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Idle Hour Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 343 students

 
 

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Posted March 2, 2011

Over-all the staff is very good and the principal is OUTSTANDING, she does an outstanding job at this school and should be very proud of herself and staff, I am.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

Great teachers who always focus on the childrens needs


Posted January 17, 2010

Outstanding administration and staff. Wonderful atmosphere in a well-kept building. Student test results top the scale.


Posted December 6, 2009

Teachers are spoiled and overrated. Principal is a phony!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

I think idle hour is a family ,friendly school. The staff knows evrey child by there first name. The teachers care so much about the children. Everyone is involed including the princapal in all the activities. My daughter just love this school .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

We had a wonderful experience in Idle Hour. My 4 daughters were involved with clubs and music and loved their teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2004

I agree .... The principle does not care about the children, it is about her getting ahead. Alot of the non-active parents don't know. The active parents and teachers try to keep the morale up, thank God...it would be a '5' school without her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2004

The principle does not care about the children, it is about her getting ahead. Alot of the non-active parents don't know. The active parents and teachers try to keep the morale up, thank God...it would be a '5' school without her.
—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 31% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
81%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%
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 31% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%
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 Students48%
Female52%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Non-migrant48%

Math

All Students42%
Female40%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English42%
Non-migrant42%
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 Students39%
Female52%
Male23%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population39%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%

Math

All Students40%
Female41%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population42%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%

Science

All Students98%
Female100%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
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

English Language Arts

All Students35%
Female44%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population38%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English35%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%

Math

All Students29%
Female31%
Male27%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population30%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%
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

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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 90% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 5% 9%
Hispanic 1 3% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 1%
Black 2 1% 19%
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 3%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 211%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 81%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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334 Idle Hour Blvd
Oakdale, NY 11769
Phone: (631) 244-2306

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