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Summit Park Elementary School

Public | K-3 | 472 students


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Posted April 24, 2010

Summit Park Elementary students are in a caring nurturing enviroment because of the Principal (Mrs Kim J. Hewlitt, her teachers, and support staff. Community individuals and organizations have on going programs to assist identified students in strengthening their skills. This does not add needed money but it provides nuturing. Additional funds can always be utilized and would be appreciated to improve/continue services for the children.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 14, 2010

Summit Park is a great elementary school that serves a diverse community. We residents are concerned that our local public schools are not being funded enough to provide a quality education. The children in our community need to be prepared for the 'real' world and to have high expectations for their future. Summit Park Elementary school is an example of people committed to help make productive citizens out of our children. Everyone should have access to the tools needed to benefit students and not only those who can afford a private education. A vote for our school is not only a vote for our community but for the future of our country!

Posted June 3, 2009

I taught for over 30 years in a different county. I have never seen an elementary school with all of the students and staff so focused on learning. No matter what time of the day I've been in the building, everyone is engaged. Children appear to be enjoying themselves as they work. Staff members frequently put in extra time both before and after school. The administration is accessible and handles everything in a timely manner.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 3, 2005

Both of my daughters have gone through all four grades at this school, and it has surpassed our expectations. Summit Park offers universal bussing; small classrooms; and many programs, including gifted and special needs. Most important, however, are the high-caliber faculty and staff who seem truly devoted to each and every student. The school provides a warm, caring, safe and stimulating environment, with great attention to individual student needs. It's a great place for a kid to start school.
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Posted May 20, 2004

My daughter is in Summit Park 1st grade and the experiance there for her and I have been wonderful. We had a couple of problems and Mrs. Hewlett and Mrs. Gonzales gave their immediate attention and got it straightened out. Compared to the school my daughter was in last year (which was another E. Ramapo school) are much more friendly. The school is much cleaner and well organized. I am very happy being there. I just wish they had after school activities.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 3, 2004

My daughter is enrolled in the Special Ed. class since first grade and is now in second. My wife and I are very impressed with the amount of individualized attention she receives, however we feel she does not get enough mainstreaming experiences with regular ed. students.
—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.

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English Language Arts

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

128 students were tested at this school in 2014.







The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

131 students were tested at this school in 2014.






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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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 1 48% 19%
Hispanic 2 37% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 9% 9%
White 2 5% 48%
Two or more races 1 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 121%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 192%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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 79%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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925 Rt 45
New City, NY 10956
Phone: (845) 577-6290


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