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Robbins Lane Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 479 students

 

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Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2009

Excellent teachers, staff, and students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2006

excellent academic program, strong at art high parent involment
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
81%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
85%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 1 65% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 31% 9%
Hispanic 1 4% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Black 1 0% 19%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 23%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 10%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

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

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 71%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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157 Robbins Ln
Syosset, NY 11791
Phone: (516) 364-5804

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