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Syosset, NY
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157 Robbins Lane
Syosset, NY 11791

(516) 364-5804
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May 12, 2015
The parents and kids are not nice at this school. The teachers and learning environment is great. The PTA Moms are obnoxious, need to grow up and stop acting like they're in high school.

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August 22, 2013
Robbins Lane is great school. There are many programs for the students. I hope they can move after school program site to Robbins Lane, because the current site is too far for my daughter.

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October 16, 2012
The school overall is good. We moved to Syosset for the schools, but the PTA moms are terrible. They come with a lot of attitude and that in turn reflects on their kids - especially the girls. I have always been a proponent for parents' involvement in their kids' school, but this PTA is really pushing it. It's very exclusive, the VPs are very partial to their friends and the principal plays along. There should be a line drawn by the school and other parents should get a chance to speak their minds. It's as if the moms are back in high school. The teachers are good otherwise. My daughter is a current student and loves the school. It's the moms like us that feel otherwise.

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June 03, 2012
My daughter is in the first grade here,really love the academic program and most of the teachers,but the parents are unbelievable! Very cliquey and uncooperative,the PTA is like a social hangout for moms,it has not changed much in years, and they don't welcome newcomers and ignore any feedback from parents of new students. Also, seems like the teachers and principal are almost scared of these PTA moms and their kids do get extra attention.

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June 01, 2011
I am a parent, my daughter attended Robbins Lane and my son is currently attending kindergarten. Cant say enough great things about this school, the teachers are very attentive, the PTA is very active and kids are exposed to music, foreign language, computers, math and science right from kindergarten. My daughter was fortunate to have attended this school and was accepted in the honors program for gifted students known as "project beyond". Project Beyond is like a mini MBA for elementary school kids, that prepares you for higher education. She contines to excel in middle school because of the opportunities given to her at Robbins lane. Its a great school that prepares you for middle school and the academics are par none.

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May 09, 2011
I have two children in School here, girl (older) and boy. Girl doing fine despite a couple of real bad teachers (I met them) and who boy had trouble adjusting in first two weeks of kindergarten. Principal shows zero tolerance. Boy actually suspended for a week for throwing a crayon at little girl. Big deal made by prima dona parent. Principal thinks zro tolerance works in little kid who has no idea what she did. Principal very lazy - - hates any kid who misbehaves. BAD SCHOOL overall.

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March 24, 2011
My two children attended Robbins Lane. Overall, we have had a positive experience. Mostly excellent teaching staff...some extremely effective and nurturing teachers. Only one bad experience and that teacher is no longer at the school. A great deal of parent involvement and a strong PTA. On the down side, I have not been pleased with the principal and have heard many other complaints by other parents. However, I have heard that she is no longer on staff and has been replaced by an interim principal. There has been no information about what direction this is heading so more information is needed. Another heads up about the school is that some of the students, like their parents, can be snobby and cliquey. There are lots of warm and wonderful families as well...just need to choose your associations wisely.

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September 29, 2010
we just moved to this district. I have the same feeling the other parent has. This school is terrible. The principle only wants to make her life eaiser.They only want good ones, not tough kids.when there is a tough kid, even though at very young age, they do all extreme punishment, including too frequently take to pricinpal office. They even suspend kindergardener when school just started 2 weeks, when kids just started adjust to school system from daycare. Even though they told you they work hard on your kid, how hard it can be in two weeks?!! I think they work hard to legally support them to get rid of tough kids. They have 0 tolerance on kids.

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January 19, 2010
Good school but I'm not thrilled with the Principal who does not seem interested in the kids, but prefers to take the easiest way out for herself or whatever is most convenient to herself. Most teachers are very dedicated here and are excellent. Of course there are some bad apples. District should revise policy on teachers who take extended absences during the school year. If a teacher does not start the school year then the permanent substitute should be allowed to remain to finish the rest of the year, because both the teacher and the kids have already established relationships and know each student's strengths and weaknesses. Changing teachers in the middle of the year, especially for elementary age kids, is so disruptive and counterproductive. Of course teachers are allowed leaves and retain salary and job, but the policy should be re-examined to factor in the kid's educational needs.

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May 19, 2009
Super teachers who put their effort in to helping the children excel not just passing the state minimum test scores like so many other districts. Lots of extra's if you are willing to take the time to get your children involved. Great low cost summer enrichment program. High parent involvement, parents are pretty much expected to be involved. Yes taxes are high and there is no full cafeteria however the PTA runs a good lunch program which meets the needs of most otherwise what's wrong with brown bagging it?

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March 07, 2009
Excellent teachers, staff, and students!

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September 27, 2008
We had the best teachers now most of them are gone we will miss mrs rhinehardt mrs.Cohen mrs schwartz mrs ettinger shes still there. This school was ok watch out for the rest

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September 26, 2008
Do not buy in the Robbins Lane district! Avg school - high taxes. Overcrowded classrooms, no cafeteria, no afterschool activities - the district is on the downslide

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May 29, 2007
My son is in the first grade at Robbins Lane. The academics are terrific. Starting in K, all children are exposed to a foreign language. They also have PE, art, music and library! Both his teachers have been very in-tune with the children's individual needs and parent-teacher communication is ongoing, not only at report card time.

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February 21, 2006
excellent academic program, strong at art high parent involment

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August 27, 2004
I feel that Robbins Lane is an OK school. Both of my children attend this scholl and they have had mediocre teachers. I moved to the district for the schools but I do not see why htey are so wonderful.

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Robbins Lane Elementary School
157 Robbins Lane, Syosset, NY  11791
(516) 364-5804
Last modified Robbins Lane Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Robbins Lane Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top