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Wantagh School

Public | K-5 | 713 students

 
 

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Posted June 21, 2011

Great elementary school, provides a strong fundemental base for the childs further learning. Strong teachers, good administration and strong parent involvement through the PTA. The school is quite large for an elementary school.


Posted April 29, 2010

I have quadruplets so I have the unique opportunity to see each grade through the majority of teachers in that grade as my children are all in separate classes. The teachers in Wantagh Elementary School are knowledgeable, creative, loving, concerned, accomodating and hard working. The Principal has earned the NYState Principal of the Year award and deserves every accolade! The Assistant Principal is wonderful with the children and runs a tight ship! The PTA is strong and does great things for the kids and the staff of the entire school. We have mainstream and inclusion students in every grade and a strong related services team. Our administration really listens when our parents voice our opinions and moves quickly to work together utilizing all the available resources. It is a wonderful environment to raise and educate children in!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

The teachers go above and beyond what is required of them to ensure our children get the best possible education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2008

My three children attended the Wantagh School.Their experiences have been wonderful and prepared them very well for the upper grades.The accolades may be outdated,but still well deserved to this day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

Having had 2 children go through Wantagh School I would like to say we are the same as any other district. You have great teachers and you have bad teachers. If you are more involved with your child and their schoolwork they will do better. As far as 'award winning' these awards are from the early 90's. It's time to either retest the school or stop bragging over an award that is over 15 years old.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2006

My children are in first and second and I believe that the school is wonderful. By far just from talking to other parents from other areas around us the Wantagh goes over and above my expectations. The special education services and therapists are wonderful as well..A+++
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

The Wantagh schools are the best
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2006

I had really high expectations of this school - it's an award winning district. The teachers are very responsive and they work extra hard to challenge children with extra work if needed. There is a great sense of community but I would have like some more challenging activities to stimulate my child.
—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 31% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%
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 2012-2013 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. 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 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
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 2012-2013 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. 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 31% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
83%
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 2012-2013 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. 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

All Students66%
Female56%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities15%
General population74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant66%

Math

All Students79%
Female77%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities25%
General population87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant79%
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students58%
Female66%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities6%
General population66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%

Math

All Students62%
Female56%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities20%
General population69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%

Science

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities93%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students41%
Female56%
Male23%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities6%
General population47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%

Math

All Students48%
Female48%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities11%
General population55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

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 2 93% 48%
Hispanic 2 4% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 2% 9%
Two or more races 1 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Black 2 0% 19%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 1%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 4%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 63%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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1765 Beech St
Wantagh, NY 11793
Phone: (516) 679-6480

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