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Fort Salonga Elementary School

Public | K-3 | 524 students


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Posted April 25, 2011

Administration is bad. They suspend 5 year olds from school for weeks! Who suspends 5 year olds for a day much less weeks! Much less for your constitional right to defend yourself. And the aggressor didn't get in trouble at all! And no one was hurt or cried or complained. And the whole event lasted less then 5 seconds. Move out like I am for your childrens sake. I rated the teacher and parents so low as to who could not stand up to an administration like this. As after this I heard from many parents who said things like "get a lawyer" "OO I know all about that building I had kids go through there" " my wife is always butting heads with that building administration" I am deeply saddened by how right the district thinks they are in doing this to a 5 year old. And they are a progressive district so the next punishment will be worse. Hmm 12 more yrs to go. Whats the chance a 5 year old won't mess up in the next 3 years much less 12? Maybe 6 months for cutting the lunch line in 2nd grade... pure speculation but thats the path they are on.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 24, 2010

We love Fort Salonga Elem school because of the great teachers, caring staff and cheerful school...whenever you enter you feel the hug.
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Posted August 3, 2009

Both of my children went to Fort Salonga Elementary. AMAZING experience. Their kindergarten teachers were fantastic and their first grade teacher was a cut above the rest. Mr. Branca is the best. The principal is very friendly and caring. GREAT school.
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Posted March 27, 2007

Fort Salonga Elementary is a very friendly and wonderful school. We are very impressed with the principal, who has over 16 years experience and an optimistic personality with a very strong commitment and passion for academic and social success of the students! Great security and a wonderful charming community! The PTA is warm, welcoming and very informative! Impressive balanced literacy workshop by teachers! Great community and a very beautiful place! Keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent

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English Language Arts

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

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.







The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

104 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
White 2 92% 48%
Hispanic 2 4% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 2% 9%
Black 1 1% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 4%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28%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 71%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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39 Sunken Meadow Rd
Northport, NY 11768
Phone: (631) 269-3364


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