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Mount Sinai Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 872 students

 

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Posted February 27, 2014

Mount Sinai is a great school as long as your child does not require special education. The children who really need the help do not receive it. Mount Sinai only offers the basics and pushes the children through the system. The school district has a great reputation for high grades but that is because the district includes gym, music and art to their GPAs. In elementary school the children are not taught critical thinking skills, they were not prepared for common core at all and the low scores district wide proved it. The district states they are "working on it" when questioned about common core and how they are going to improve the scores. They now want the children to learn critical thinking skills over night. The majority of graduates go to private schools because their children can not get into SUNY schools because they do not have chemistry in high school. They cannot get into chem. because they do not have critical thinking skills. The teachers are good and want to help but also need to listen to the district leadership to keep their positions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2013

mount sinai elementary is a great school with caring teachers, parents and faculty. couldnt be happier with my decision to move to this district!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2009

To all you that actually complain about Mt Sinai, try those other schools like Middle Country or Wyndanch and see what it is like-Mt Sinai is an exception school with exceptional caring teachers!! It is also a very safe school for your child with before and after school programs. So before you bash the school's teachings, investigate how well this school actually is-BLUE RIBBON!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

There is great community spirit and support. The teachers love the children and the parents involvement is welcomed. The principal truly is 'gentle to the core' and guides the students with positive guidelines rather than fear. The elementary school participates in homecoming for the district and the participation is wonderful. The school has been featured in Newsday's Futurecorp numerous times for above and beyond community service,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2009

Great teachers as well as administrators. The Principle is a nice kind man who really looks out for the children and there individual needs
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2009

I agree that kindergarten should be full day but mount sinai is a blue ribbon schoo; districs witch means 1 of the top on long island, although the teachers are tough coming frim rocky point the learning and teacher support is great. i am a freshman in the high school. graduate year is 2012
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2008

I love this school district, across the board! Read up on other districts, and this one has great results! I also strongly disagree with the uber parents who feel that full day kindergarten is a must. Our town sent us the breakdown of what children do in full day as opposed to half, and they are only getting FLUFF! for the rest of the full day, as the state of New York mandates that full day kindergartners must have frequent rest and snack times in addition to phys ed, music, lunch and recess. The additional time does not add up to one minute more of classroom learning time than the half day program. My husband works two jobs so that I can be home with my kids during these important years. I am thrilled that my children have been so gently and lovingly introduced to ed. at this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2008

My son was enrolled in Mt Sinai through 1st grade. It is not the school for the average or above-average student. The children only had kindergarten for half-day. My son was quite advanced and the school would not provide suitable instruction
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2007

my son just finished kindergarten and I was very pleased.I strongly disagree with the parent who says they were doing this stuff in pre-school.I was shocked at what they learn in kindergaten.They also regoninzed my son had a reeding problem,it was adressed early enough he got help and know is reading great.I am very happy with the warmth and kindness when you enter the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

not a great school. THe first grade is doing work that my son did in preschool. No gifted and talented. In first grade they are reading sentences like 'I can swim.' come on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2004

My son is in Kindergarten. He is very advanced and was tested outside the school and found to be at grade level 2.6 He had no special teachings. He already reads and is doing adding, subtracting and some fractions. His teacher didn't help much, she let him read to the class once or twice. He was so bored he would try to play and maybe not want to learn to glue letters to sticks everyday! We are taking him out of this school and putting him into private school, where he will learn new things and be treated as an intelligent boy, instead of a troublemaker!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
76%
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.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
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 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 Students39%
Female44%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities7%
General population46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%
Non-migrant39%

Math

All Students37%
Female35%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities3%
General population42%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English37%
Non-migrant37%
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 Students50%
Female55%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities6%
General population56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%

Math

All Students40%
Female41%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities11%
General population44%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%

Science

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities80%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
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

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 1 88% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 5% 9%
Hispanic 1 5% 23%
Black 2 1% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
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 24%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 77%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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118 N Country Rd
Mount Sinai, NY 11766
Phone: (631) 870-2600

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