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Gardiners Avenue School

Public | K-5 | 562 students

 
 

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Posted September 27, 2007

The curriculum at Gardiner's Ave School is fantastic! With the help of teachers, parents and faculty our son is far exceeding the goals set forth for his grade level. Work is extensive already even at 2nd grade but we know and feel highly confident that he is getting the best education at this school. In comparison to friends kids who attend other schools on the island the curriculum at Gardiners allows the children to really expand their learning capabilities. If you are thinking about moving to Levittown rest assured that the environment at Gardiners is one your child will excel in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2004

I have 8 year old twins in the 3rd grade, and if it weren't for the careful watchful eye of the teachers, my one son would have become a statistic. He has been tested as learning disabled after he had problems early on in Kindergarten and was placed in the special education program. He is now in the inclusion class in the 3rd grade and what an improvement! He has come out of his proverbial shell and is scoring high on his tests! I keep a close watchful eye on his studies and I cannot thank the staff at GAS enough for all of the wonderful work they have done with/for him! Schooling is what you make of it and its not just the teachers job but the parents job to make sure you child understands and gets the help that he/she needs. Thank you GAS for everything!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2004

I have found that you have to stay in tuned to your child and don't take for granted that the teachers will do the right thing by the student. My son was pushed through this school district from K-12 and graduated with a 5th grade reading level. My daughter was having problems with reading and math and all of her teachers from K-3 caught it but no one did anything about it. It took myself and husband to insist that she be left back in the third grade.
—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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
81%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

95 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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

85 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
44%

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

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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 83% 48%
Hispanic 1 11% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 5% 9%
Black 2 1% 19%
Two or more races 1 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 10%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 111%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 88%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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610 Gardiners Ave
Levittown, NY 11756
Phone: (516) 520-8485

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