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Tackan Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 539 students

 

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Posted June 5, 2012

Excellent school! I transition my little one from homeschooling to Kindergarten and it was such a loving welcome. The principal cares a lot and the teachers are very sweet. Staff is very nice too. This school is a blessing. Thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2009

it is really organizied and has great teachers i just think there can be a better nature mall and playgroud.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2007

principal is great and well as the teachers. however we have the worst playground in the school district and the superintendent will not put it onto our budget to fix. it is a safety issue and she tells us it is just a playground. i guess the obesity levels in the schools is not a priority either.
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Posted May 17, 2006

The teachers are first rate. They really care for the students needs. The teachers relate to the children as if they are their own. Their preparation for standardized tests is first rate. The music department really prepares the chidren well. My daughter loved the fact that she had an insructor that was geared toward having the children perform at their best . More than adequate time was provided for tutoring. Parent Involvement is about normal to other schools that my daughter attended, about average. This school does provide an excellent education.
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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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
85%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

98 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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
84%
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 1 86% 48%
Hispanic 2 7% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 4% 9%
Black 2 2% 19%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 23%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 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 66%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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99 Midwood Ave
Nesconset, NY 11767
Phone: (631) 382-2675

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