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Huntington K 8 School

Public | K-8 & ungraded | 911 students

 

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Posted March 30, 2014

one of the word schools i've ever seen, the new principal is terrible cursing and yellin at the students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2013

I feel Huntington has come a long way. Both of my children have been attending school here since kindergarten. My son is transitioning into the sixth grade and my daughter into the fourth. I have had my shares of disgruntled teachers and unorganized events/classrooms. But I must say the teachers and staff for the last three years have been on point. The Say Yes program is also a huge deal as my children have adapted quite nicely with the extracurricular activities they offer as well as all the after school homework help and guidance the teachers offer. All in all I think Huntington is a great school and every year I see improvement. Keep up the hard work,and Mr.Parrillo, you will be missed :(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2013

Huntington is a good school. I like that they offer K-8th grade. They also have very caring and attentive teachers that work hard to make sure your child understands the curriculum and isn't afraid to speak up or ask questions if they need something. I have had a pleasant experience with the staff and teachers for two years. I'm hoping this continues as I will be having our second child also attend Huntington next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2007

My experience with Huntington School has not been so great. My sons teacher is a fantastic person who is very caring about the kids in his class. The classroom is very unorganized and very noisy. There is no control. The kids that misbehave take all the attention and those who behave are falling through the cracks and are not getting an education. I also feel the school needs a dress code there are a lot of inappropriately dressed young girls.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2006

This rating is given for the school year of 2006-07. I make this a point because there is a new principal who is far more involved, easier to work with, and qualified. The other administrators are also hardworking and involved. The teachers are very involved and very qualified. There is one teacher that goes above and beyond. He treats the students as family and runs his classroom in a very efficient way. He pushes his students above and beyond. His homework is quite extensive and his students love it. My child has never been so happy to sit down to 2hours of homework and is very exited to go back. Every student should have a teacher like mine did in 5th grade. Parent envolvment is extensive for neighborhood children and is hit and miss for bussed students. If you have a chance to get Mr. S- DO IT!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2005

Huntington school is as any other syracuse city school. I feel that the principal makes less decision making than the vice prinipal. As far the extracurricular activity, this is the best quality of the school. They have many activities for students to choose from including basketball,volleyball,laccross, weightlifting,ect.I will now stress that much of the information in this rating is of my own opinion.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 11, 2004

My child had an OK time at Huntington. The teachers wouldn't help her afterschool, though. We continuously called trying to make appointments, the teachers were too busy I guess. This is a very social school. Very proper, very clean.
—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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
29%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
42%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
31%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
30%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
41%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
11%

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
8%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
32%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
44%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
11%

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
28%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

85 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
0%

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
20%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%
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
White 1 49% 48%
Black 2 35% 19%
Hispanic 1 9% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 4% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 2% 1%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 18%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 171%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 5%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 20%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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School Leader's name
  • MR. MARC PARRILLO

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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400 Sunnycrest Rd
Syracuse, NY 13206
Phone: (315) 435-4565

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