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Wilson School

Public | K-5 | 403 students

 
 

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3 reviews of this school


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Posted June 4, 2008

My kids go to Wilson and we are very happy both in terms of academics as well as the nurturing atmosphere; most definitely recommend the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2005

Quality of academic is very teacher dependent, and teachers are overall extremely good, with a few well known execeptions. Caring, stimulating, appropriate, and sensitive to the needs of the individual child. Administration has weakened over the past 2-3 years, but for a long time, this school was precedent setting in its programs supporting diversity and mainstreaming. Music is available, as is art, but not strongly supported. Not enough space to have a full program. Parent involvement through PTA appears to be mainly social, and is very dominated by a few personalities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2005

this school is a good place to have children learn and make friends. I believe that this school has the right tools and teaching skills to accomplish what no other schools can. Also this school should have good teaching for the kids.
—Submitted by a 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 32% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
91%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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 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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
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 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
White 2 87% 48%
Hispanic 1 7% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 3% 9%
Two or more races 2 2% 1%
Black 2 1% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 22%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24%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 61%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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25 Buckingham Rd
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Phone: (516) 255-8910

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