School Details

Francis X Hegarty Elementary School

100 Radcliffe Road, Island Park, NY 11558
(516) 434-2670
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-4 386 students 10 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

47%
47%
32%
73%
71%
42%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

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 http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 mee
  • This school in 2014
  • Island Park Union Free School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
64%
33%
64%
64%
43%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

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 http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 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. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. 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 mee
  • This school in 2014
  • Island Park Union Free School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Francis X Hegarty Elementary School is a public elementary school in Island Park. The principal of Francis X Hegarty Elementary School is PRINCIPAL - MR. JACOB RUSSUM, whose e-mail is jrussum@islandparkschools.org. 386 students go to Francis X Hegarty Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Hispanic. 7% of the Francis X Hegarty Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 36% of the 386 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Francis X Hegarty Elementary School is 10:1. East Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus

Sports

  • Baseball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 62% 71%
Asian 4% %
Hispanic 30% 24%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.1%
Multiracial 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36% 37%
Limited English proficiency 7% 5%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    Our 3 children thrived in this school. We found the teachers to be exceptional and more than willing to work with you and your children.. Hegarty gave our children a wonderful beginning.

  • (6 years ago)

    Was very disappointed in the school. They make a big deal about the class sizes but don't utilize this for educational purposes. Teachers are very comfy and overpaid. Must say security is excellent. The Art and Music classes are exceptional. The education is was not so great. If you have a special needs (mostly autistic) child this school is great for you! They do alot for the autistic children.

  • (8 years ago)

    I could not be happier with this school. My daughter is only starting out and from the first day she loved every minute of it. The teachers are warm and loving and the minute we signed up my daughter felt at home and comfortabe. The special classes such as Art Computer and Library are very well done. She also has come very far with the Reading Program. We are all very pleased!

  • (9 years ago)

    My son attended this school last year. His teacher was very caring and supportive. The staff at the school helped him receive the extra help and support he needed to succeed in school. The music program is great. The classes are small but that helps the teacher focus on less individual needs. I am satisfied with his experience at the school.

  • (9 years ago)

    'Good Enuf' mentality prevails here with a few exceptions...music PE and ARt are to be commended. most teachers seem to go thru the motions day after day. Big dissapointment as far as meeting the needs of our brighter children...families are leaving district in search of more challenging environments..great district for Special Needs or ESL/remediation services..this is where all the money goes..scores are very important. Involved PTA as far as fund raisers etc..as long as they dont make waves ...School Board needs overhaul to include people who actually have school aged children AND people who dont have political connectiions or self serving agendas. You would think that with such small class sizes the scores would be thru the roof....ANd the needs of all students would be met..not so.. Most teachers are quite comfy in the dictated day to day 'everyone does the same' scenarios...'good enuf' is not Good enuf!

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Overall score

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