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Jackson Avenue School

Public | 2-4 | 426 students

 

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Posted August 1, 2012

I have transferred my son from a nearby parochial school as I wanted him to be exposed to a nurturing academic environment that offers cultural diversity and sensitivity. The transition went well and by the end of the third week of the school year, the only thing that he missed from the other school were a couple of friends. He was enthusiastic about school again. He actually even tried to run for student council the year after. I was shocked when he told me he was going to run, as the year before Jackson, he was not enthused about school at all. So our decision to make that change was worthwhile as he is excited about school again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2009

My son attends the school, and will be entering third grade. We have had a wonderful experience with teachers, helpers and overall faculty. All are very helpful and always willing to reach out to parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2008

Under the leadership of Principal Matthew Gaven, the Jackson Avenue School is truly a shining star elementary school in the Mineola School District. Both of my children attended Jackson Avenue and have benefited tremendously from their educational experience there. The teachers are highly dedicated and hard working. The principal and his staff are very accessible and helpful to each and every family whose child(ren) attends the school. The staff works hard to help each student to reach his/her highest potential. Each month we received a newsletter from the teachers in our child's grade telling us what they would cover in each subject and what to expect in the upcoming weeks. We would be alerted to ways in which we could assist and support our child. It has an active PTA, Site-Based Management Team and Student Council offering wonderful family and student events and an over the top Drama Program!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2008

I love the school there is so much to do you can run for student council for grades 3 4 and 5 in fifth grade you can run for treasurer pres. and secratary. its amazing so is Mrs. Wojis and Mrs.Cromwell
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 12, 2005

This has been my child's 1st year at Jackson Avenue & overall My daughter looks forward to attending school everyday. One Teacher in Particular Mrs.M.Bodson... I find her to be an amazing indivdual. She is highly skilled & works hard to bring out the very best in each child. Mrs. Bodson has always made herself available to each & every parent. She always makes you aware as to what is going on with your child & what is being taught in the class.
—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.

Grade level

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 32% in 2014.

190 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

191 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
66%
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.

216 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

217 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%
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

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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 1 58% 48%
Hispanic 1 24% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 15% 9%
Black 1 3% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
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 114%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 225%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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 72%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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  • MS. PATRICIA MOLLOY

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300 Jackson Ave
Mineola, NY 11501
Phone: (516) 237-2300

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