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Tuckahoe School

Public | PK-8 | 361 students

 

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Posted January 8, 2010

Tuckahoe is a nice school, but the need for academic improvement cannot be denied, a fact substantiated by Great Schools' mediocre rating of 6 and the truth that many families left the district prematurely. The writer below can't imagine that the 'one size fits all' approach that works fine for their child does not really fit all. Many parents are excited about the possibilies that a new direction brings, but are not vocal because of the type of nastiness spewed by a handful of parents like the one below, who accused another writer with differing opinions of having personal problems and vendettas (which IS really make believe). Adminisration change is completely normal in all districts. Our great teachers remain, THEY are the ones who our kids deal with daily and touch them the most. It's time to let the anger go so the school can move forward in a positive direction.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2010

Tuckahoe is an awesome environment for students, thanks in part to the tireless efforts of the leadership referred to in the most recent post. The teachers, parents and community are saddened to have a shameful few, very shameful and fortunately very few, make a mockery of our school and community. What the few have done to our school district is a disgrace. The Tuckahoe Community overwhelmingly, yes, overwhelmingly supported the leadership of this school district. The last entry here on this site is obviously a parent who has a personal problem and vendetta. The parents, students and teachers overwhelmingly supported the leadership that was forced to leave due to the shameful few who we all know by name. Fortunately for us Tuckahoe Parents, the shameful few (and we all know who you are) will soon be replaced through new board elections and harmony will again resume for all of us who love Tuckahoe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2009

Tuckahoe has been tremendous for my children. Thank you to all the parents, teachers and leadershistaff who have helped shape my children's future for the better. Schools like this are hard to find. I feel very fortunate to live here and to know my children are being nurtured and encouraged to become outstanding individuals as well as excellent students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2009

Tuckahoe tends to teach to the mean and both kids at the top end and low end suffer a lot. There is a low expectation from kids here. It's easy to get high grades because of the lack of challenge. Also many teachers really don't care all that much and aren't driven to help kids learn. They 'instruct' rather than 'teach'. Administration has real problems. I understand that all schools have some problems but the parents at this school that think it's such a wonderful place have blinders on and have drank the koolaid. I for one want better for my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2009

Tuckahoe School is a fabulous school and is unique compared to other public schools. The staff seems welcoming and instruction seems to always be on the cutting edge. It is a Pk-8 school, so middle school students are in the same building as elementary students. Middle school teaching is exceptional and the outdoor educational program is wonderful, thanks to the science team that coordiantes the trips. They also have a very dedicated and energetic superintendent who has been leading the district for a long time now (rather young). The new assistant principal also seems very nice. I can't say enough about how good this school is, despite the demographic challenges the east end is facing. The teachers really helped prepare my child for high school. Thanks to all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2008

The reality is that Tuckahoe is not really the first class school that everyone seem to be making it out to be. Tuckahoe has some real problems. Academic challenge is low. Tuckahoe plays to the middle - advanced students are not challenged adequately and there is no gifted and talented program. There are also very strong challenges due to population and demographics. There are also problems with the administration of this school because of the fact that the superintendant also acts as principal. This kills any kind of accountability. On top of that Tuckahoe is a common school district meaning that there are only three school board members which again kills accountability. That being said there are some good things particularly that children get a chance to stay younger longer because they are staying in an elementary environment until going to high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2007

This is a fabulous school! It's the gem on the east end. The teachers are child-centered, and principal has a real knack for hiring quality.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

This school is as good as it gets. A private school atmosphere in a public school. Great music program and art program. Tremendous amount of parent involvement. Fabulous principal and support staff. We wish they provided High School education as well. When our older son graduated from Tuckahoe we sent him to private school, as nothing else matched up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2006

my daughter has attended tuckahoe school since pre-k. She started kindergarten in september 05 and was promoted to the first grade in october 05. the level of education is outstanding. the exposure to many different areas at such a young age is great. the number of students pre-k -8 is less than 400, which makes for a private school atmoshere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2005

School needs help but is getting better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2005

The student to teacher ratio is too high. There should be more programs during and after school for talented and gifted children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2005

the most dedicated teachers you will ever meet. my children struggled in Greenport school district to A's!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
15%

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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
24%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

35 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
86%
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 29% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
88%
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 29% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
77%
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 36% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%
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
Hispanic 1 53% 23%
White 2 42% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 3% 9%
Black 1 3% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 225%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 132%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 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 70%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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Southampton, NY 11968
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