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Smith Street Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 458 students

 

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Posted October 1, 2008

This school is by far the best and continues to thrive in all areas!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2006

Hello, Smith Street Elementary School is he best school on Long Island. The teachers are very supportive and treated the student as their own. It is only a pity that this school does not go to the 12th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2006

Hello! to all and may God bless you. I have many great things to say about Smtih St. I have 2 children in this school since Kindergarten and I could only say that the teachers have been wonderful. The support that comes from the teachers and all staff is just a blessing. I wish that this school had k-8 instead of k-5.I am thankful for all the effort and the motivation that comes not only from the teachers but from the Admin staff. We all work hand in hand to better our children's education. And I'm looking foward for my youngest son to attend Smith st.and learn from the best on the Island.
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Posted September 25, 2004

Hello to all. I have 2 children in Smith Street School and I think this school is excellent. The teachers are supportive,caring and always available. I believe this is one of the best schools on Long Island.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 32% in 2014.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
65%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
82%
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 2 50% 23%
Black 1 46% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 2% 9%
Two or more races 1 1% 1%
White 1 1% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 17%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48%N/A43%
Source: 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 58%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. LYNNDA M. NADIEN

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780 Smith St
Uniondale, NY 11553
Phone: (516) 918-2002

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