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Shelter Rock Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 760 students

 

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Posted July 13, 2013

responsive staff and teachers. so happy to have moved to the district. wonderful school! superb - son loves it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2007

Teachers are excellent and caring. Two of my children loves the school and they enjoy their school life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2007

Not bad the principle is poor, but teacher quality is okay but still poor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
94%
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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

128 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

119 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
87%
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 29% in 2014.

137 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

135 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
92%
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 70% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 20% 9%
Hispanic 2 5% 23%
Black 1 3% 19%
Two or more races 1 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 25%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 1%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 59%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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School Leader's name
  • MR. ROBERT GECZIK

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27a Shelter Rock Rd
Manhasset, NY 11030
Phone: (516) 267-7450

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