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Unqua Elementary School

Public | K-6 & ungraded | 689 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted August 15, 2012

The school is great. I was here until 2012 as a student. Teachers are full of fun. Though they may be strict at times but they make it fun. The staff is so nice. Principals are great. The worst teacher I had was the music teacher. This school would get 6 stars if she was not there.


Posted August 14, 2012

I went here from 2002 to 2009. my Kindergarten, 1st, 4th, and all 5 of the 6th grade teachers were awesome. The 2nd grade teacher was a bit too advanced (she taught all this political stuff around the 2004 election, I got so confused!), my 3rd grade teacher was kinda mean, and so was my 5th grade (but she was sooo funny!). The principal was the best, while some other staff weren't. The students were very good, too. Parents were very involved. Problems: the EC's weren't, like, made noticeable... almost no cultural diversity kids move on to the not-so-great Berner MS.


Posted June 8, 2008

Unqua is a excellent school. Excellent teachers give a well balanced education. The principal knows every child by name and has great parent-administration communication.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2008

Wonderful school! Great teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2004

Unqua is a wonderful school full of amazing teachers and concerned parents. The parent/teacher communication is great.
—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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
90%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
88%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
93%
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 97% 48%
Hispanic 2 2% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Black 1 0% 19%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 20%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 7%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 63%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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350 Unqua Rd
Massapequa, NY 11758
Phone: (516) 308-5601

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