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About This School

Saltzman East Memorial Elementary School is a public elementary school in Farmingdale. The principal of Saltzman East Memorial Elementary School is MS. PATRICIA O'REGAN and can be contacted at 617 students go to Saltzman East Memorial Elementary School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 6% of the Saltzman East Memorial Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 37% of the 617 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Saltzman East Memorial Elementary School is 12:1. Woodward Parkway Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Orchestra
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 5%
Asian 7% %
White, non-Hispanic 53% 77%
Hispanic 30% 12%
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37% 12%
Limited English proficiency 6% 3%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    My son is just about to finish Kindergarten and Saltzman has been a wonderful experience for him. The principal is absolutely amazing. We love love my son's Kindergarten teacher - the staff at SEM has shown so much support for my son and he has learned so much this year.

  • (4 years ago)

    Amazing Staff my son came into this school with special needs and I found the staff very supportive. Farmingdale SD offered my son a one on one aide to help hom through his school day. In the end my son was redirected to a BOCES program that is fully funded through the school district and is doing great! Thank You Farmingdale Schools!

  • (6 years ago)

    Not an extremely pleasant experience here. Unless your child is already bright don't expect too much. Wonderful teachers but not much is said for Administration helping those with learning disabilities. For a principal that pushes so much on reading literacy the ELA test scores tell a differnt story. I believe that if something isn't broken don't fix it but something is broken here and must be fixed.

  • (7 years ago)

    We are very happy with this school. I have 2 boys in this school grades 2nd and 4th. They are both extremely bright and love to read. S.E.M. really focuses on reading and writing. I have to also say that Eve Derringer and Penny Fisher (principal and assistant principal) are both amazing and care so much for all of the children in this school. We love Satzman!

  • (8 years ago)

    We are very please with the school. We have a daughter that did all her elementary there and she is very good academic wise and in other areas. Our other daughter is in first grade and she is receiving all the attention that she needs. The extracurricular activities are great and parents are always welcome. The principal is very involve and she cares deeply about the children.The teachers are great knowledgeable and also care much about the children. In general we think this is a good school. We have not found anything to dissappointed us and we are happy that our daughters came to this school.

  • (8 years ago)

    I was very happy with the education my children received at SEM. Principal (Eve Dieringer) is very PRO reading and the classroom libraries are filled to the brim. Supportive caring teachers who are often available for extra help if necessary.

  • (10 years ago)

    My daughter has attended this school for 2 years thus far. I am very pleased with the teacher's concern for the children as well as the academic lessons that the children have. The principal and assistant principal are also concerned for the children's wellfare. I see compared to the school district I grew up in the district has the children's best interest at heart. They are very concerned with the children's intellectual levels. My daughter is in the 2nd grade now and she enjoys all her teachers. I see creativity and thoughts arising in her that children in other school districts are not reaching until later grades. I am pleased to be in this district.

  • (10 years ago)

    I think this is a great school. My kids are very happy there and they love their teachers.

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