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Old Mill Road School

Public | K-6 | 483 students

 

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Posted May 20, 2010

Besides my two grandchildren, ive seen the product ofother childrenthat have been educated at old mill and i am happy to say that these kid are getting the best education in all of l.I.


Posted May 10, 2010

My son attends Old Mill Road School. Throughout his educational experience he has faced an uphill battle due to various learning disabilities. I am constantly impressed by the level of commitment that the teachers of Old Mill Road show to him and the rest of our kids. Each child is approached as an individual, their needs are assessed, and the teaching staff as a whole rallies together to create the optimal learning experience for our kids. Mrs. Leudesdorf creates a sense of team among her staff which benefits the children in every aspect! Thank you Old Mill Road teachers for everything that you do!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2010

My nieces attend school at Old Mill and I'm constantly amazed by the level of interaction that takes place between the students and the staff. The clearest examples that come to mind are the open house events, which look more like an amalgamation of art, science, and history museums than simply the hard work and endless imaginations of the children; a direct reflection of the spirit of the school at large. Old Mill Road School is a blessing for the young minds that are fortunate enough to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2010

It's teachers cares about it's students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

Teachers, staff, and administration who care about the success of our children. Who take a collaborative approach with parents so children may thrive. We are so fortunate to work with such caring professionals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

OMR has a wonderful sense of community spirit from the parents to the teachers and the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

The teachers are caring and creative. The school is well run.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

Old Mill Road School is a team playing school, Great Teachers, Tight Community, very caring towards our kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

All the teachers and staff go out of there way to help every child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

Like the school sign says OMR is' the place where everyone is someone special'!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

They make an effort to ensure the children are receiving all of the academic and social growth they need to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

OMR has a great staff who truly cares about their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

It has a great academic and safe society for kids to learn. It's truly the best!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

The faculty, staff, teacher, ground and PTA who do a great job for all the students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

I love OMR because the teachers treat each student respect and care when teaching them
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

This school is great. The staff is extremely dedicated to the children. The support we receive is beyond my expectations. I highly recommend sending your children to Old Mill Road school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2009

really not happy with the school or the principle. Graduation day awards were ridiculous, 90% of the students got an award. guess awards dont mean much. (except for the 10% who didnt get one)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2008

One of the reasons why we moved to Merrick is because of the school system which is fantastic. The teachers are wonderful and the district is great to work with. I've really gotten to know many parents who I can now call good friends. P. Daddario
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2007

A wonderful school. Two of my three children are still in the school, and have truly enjoyed their time there. It is a warm caring and nuturing place to grow up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2006

This is a wonderful school where the children come first. The parents are very involved. Teachers are very invovled and extra services are always available if needed.
—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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
39%

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 33% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
44%

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 29% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
77%

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 88% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 6% 9%
Hispanic 1 5% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Black 2 0% 19%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 22%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

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

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 53%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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  • MR. JOHN MCDAID

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1775 Old Mill Rd
Merrick, NY 11566
Phone: (516) 379-0945

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