Levittown school district. Between my two children, we have been in elementary, middle and high school (Abbey, Wisdom and Divsion) and have had wonderful experiences with helpful teachers and principals that are approachable by both the students and parents. We have both sides of the spectrum in our family- a child in honor classes and one in special ed and we have been very thankful for the love, concern and care from teachers and administrators that go above and beyond their normal jobs for the best care for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2006

Our family loves Abbey Lane. We have a 1st grader and a 5th grader attending this year. Our kids have had excellent teachers and academic success. This is a school with a lot of parental involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2005

Abbey Lane is an excellent school. Every week my son has 2 days of Gym, 1 day of Library, 1 day of art, and 1 day of music. Everyday is something new, fun, and exciting! Also the best thing you could do is join the PTA...that gives you a chance to be involved in your childs school life. There are many activities you can volunteer in and you are more than likely going to get called to help out..and what a great feeling your son/daughter gets when they see you in school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2005

Although my son will only be entering first grade I can say with confidence that the teachers and district are more than satisfactory. How can I say this? Because both my husband and myself along with all of our siblings have gone through the Levittown School District (Abbey Lane, Wisdom Lane,Division and Memorial), graduated and have established jobs and families. It is true that taxes are high here, but that is anywhere. It is true that kindergarten was half day but it is now being extended. As far as reading in kindergarten, my son has learned many sight words and can read level one books almost completely on his own. I have no reservations about sending my son to Abbey Lane and I don't anticipate any for when my daughter attends in a few years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2005

My son has been at Abbey for 4 years and my daughter for one year, they have been LUCKY; they've had VERY GOOD teachers but the Levittown School system itself is HORRIBLE! For the taxes I have been paying, to have only a half day K program is robbery! Also, not to learn how to read in Kindergarten or at least starting to learn is ludacris. I am glad we are moving. If you can help it, I would NOT send a child to a Levittown School; and look at the test scores... need I say more?! - The Weinsteins
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
74%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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 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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
83%
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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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 69% 48%
Hispanic 1 19% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 11% 9%
Black 2 1% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 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 218%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 82%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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239 Gardiners Ave
Levittown, NY 11756
Phone: (516) 520-8495

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