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Briarcliff School

Public | K-1 | 263 students


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Posted October 29, 2013

briarcliff elementary is a wonderful school, and i find that each and everyone that works there truly cares for the children, my son has a disability and i feel the school and the district truly wants to see him succeed in his future and i am truly touched and blessed to have moved here.
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Posted March 27, 2008

This is my daughter's 1st year at Briarcliff and I'm very happy with the school. She comes home excited & filled with new ideas. The principal is very hands on and the staff is very nice. In 2 years my son will be going to this school & I can't wait. The teachers are wonderful. I like how the kids are able to play & socialize with the other students. Some school do not even have toys in their classrooms. There is a time to learn & a time to play. It's a long day for them. Briarcliff balances how much time is spent learning & free time. That to me is very important. Remember parents it's only kindergarten.
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Posted March 30, 2007

My son attends Briarcliff, as an educator in a neighboring district I can say Briarcliff is ahead in teaching academics. The children are exposed to computers twice a week.My son completed the Spanish program as well. He has a great teacher who cares and loves to teach. We love the school!
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Posted March 9, 2007

Our child transferred out of this school in 1st grade. Briarcliff needs to focus on laying down a strong foundation of basics such as reading, writing and arithmetic before it attempts to branch out into 'fun' and 'innovative' extras such as 'writer's workshop'.
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Posted August 14, 2006

Briarcliff is Kindergarten and 1st grade. What I loved most about the school is the amount of exposure to new and interesting things including art & science. They have book fairs and lots of social events that the parents are encouraged to be a part of whether it's helping organize the event or just to see the children's socialization and progress. They are enlightened and encouraged everyday to be curious and to develop a love of learning. They are challenged and rewarded and celebrated and now that my son is going to the Wading River School I will miss Briarcliff, but I'm looking forward to 2009 when my daughter will attend.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 1 93% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 2% 9%
Hispanic 2 2% 23%
Two or more races 2 2% 1%
Black 2 1% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 2%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 5%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

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Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

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Master's degree and above 67%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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18 Tower Hill Rd
Shoreham, NY 11786
Phone: (631) 821-8200


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