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Norman J Levy Lakeside School

Public | K-6 | 602 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted October 2, 2014

Decent school because of the kids. Some teachers are excellent. Some are awful. Seems they do not hire on merit. They promote from within no matter what. Special needs program awful. They have awful untrained aides. They're behind the national curve in integration. They basically want special needs kids out of the way but don't want to pay for private school. There are too many kids getting extra help. Common core is atrocious. N merrick seems worse. Out of all schools chatterton is least academic then birch then lakeside. All led by inefficient bureaucracies. Gifted program should start in k but doesn't till 3. That's shameful when they spend 20k per pupil. Seems to go to teacher and principal salaries.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2013

An excellent school with a strong program for special needs children. There is also a good sense of community there where parents play a very active role in the school and their child's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2009

As an educator, I have never seen an administration so clueless about instruction and with a clueless administration comes teachers who cannot strive. The school does well since most students enter kindergarten in the average or above average category already. Unfortunately, the teachers do not know how to teach to the students who fall below average nor do they know how to differentiate instruction for any student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2008

Great School. The newest principle has to go. She has no clue how to run a school. Some teachers are too young and lack experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2008

Great school! Awesome teachers! An incredibly challenging curriculum- great expectations of students academically ,[good for competitors but completely stresses other children]. They teach to the 'ELA' to portray perfect children and perfect scores. The parental involvement is highly influential and appears intimidating to the staff.Leadership questionable, 2nd weak principal in a row.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2005

The level of parent involvement is extremely high.. However, I would like to see the Parents participate in more Character Development issues since many, many of the students need to develop more respect for their fellow students. Academically, the school does well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2005

Lakeside is a great school, but it's competitive and perhaps not the best environment for children. The teachers are nice, but they're young and seem to be easily influenced by the parents. I don't like the fact that kindergarten children share a lunch room - at the same time - with the 5th graders. You can imagine how intimadating it must be for the 5 year olds.
—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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
86%
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

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

103 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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
98%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
89%
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 95% 48%
Hispanic 2 3% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Black 1 0% 19%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 11%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 21%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 81%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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Merrick, NY 11566
Phone: (516) 992-7230

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