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Tooker Avenue School

Public | K-5 | 340 students

 

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Posted June 9, 2013

I am in total agreement of the socialism shown in the school. It has Herbert Hoover CIA intelligence and PTA parent or not ALL PARENTS should know what goes on not secret.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2013

i have two boys in this school and they both have gotten love and an education which is a good thing in my mind.My one son was having a problem with being bullied it took some time to fix but was handled correctly and now we have no issues at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2013

Not Happy! My daughter is graduating this year and it can't be soon enough. The teachers are ok, some not even that. I can count the greats ones on one hand. Your child is not a person but a number, no personnel connection to who your child is or what their interests are. Your child is not recognized for their strengths or helped with their weaknesses. Counting the days
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2011

This will be our 2nd year at the school. I have 2 children there and I am very happy. The teachers and PTA are all wonderful. At our previous school you were very easily shoved to the side. I am so happy that my kids attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2008

We have been at this school for 6 years and its been great. The teachers and the principal are wonderful. Only bad thing is that the lunch room ladys can be very intimidating to the children-they scream at them for every little thing. But education wise its a wonderful school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2008

Overall, this school is very good. My son is in Special Education. His in an ABA Program. This will be his 3d year. My sons attended at first in our Elementary School District. Sadlly, i have learned that my son is NOT getting the right help from our own Elementary District. He started to HIT other kids, scape from the school and being judge as a troubled child. My son came from a Private Pre-School. He was Diagnost Mild Autism (PDD) more on socialization and Speech Delay. He did very well in that School. The Teachers were really Special Educators who really handles and experience to deal with kids who have learning disability. The School is very family oriented and definitely kid friendly. I'm happy with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2007

This is our 7th happy year at Tooker Avenue. My children received all the extra help they needed. The parent/teacher communication is great and the teachers welcome it! I believe this is a big part of the children's success as a student...parent involvement! The PTA also does a wonderful job in welcoming everyone and including everyone! All families are always welcome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2007

This is our 4th year at this school and we are very happy with it. I think the parental involvement and the PTA at very good at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2006

This is the 1st year my daughter is attending this school and my wife and I are quite happy with her progress. There is strong academic program which is benificial to our child as well as strong parent involvment. One key factor that must be stated is that test results dont tell the whole story but they do paint a vivid picture of overall structure of a particular school. This is a very good public school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2006

Excellent overall - dedicated teachers great learning environment.
—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 31% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
50%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
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 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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
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 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 Students34%
Female39%
Male24%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population37%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant34%

Math

All Students38%
Female34%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population41%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant38%
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 Students27%
Female41%
Male14%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities0%
General population34%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%

Math

All Students36%
Female36%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities0%
General population42%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%

Science

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged101%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities100%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
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 Students25%
Female29%
Male21%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population29%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant25%

Math

All Students31%
Female29%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population35%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%
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 62% 48%
Hispanic 1 26% 23%
Black 1 7% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 4% 9%
Two or more races 1 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 210%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 230%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 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 78%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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855 Tooker Ave
West Babylon, NY 11704
Phone: (631) 376-7601

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