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Manhasset, NY
Students enrolled: 799

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27A Shelter Rock Road
Manhasset, NY 11030

(516) 267-7450
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June 16, 2015
Quality teaching in a constructive and friendly environment. The after school and extra curricular programs are top notch

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Teacher effectiveness: Effective
May 26, 2015
As we have only had one teacher so far, the improvment in my daughter's penmanship and math shows that they care about excellence.

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Amount of homework: Just right
May 26, 2015
My daughter comes home busy with her assignments, and is very studious and does not complain about the amount of work

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Develops grit: Strongly agree
May 26, 2015
The vast array of opportunities to learn at shelter rock school is extraordinary, and my daughter has grown because she has been pushed for excellence.

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Develops respect: Agree
May 26, 2015
They are careful in understanding the differing needs of people there, and always informs the parents of the expectations.

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Develops empathy: Strongly agree
May 26, 2015
I can see my daughter having great concern for her classmates and for the welfare of her teachers.

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Develops honesty: Strongly agree
May 26, 2015
My daughter has grown tremendously in learning to work with other students, and in handling different viewpoints.

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May 26, 2015
My daughter is currently in Kindergarten, and we have had a very pleasant experience for this first year. There is great care in the initial development skills in terms of correct penmanship, and I can see my child's improvement over the past few months. It is a great elementary school.

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December 11, 2014
The staffs in the main office are rude and impatient. They are only nice when the principal and vice principal are present. The receptionist name Chreyl is very unpredictable, she always have mood swings, a very scary lady borderline of physical personality.

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July 13, 2013
responsive staff and teachers. so happy to have moved to the district. wonderful school! superb - son loves it

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May 01, 2013
Not good for below average kids. Nice staff, decent building but resources are stretched to the maximum. Taxes are high and the area is expensive.

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July 01, 2011
Good facility, but the school falls short on fostering intellectual curiousity. Smart kids are bored and unstimulated. No program for talented kids - a shame considering most resources go to kids needing support.

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March 27, 2011
Shelter Rock has fantastic teachers that really care about their students. They make sure that the kids understand the work and if they are struggling with anything they make sure they receive the help they need. The Principle and Vice Principle are also amazing caring individuals. I don't think any other schools have a Principle and Vice Principle that care so much about their students and are so involved with all the students. Shelter Rock has such a strong academic program especially in 6th grade that the children move on to the middle school feeling confident and well prepared.

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July 12, 2008
My child is about to enter his third year at the school. So far, he has been fortunate to be matched with teachers who are experienced, progressive and engaging. As a working parent, I also have a hard time reaching the principal or VP when I need to return missed calls. As a new resident to the community, trying to enroll my child and get a school tour or obtain more information about the school activities, school services and typical curriculums were very difficult. There is diversity among the student body and Diversity Day is celebrated in the district, so the multicultural social aspects are present despite the lack of early foreign language introduction in the school.

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March 26, 2008
New to the school and find the principle to be very friendly and always greets the children with a smile. Teachers are great! My children love it here. Very warm and welcoming environment.

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July 13, 2007
Teachers are excellent and caring. Two of my children loves the school and they enjoy their school life.

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February 11, 2007
Not bad the principle is poor, but teacher quality is okay but still poor.

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September 19, 2006
A lovely school, but way too focused on test scores. Teacher-centric and no-nonsense, expressions of creativity not high on the agenda. The Principal discourages phone and email exchanges with teachers. Prefers notes back and forth in take-home folders. If you're a working parent it's difficult to communicate with teachers and Principal. For a highly regarded district, it's not progressive in areas outside math and reading. But if the ultimate goal is strictly getting your child into a choice college, then this school/district is a winner.

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February 27, 2006
You walk in there is music playing - you realize it is a student practicing, you walk down the hall and you see art work to rival that done by any high schooler, the principal is absolutely wonderful and the assistant pricipal just as great. The school is a dream. My son loves it.

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Shelter Rock Elementary School
27A Shelter Rock Road, Manhasset, NY  11030
(516) 267-7450
Last modified Shelter Rock Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Shelter Rock Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top