School Details

Park Avenue School

140 Park Ave, Amityville, NY 11701
(631) 565-6300
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 3-6 808 students 12 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

11%
11%
33%
15%
15%
43%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 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 results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Amityville Union Free School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

8%
8%
30%
16%
16%
40%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 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 results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Amityville Union Free School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

12%
12%
29%
18%
18%
38%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 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 results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Amityville Union Free School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Park Avenue School is a public middle school in Amityville. The principal of Park Avenue School is MR. SCOTT BULLIS and can be contacted at sbullis@amityvilleufsd.org. 808 children attend Park Avenue School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 16% of the Park Avenue School students are "limited in English proficiency." 69% of the 808 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Park Avenue School is 12:1. St Martin Of Tours School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 7% 10%
Black, non-Hispanic 56% 59%
Hispanic 35% 30%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 0.9%
Multiracial 1% %
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.07%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69% 63%
Limited English proficiency 16% 14%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is simply amazing. They have wonderful teachers and learning opportunities. The school district is wonderful.

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is not the best school but not the worst. This school only hires teachers with a masters degree. I believe that this school is very good with their "21 century" program (Homeworkhelp Clubs etc.) from it's Orchestra and Band. There is even a Parent-Teacher Night (Parents learn how to help their child with the new Common Core)! This is a list of the Afterschool Programs Book club 21 century Extra help Band Orchestra Chorus Parentteachernight etc. I've been in this school for four years I know what if good and what is not in this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I was a bit hesitant to put my son whose is in 4th grade in Park Ave. He had been in a catholic school from pre k to 3rd grade and my husband and I were not happy with the treatment he was receiving. My son is average not bad but not the top of his class and it seemed that in his other school that's all they wanted. Many people speak ill of the Amityville school district but I always say find out something yourself. Well we did and Park Ave is FINE!! My son is learning about different cultures. He is doing better academically than in catholic school. Maybe beacause his teacher looks at a student not just a black male who is going to give them trouble. Put your tax dollars to work and save your private school tuition for college.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have a 4th & a 5th grader at PAMES. Both are doing exceptionally well academically. I sense that some of the teachers are ever-whelmed by the large class sizes & are not able to give each student the amount of time & attention they may need. Then there are others that are just super s/a Mrs. Patsos which they both had in 4th gr a sweet patient competent & kind teacher that PAMES is just so fortunate to have! They are on track with Music programs & art but more can be done in the areas of sport & extra-curr activities. I insist on maximum parent involvement in most any school to achieve academic excellence in our kids the teachers can't go the distance alone!

  • (8 years ago)

    This is the best school ever made.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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