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Edith L Slocum Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 368 students

 

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Posted June 23, 2014

So glad my child is finally leaving this school. We have had nothing but problems. If your child needs special ed this is not the school for you. I have a younger son who I have fought to have placed in Sycamore which has been wonderful. Hopefully he remains there because Slocum has been a nightmare!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2014

Very poorly I have been fighting with the school since my daughter was in second grade for help with her. She is now in fifth and she is getting resource room and presently failing and I still ask for help but constantly get brushed aside. They don't offer intergraded classrooms in this school, and they feel it wouldn't be right to move her. I feel she just gets pushed aside for the kids who are doing well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2010

There is a true sense of community and family at Slocum. There is a tremendous amount of parental involvement and pride. The students are challenged and cared for. I love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2009

it is a great school with a really nice and friendly staff who cares about the children going to it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2007

if you ask me this is the Best school ever!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 1, 2007

Edith L Slocum has a very warm and caring enviroment. The teachers are wonderful and the principal always looks out for the childrens' safety. You could not look for a better elementary school. This school is top notch!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2006

Excellent principal, great environment! Some of the teachers need a little more motivation and others need experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2006

This school is ok if your child does not special services.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2006

The school is one of the best on Long Island. The principal even reads to each class.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 26, 2004

Sandra Rubin is an excellent principal who leads by example. From the teachers who work for her to the activities at the school she believes that if it is not in the best interest of the students then it's not good enough for her school. She instills a sense of pride for the school & provides a safe & caring environment for learning.
—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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
55%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
87%
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 75% 48%
Hispanic 1 13% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 9% 9%
Black 1 2% 19%
Two or more races 2 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 15%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 221%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 88%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
  • MR. JOHN DELIO

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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2460 Sycamore Ave
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Phone: (631) 467-6040

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