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Hewitt School

Public | K-5 | 453 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted June 10, 2014

Hewitt is a terrific school in a wonderful district. The teachers and principal are very engaged in the welfare of the children and there are many enriching programs at the school, including foreign language and music. The class size for my current kindergartener has been an issue this year, unfortunately, as we just skirted the class cap - resulting in 3 crowded classes at this grade level. My fourth grader thankfully has not had to face this issue, as his grade consistantly surpassed the cap at the grade level, keeping his class sizes at a reasonable level. Overall, Hewitt is wonderful and we love being a part of the school community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2014

Hewitt is a wonderful, nurturing, well rounded elementary school. There are many advantages, programs and extra curricular activities that allow the school to raise the bar and maintain their level of performance. The principal of Hewitt is extremely professional, possessing the right amount of care and concern for her staff and students. As a parent, I appreciate the no nonsense attitude, this works because you have a community of parents who support these ideals and hold true to their own support and praise for the school, it's teachers and administrators. After much thought and research on which neighborhood to lay down our roots, we're very glad that we chose R.V.C. Biggest negative to Hewitt is the class size.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

5th year as a parent of a Hewett student and there are pros and cons: Pros-great parent involvement, tight-knit parent connmunity, fun school events. Cons-large class size, no gifted program, confusing schedule, no seperate lunch facilities, kids have no place to play at recess on rainy days (lunch is in the gym), 4th and 5th graders are not allowed on play equipment (only school in the district that does this), principal is not a team player and doesn't partner well with parents. Given a choice I'd send my kids to Riverside.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2005

You would be extremely happy to send your child to Hewitt...This is my daughter's 2nd year here and I have been more than satisfied with the level of academia...the language arts program is superb...The involvement of the staff and the method in which they guide the children through their comfort zone yet always have them striving for the next level is a credit to their abilities...I was torn between private school and sending my daughter to Hewitt when Kindergarten approached and after careful consideration I am not disappointed with my decision...I also give credit to the 6 day week whereas, for instance, the children go to physical education on days 1,3 & 5...Book Exchange through the language arts program in the library and Stellar on day 4...as well as music on days 4 and 6 and Art on day 2...It seems confusing but it is a well rounded program...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2005

My son has been in the school since Kindergarten and both he and us his parents have had a wonderful experience. Caring teachers, focus on education and a careful eye to give all students what they individually need to succeed has made for a child who loves to go to school and learn. Our only concerns is that there seems to be a growing amount of students for the capacity of this school and if allowed to continue, could hurt the quality of education our son receives.
—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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
71%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
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 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 Students65%
Female71%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant65%

Math

All Students43%
Female37%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
Non-migrant43%
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 Students65%
Female77%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities10%
General population75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%

Math

All Students52%
Female47%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities10%
General population59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%

Science

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities90%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
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 Students59%
Female72%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities17%
General population72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%

Math

All Students32%
Female31%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities6%
General population41%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%
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 88% 48%
Black 2 5% 19%
Hispanic 1 5% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 2% 9%
Two or more races 1 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 20%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 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 57%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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446 Hempstead Ave
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Phone: (516) 255-8913

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