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Baylis Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 409 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted March 30, 2011

I have put three children thru this school, so I feel I have a pretty good understanding of it. For the most part, the teachers are very good. The biggest problem with the school, and the district as a whole, is that they refuse to acknowledge and deal with problems. Their overall attitude is that "those things don't happen here" and they prefer to ignore them than take responsibility for dealing with them. Bullying is a big problem in this school. You have the have's the have not's and the wanna have's and they are the worst. This schools part of Syosset is largely populated with the wanna have's. They judge everyone on what they are wearing and how big their house is. Bullying is widespread beginning in the lower grades. The school and district refuse to address the issues directly (with parents of kids involved) but take a more general approach-hanging anti bullying signs in the lunchroom. The overpriced superintendent will not speak directly to parents. She does not respond to letters. Strong lack of professionalism.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2007

The school district is excellent, much better than average, and so is the school. The principal, though, seems to be running her own show and creating new rules as she pleases. Regarding kids' birthdays, for instance, parents can deliver a cake but not take part of the festivities. There are bathrooms for boys, young men and men (the same applies for females) and, unless you are familiar with the school and are aware of the various possibilities, you end up in the wrong bathroom and gets in trouble with the principal. Facilities: there is a lot that needs to be fixed, but nothing is done, even though the school district is very wealthy. Finally, the whole education system is state/national tests score oriented. However, language programs are great and the child does end up learning. The final evaluation is good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2006

I had two children go to Baylis and they received a great education. While there is occassionally a not-great teacher, the vast majority are excellent - especially the enrichment teacher. I give a lot of credit to the principal for maintaining a well run school. The PTA is also extremely involved and provides a lot of programs for the kids & families. The school building could use some updating (it's 50 years old) and it doesn't have a cafeteria where kids can buy lunch. Overall all though I am very pleased with the education my children received both academically and socially.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

Baylis is a good school provided the student is a typical child without any learning difficulties. Although the principal's main focus is to do great in test scores, typical children do have a relatively better education than most schools in the neighboring districts. However, if the child has any learning difficulties, the staff is not cooperative, communication between parent-teacher is minimal (if any) and the school psychologist is not sympathetic with needs of special education children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2004

I currently have three children that attend Baylis elementary (2,3, and 5). I feel that the teachers are wonderful and they work hard to meet the needs of the students. The PTA is phenomenal and parents have a chnace to be part of their children's education
—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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
95%
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. 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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2011.

67 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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. 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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
90%
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. 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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 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 75% 48%
Asian 22% 9%
Hispanic 3% 23%
Black 1% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 0%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 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 83%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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