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Sea Cliff Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 365 students

 

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Posted May 16, 2013

Teacher (Goetz kindergarten) is great. Principle is kind and smart. Superintendent helpful. My child is very happy here Learning a lot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2010

Sea Cliff has small classes and (for the most part) excellent teachers. Unfortunately, in the six years my son has been there the school has has four principals. It would be nice if someone stuck around for a while.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2007

We have a child in second grade and couldn't be more pleased! The teachers love kids and it comes through in a variety of ways. Yes, we do pay high taxes, but having a school like this makes it all worth it. It's a small town feel, everyone is friendly and wants students to succeed and reach their full potential. From the administration to the hall monitor, you won't find any better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2006

I have been A Teacher for the past 10 plus years and I can tell you.. this is one the greatest schools not a lot of people know about on Long Island. By the start of 1st grade most kids are reading at 2nd grade level.. teachers are GREAT! and due to the no school bus service.. it gives the place a small home town feel (best thing that could happen to a school),.. everyone at 8:15 is walking their kids to school laughing and talking to other parents,students and the teachers..most places bus the kids and the parents never meet the other students or parents they just put the kids and on bus and say goodbye and are there when the bus drops the kid off... playground is a meeting spot after school..everyone knows everyone and watches out for everyone and their children.. A hidden treasure..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2006

The school is wonderful. The atmosphere is very Mayberry like.The teachers are excellent with very few exceptions. Two complaints, the special education department is truely inferior and disorganized,they are not very generous with services and our tax dollars. Also, Sea Cliff does not believe in the importance of teaching a second language. Our taxes are very high and I find both unexceptable. Move here for a great community and friendly people. It's a really nice place to raise children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2006

Great school in a great village. Needs to move to full day kindergarten and must continue to improve in the area of literacy instruction. Still a great place for children and families.
—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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
94%
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

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

80 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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
96%
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 1 86% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 6% 9%
Hispanic 2 5% 23%
Two or more races 2 2% 1%
Black 1 1% 19%
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 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 5%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 49%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. CHRIS ZUBLIONIS

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280 Carpenter Ave
Sea Cliff, NY 11579
Phone: (516) 277-7501

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