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Medford Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 580 students

 

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Posted May 18, 2014

Teachers are amazing and really have challenged my child to be on a 2nd grade reading level kindergarten!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2011

Teachers are Second to none!!!! I have had two children attend Medford Ave and one just going in. The District has just changed the Administration and they have gotten rid of the Principal that everyone is complaining about. The PTA is Great and parents are very involved. The school provides a great service to the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2010

My children have had good teacheers with the exception of maybe two. The school is ok, if your child is a willing learner. The principal on the other hand leaves alot to be desired.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2009

So unhappy with the quality of the education my child has received at this school. The curriculm is not challenging enough and teachers must focus so much attention on students with special needs that other children get ignored. My child will not be returning next year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2008

The PTA members are very warm and caring to all and are a true asset to our school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2008

My first child had entered into Kindergarten this year. My first experience with schools has become Horrible because of Medford Elementary. This school is not warm and welcoming. Parents are Not allowed into the school, only up to the sign in desk. If a parent needed to carry a big project in for their child, they are not allowed past the sign in desk.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2007

The teachers are wonderful. Parent involvement is great. My only complaint is this school need a new Principal(ASAP).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2007

The teachers are wonderful and the parent involvement is good, but the Principal is another story.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2006

I took my child out of Catholic school this year and he now attends Medford Elementry. This school has so much more to offer than the Catholic school. He is so happy and doing so well and the teachers are wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2005

parent involvement is encouraged and the principal of this school is amazing. He promotes an atmosphere of fun, encouragement and understanding!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

Principal Gamberg is wonderful. He spends time with his students and places enormous importance on reading. My son is in kindergarten and knows the principals name. He comes into the classrooms and reads to the 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.
English Language Arts

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
5%

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
14%

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
43%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
16%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
45%
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
Hispanic 2 51% 23%
White 1 40% 48%
Black 2 5% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 2% 9%
Two or more races 1 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 130%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 262%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 3%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 68%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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School Leader's name
  • MS. MARIA ANDREOTTI

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281 Medford Ave
Patchogue, NY 11772
Phone: (631) 687-8300

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