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Chestnut Street School

Public | K-2 | 133 students


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Posted June 26, 2009

My daughter is finishing school at Chestnut and I must say am 100% pleased the way she has been preared for the first grade. Her teacher did an excellent job. Thank you class KD teacher.
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Posted January 8, 2009

My child attended chestnut street school and is now attending cornwell elementry. I feel that my child was very well prepare to enter the first grade, the teachers and staff were great . My child has only good memories of the school wish he has now pasted on to his little brother who will be attending in the fall.
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Posted September 1, 2008

The school or the Principle s philosophy is no homework! I find this silly; kids need to practice since they will do homework until they graduate from college. Teachers were great but not enough lettering and numbering practice to prepare them for first grade. Pre-k was better for my son.
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Posted March 26, 2008

The faculty and staff are definitely doing their jobs well. My son's teacher is great, maintaining open lines of communication for a family where both parents work. I would like to see a bit more homework,though.
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Posted June 13, 2006

The special education program is very limited.
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Posted February 28, 2006

I had absolutely no complaints about the education my son received here. The teachers are caring and kind, and the students really learn.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 2 50% 23%
White 1 29% 48%
Black 1 9% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 6% 9%
Two or more races 1 5% 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 218%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 232%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 40%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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252 Chestnut St
West Hempstead, NY 11552
Phone: (516) 390-3150


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