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Wading River School

Public | 1-5 | 434 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted February 5, 2014

My daughter is Dyslexic and also struggles with ADHD. The school has given her many accommodations. She receives speech services and is also in a social group. She is involved in a Wilson Reading program and in an 11 to one class. She has use of a laptop and calculator when needed. I could not ask for anything else. Whatever we ask for or feel will benefit our daughter the school has given her,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2012

My son is a 4th grade student who is doing well at this school. It is the luck of the draw with certain teachers. My son also had the "burned out 1st grade teacher" it was a miserable year. The next year he had a wonderful teacher, Mrs. Steinbrecher. My son is a great student and is becoming prepared for middle school as a result of his experiences at this school. He also has an organized teacher this year, and he is doing well. In any school it really depends on the teacher, this is a safe school with little cultural diversity, parents are mostly involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

A terrific school for learning and the whole community participates.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2009

Principal does not take action. He talks about making changes but has little follow through. There is one teacher who is in the prinpals words is 'burned out' He however feels placing her back in first grade is a good idea. Overall the school is well run. Most of the teachers care and the parents seem to care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2004

Principal comes off as a friendly man, but doesn't take action when parents have an issue or concern. Says safety is a priority, but culture and procedures of the school do not substantiate this claim.
—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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
32%

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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
79%
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 91% 48%
Hispanic 2 5% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 1% 9%
Black 1 1% 19%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 11%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 75%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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1900 Wadng Rvr Mnr Rd
Wading River, NY 11792
Phone: (631) 821-8253

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