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Woods Road Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 410 students

 

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Posted August 23, 2012

I think this school has great potential, involved parents, good students, caring teachers and a good cirriculium however, Principal Golub does not have every childs safety as a priority. He does not speak to both families. He has his head in the sand most of the time. We need a new Principal, he has been there long enough, and you can tell he is just riding the waves til retirement. It is unfair to the kids that this potentially great school is not upto par.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2011

Saying the prinicipal is rude and unprofessional is an understatement. This principal has serious issues. He has ran this school to the ground. It would be of the best interest of the taxpayers and students to close Woods Road and let the other elementary absorb the students/teachers. OR Please re-staff the Prinicpal! Until then, if you have a choice to send your child to any other elementary school in this District - DO IT!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2009

The principal at woods road is rude and not professional!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2007

I am a parent of a first time student in the school. My expectations were far greater than what I have seen so far. I am sadly disappointed in the school. The attention to each child in the classroom seems limited due to the lack of teacher assistants available. The 'extra' activities and holiday celebrations appear to be poorly coordinated and lack structure and interest. Although the principal listens to what you have to say, [it seems] he is reluctant to implement new procedures in the school, even if it would benefit the children and teachers. What is left of playground area is outdated. The school as a whole appears to be very disorganized and chaotic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2007

Though we had only short experienced in Woods Road Elem. Sch but I'm sure my son has so many happy moments that he can share to his friends wherever he may be. The staffs and teachers are very nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2007

Woods Elementary is providing my children with an outstanding educational experience. The teachers are fantastic dedicated people. The administration is open and caring towards the children. As a parent of a special needs child I have found Woods Elementary and the North Babylon School District more than willing to do what is best for my child as well as for other children. I can not say enough good things about Woods Elementary and the North Babylon School District.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2007

My son attends Woods Road. This is his first year in this school and in this district since we moved here from Queens in August 2006. I think his teacher and the principal have been very supportive and helpful during my son's transition. He was struggling at first since the academic program at Woods Road is more challenging. He was falling behind and I reached out to his 4th grade teacher and the principal. The principal immediately went into action and sought out a tutor for my son. What we got was a wonderful teacher named Mrs. Cola who has done a magnificent job with my son. My son's teacher Mrs. Wagner also helped to inspire and to encourage my son to do well. I cannot be happier with Woods Road and all the staff. Thank you for everything. Josie Tavera
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

Great academic programs! I would however like to have them spend some more time on sports for both girls and boys. The school's principal sometimes gave too much of his personal opinion and should think before he makes announcement regarding different races.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2005

Level of parent involvement is okay however, we feel teachers should be better trained to work with situations that may arise. More knowledge is needed on their part.
—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.
English Language Arts

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

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
62%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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 30% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
70%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 1 51% 48%
Black 1 22% 19%
Hispanic 2 18% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 8% 9%
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 23%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 4%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 88%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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  • MR. STEVE B. GOLUB

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110 Woods Rd
North Babylon, NY 11703
Phone: (631) 243-4400

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