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Centennial Avenue Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 457 students

 

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Posted November 3, 2012

Hardworking principal, dedicated staff and involved parents. 99% uniform rate , boys/girls empowerment program with enrichment programs to come. Academic success and cultural pride are big here and Centennial is well on its way to becoming a transformational school. Go Eagles!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2009

Awesome principal! Great staff. We need more parent involvement. We have to realize that we are our childrens biggest role models, not their friends. We have to find time for them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2008

The principal does try hard; however, I am still disappointed with the lack of extra-curricular activities. I would like to see more sports, language and music options available to the children and earlier than November or December. It takes too long to get the afterschool programs started and the way the programs afterschool are run can be frustrating because they are not well staffed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

The new principal is amazing. She is trying her best to unify the school and the parents. She was fomerly the principal of the top school in Roosevelt and I think she will eventually turn Centennial into the best school too. The parents need to get involved more. The other principal did not work hard to involve them so it may take some time for them to realize how important it is to have community involved in the children's lives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

The teacher are wonderful. The parents are active and they have a great PTA. They have just built a new school and moving in September 2005. Despite what is usually told the kids receive a great 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 32% in 2014.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
11%

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
31%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
40%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
12%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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 30% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
16%

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
46%
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
Black 2 44% 19%
Hispanic 2 44% 23%
White 1 11% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 0% 9%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 236%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 240%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 65%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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  • MS. BARBARA SOLOMON

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140 W Centennial Ave
Roosevelt, NY 11575
Phone: (516) 345-7400

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