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Southold Elementary School

Public | K-6 & ungraded | 416 students

 

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Posted February 7, 2014

Worthy noting are comments by staff below! The comments are grammatically incorrect and filled with spelling errors. That is life at Southold! These are the people teaching your children. The District is more concerned with what the staff is paid and their never ending benefits. Taxes continue to rise as the student population has declined over the last 10 years. The cost per student is near $30,000! The Board of Education Members are very proud of their mess so there is little hope for a beneficial public education, that is not their priority.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2014

The Southold School District has improved significantly in their support of children with learning and attention issues since the addition of Alyse Middendorf as Director of Pupil Personnel Services.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2011

Ecellent teachers and a great principle. All staff members work as a team and there is high parent involvement. Small class sizes makes for more one on one time with the teacher
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2011

i fully agree with -n get a great tutor you will need it. The teachers o NOT care about the students! They have no enthusiasm or energy! The principal cares about the teachers but not about the students or their education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2011

Get a good tutor , you will need it. We came from other school districts and I have never seen such teacher apathy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2010

I think the fact that the most recent "glowing" reviews were written on the same day speaks volumes - perhaps there was an elitist PTA meeting the night before. Just check out the NY state rankings for this district. 'Nuff said. Also check out the grammar and spelling written by one of the teachers in their review. Terrifying!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

This school and the people working in it, care about our kids & it shows! My kids love school and I think that says alot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

Dedicated - compassionate teachers - and administration / open communication / clean / safe. Very nice school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

They have teachers who have been making a difference in my children's lives for 19 years! Lots of great experience makes them truly understand what is best for children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

Amazing kids and great teachers...who could ask for more!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Southold Elementary has the best school teachers on Long Island! They are so great with all of the kids and the kids love going to school everyday!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2008

A fairly new school building yet lacking in design and function. Friendly teachers and staff but unfortunately not the most skilled.The newest teachers are the hope for a better future, since the older ones seem to be stuck in teaching methods they earned 20 plus years ago. The PTA is more a social club of the elite not very inviting. My children are getting a medicore education. The cirriculum is not challenging or motivating. Only the basic subjects are offered, no electives. Art, gym and music are the usual offerings and not offered enough. A small school of less than 500 students should be able to offer much more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2008

Not what it purports to be. Small school with small minds. Exclusive in attitude-very discriminatory. Reading program really lacks and students suffer in late grades because of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2007

I am a teacher at tis school as well as a parent and I feel very fortunate that my son as well as myself belong to this school. I also have nieces and nephews outside the district and I know that we are doing well above what other districts do. I was very disappointed to read the one rating a parent left. I teachers are very deicated to the children of our school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 26, 2006

I have 2 children in this school (2nd & 4th grade). They constantly complain that the work is to easy & the class moves to slowly. I have compared the work given to my brothers kids of the same age but in another district and have spoken to two families that recently moved from another district. It is apparent after this comparison and conversations with the new arrivals that Southold is teaching about two years behind other schools. Teaching is primarily accomplished by giving students ditto sheets. My 2nd grade child is now being taught things he did in pre school. The school offers nothing in the way of gifted or enrichment programs. There are no extracurricular activities offered. Each of my children started this school in kindergarten and they have not so much as turned on the computers located in the classrooms. We are moving at year end.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2003

We are very fortunate to have such dedicated and competent professionals and support staff educating our children. They are providing superb instruction in a caring and non-threatening environment. Thank you!
—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.

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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 31% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
68%
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 2012-2013 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. 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 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%
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 2012-2013 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. 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 31% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
76%
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 2012-2013 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. 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 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
66%
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 2012-2013 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. 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

All Students29%
Female33%
Male24%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population32%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English32%
Non-migrantn/a

Math

All Students41%
Female46%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
Non-migrantn/a
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students39%
Female36%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population43%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Math

All Students32%
Female21%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population35%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Science

All Students93%
Female96%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students35%
Female46%
Male26%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population38%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%

Math

All Students36%
Female31%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population39%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students37%
Female45%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population42%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Math

All Students39%
Female45%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 1 79% 48%
Hispanic 1 17% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 2% 9%
Black 2 1% 19%
Two or more races 1 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 26%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 115%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 2%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 67%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. ELLEN WALDRON-O'NEILL

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420 Oaklawn Ave
Southold, NY 11971
Phone: (631) 765-5208

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