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Moriches Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 881 students

 

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Posted January 9, 2013

Where do I begin? This school once was a great elementary school but has slowly declined over the last few years. Partly because of the funding and partly because of the principal. There used to be so much more after school activities, family fun nights, meet the author nights, award ceremonies and more. Slowly these have all stopped or are very limited. My experience with the teachers has been wonderful. I have had two of my children go to this school and know many parents so I make sure my child gets a teacher that I know I can work well with. Discipline in this school is poorly addressed. If one kid is disruptive, then the whole class is punished with no recess. If a child is bullying another child, you are expected to understand that the bully has a tough family life and just suck it up. It seems that the principal wants the appearance to be top notch but not do the work required to make it so. Many things go unreported unless you head to the district office and then you get immediate results. The test scores have declined over the years and if you child is above the grade, they are somewhat expected to help the other children who are behind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2011

My son has attended Moriches Elementary since Kindergarten. He is now finishing second grade and we will be moving. Our experience with this school has been wonderful. All of his teachers have been great, especially his second grade teacher. She, with the help of his reading teacher and learning center teacher brought him up to the expected reading level after being far behind in the beginning of the year. I am very greatful for their support and ancouragement. This school has excellent teachers who genuinely care about our children. We will miss Moriches Elementary .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2010

This is a great school. I think the school day is a little short. From start to end, it's 6 hours. Factor in lunch and recess. Other than that, security is good, parents included in reaching cirriculum goals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

I am a parent who also moved here from Brooklyn and I have to say I love Moriches Elementary. My child is doing great, she loves her school and she has opportunities she would have never had in Brooklyn. I am proud of the school and I congratulate all teachers, principle and staff for all their hard work not only is my child receiving a wonderful education, I know I send my child to a school were all who work there care about the childrens safety.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2008

I have read some disappointing reviews with respect to this school and do not agree. I moved to this area from Southampton, NY as I felt my child would greatly benefirt from the academic and social principals of this school. I am very pleased with the attentive teaching and multiple opportunities for my cjild to participate and feel as though he belongs in this school. He attends Moriches as a Fifth grade student but entered as a fourth grade student and the change not only in his academic performance but his overall outlook towards school has been remarkable. I believe that the teachers as well as the administration are genuinly concerned for our childrens' advancements and preparedness for life. My husband and I could not be happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2008

As a parent of two children in this district Iam deeply concerned about the quality of education that my children are getting. I firmly believe that the classes are too large-(25 kids in my daughters 2nd grade class, 24 kids in my other daughters kindergarten class). These teachers are overwhelmed even with the help of volunteer parents, as I do and paid classroom helpers. It is obvious that there is a good degree of children who do not get any help at home or there parents do not speak English to help them with there academics. The end result is these children need more help in school which takes away from the others who are far more prepared. I could go on but I am hoping that with a bit of persistence and questioning of the administators and Board of Education that hopefully things will change for the better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2005

I think Moriches WAS one of the best elementary schools in the William Floyd School District. I actually purchased a house in an area that would ensure my children were able to attend this school. Four years into my children's education, I couldn't be happier with the quality of the teachers at this school. However, I am extremely disappointed with the lack of discipline and the fact that there are no consequences for innappropriate behavior by students. I believe the leasership at Moriches in ineffective and this is truly unfortunate for a school that has produced some of the most productive and active society members that I know.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2004

I am writing this as a parent even though I also qualify for the 'Former Student' category. We have found the principal leadership and teacher quality to be outstanding. This school (and this district in general) offer teriffic educational opportunies for all of its students. You can go as far as you want to go! Faculty and staff are supportive and approachable and attend to the individual needs of each child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2004

When I was a student at Moriches, just a few years ago, I had relatively no complaints. The majority of the teachers were interesting, and original regarding their lessons. I also felt that the music program was outstanding and has helped to contribute to the great success of our middle and high school band, chorus and orchestra students.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 17, 2004

I have been involved with Moriches for 6 years now. I have always been able to get in touch with my childs teacher when needed and he is doing wonderfully academically. I feel that the staff is dedicated and the children are their first priority.Keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2004

I have had nothing but wonderful experiences with Moriches. The teachers are dedicated and caring. The PTA is effective in fundraising and adding extra curricular activities. I was a student here over 20 years ago, I loved this school then and I'm just as happy now! My only complaint is that the classroom size is too large for effective learning and there are not enough paid aids. Encouraging parent participation is commended, but relying on it as a constant source of support for the teachers and students is unfair to both.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2004

I strongly believe that Moriches Elementary school could greatly benefit from a major overhaul of it's administrative staff members (including it's teachers). This school has done nothing academically for my child and has done nothing to put my worried mind at ease as a very concerned parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 31% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
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 2012-2013 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. 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 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
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 2012-2013 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. 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 31% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
77%
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 2012-2013 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. 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

All Students36%
Female43%
Male30%
African American29%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities9%
General population37%
English language learners14%
Proficient in English37%
Non-migrant36%

Math

All Students32%
Female30%
Male33%
African American21%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities9%
General population33%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English35%
Non-migrant32%
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students37%
Female41%
Male34%
African American14%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities8%
General population40%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%

Math

All Students50%
Female52%
Male49%
African American23%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities23%
General population53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%

Science

All Students99%
Female99%
Male99%
African American95%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic98%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities100%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students20%
Female17%
Male24%
African American19%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White16%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities0%
General population22%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant20%

Math

All Students39%
Female39%
Male40%
African American31%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities7%
General population42%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 52% 48%
Hispanic 30% 23%
Black 13% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 9%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 17%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 227%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 2%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 74%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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16 Lewis Ave
Moriches, NY 11955
Phone: (631) 874-1397

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