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Park Avenue School

Public | K-2 | 746 students


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Posted September 14, 2012

Im amazed at these reviews. The whole Westbury public school system is a mess and Park Ave.... well Park Ave is not looking for average students, they want them to be already smart so they don't have any work to do. The principal has a problem with students who came from private school. The classes are over crowded and the teachers have no patience. THIS SCHOOL IS A HOT MESS!
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Posted June 9, 2012

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Posted December 19, 2009

best school i ever went still remember all my teachers from there and i loved how the teachers talked both english and spanish that defintley helped me learn english faster and do all the work i had to do because i understood it
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Posted August 4, 2005

Park Avenue is a wonderful school. Although the building needs some updates from an exterior point of view, the interior is very inviting, and welcoming. The dual language program that teaches children in both english and spanish is excellent. THe staff is nurturing and caring, while providing an excellent learning environment.
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Posted September 13, 2004

Excellent school, I went to park ave when I was a little girl and now, my little girl is going to the same school. I love it. Keep up the good work Ms. Dingwall and Mr. Lightbourne.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 1 74% 23%
Black 2 23% 19%
White 1 3% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 0% 9%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 43%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 286%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 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 67%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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955 Park Ave
Westbury, NY 11590
Phone: (516) 876-5109


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