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Port Jefferson Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 531 students

 

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Posted January 7, 2014

My school is Edna Louis Elementary school in Port Jefferson, NY. While the promises of the school look great on paper in actuality the school has cut language, arts in residence, science, math enrichment and reading enrichment. My children have not learned ANY swimming skills after four years in the in school program. The children excelling in music are all privately instructed. I am currently looking for other scholastic options and plan to put my children into place where their creative and scholastic talents are valued and nurtured. As top tiered students they are left on their own. My "z" level readers have not had appropriate reading options or math enrichment in three years. I have been told to "supplement" but I cannot supplement everything! Bottom line is that the teachers are some of the highest paid on Long Island yet the education is uninspired and barely mediocre. I moved here for the school district...and am now looking to move out because of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2012

Moved here solely for schools. Interim principal, Meehan, is great. But there have been 4 principals in 3 years. Office ladies are anything but ladies. They do not greet parents or any guests upon entering office, make you stand there while they pretend you're not there. They are not caring or even sweet to them. Idk who is worse...Kelly Bates or Maureen Griffin. Seems they are competing for office hag if the school district. Considering moving just due to administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2010

The school district is going down the toilet. Departmentalization for the elementary school and other programs. Kids can't read or do basic math in third grade. The superintendent has destroyed a great district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

My grandchildren get a good education, care, and a good time here.


Posted December 27, 2007

Great school that gives each and every student exactly what they need to succeed in academics & life in general. A very small district (especially for LI) that gives personal attention to all the students. Everyone knows everyone else. There are a lot of programs for the students, including a pool.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2007

Some great but some very mediocre teachers.Your experience will depend solely on that fact. Too many specials, not enough class time. Conferences only once per year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2004

The school and teachers are great. They are wonderful and are ahead of most other state elementary schools. The school has fun academic stuff for the children and the principal, teachers, custodians, and more are fantastic! I loved it.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
72%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2011.

103 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 82% 48%
Asian 7% 9%
Hispanic 5% 23%
Two or more races 5% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 19%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 2%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 5%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 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 47%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. THOMAS MEEHAN

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500 Scraggy Hill Rd
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Phone: (631) 791-4321

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