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About This School

Summit Park Elementary School is a public elementary school in New Hempstead. The principal of Summit Park Elementary School is MS. KIM HEWLETT and can be contacted at 472 students attend Summit Park Elementary School and identify as Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 21% of the Summit Park Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 92% of the 472 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Summit Park Elementary School is 14:1. Rockland Learning Center is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 7%
Asian 8% %
White, non-Hispanic 5% 10%
Black, non-Hispanic 48% 56%
Hispanic 37% 27%
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.08%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92% 63%
Limited English proficiency 21% 13%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    Summit Park Elementary students are in a caring nurturing enviroment because of the Principal (Mrs Kim J. Hewlitt her teachers and support staff. Community individuals and organizations have on going programs to assist identified students in strengthening their skills. This does not add needed money but it provides nuturing. Additional funds can always be utilized and would be appreciated to improve/continue services for the children.

  • (4 years ago)

    Summit Park is a great elementary school that serves a diverse community. We residents are concerned that our local public schools are not being funded enough to provide a quality education. The children in our community need to be prepared for the 'real' world and to have high expectations for their future. Summit Park Elementary school is an example of people committed to help make productive citizens out of our children. Everyone should have access to the tools needed to benefit students and not only those who can afford a private education. A vote for our school is not only a vote for our community but for the future of our country!

  • (5 years ago)

    I taught for over 30 years in a different county. I have never seen an elementary school with all of the students and staff so focused on learning. No matter what time of the day I've been in the building everyone is engaged. Children appear to be enjoying themselves as they work. Staff members frequently put in extra time both before and after school. The administration is accessible and handles everything in a timely manner.

  • (9 years ago)

    Both of my daughters have gone through all four grades at this school and it has surpassed our expectations. Summit Park offers universal bussing; small classrooms; and many programs including gifted and special needs. Most important however are the high-caliber faculty and staff who seem truly devoted to each and every student. The school provides a warm caring safe and stimulating environment with great attention to individual student needs. It's a great place for a kid to start school.

  • (10 years ago)

    My daughter is in Summit Park 1st grade and the experiance there for her and I have been wonderful. We had a couple of problems and Mrs. Hewlett and Mrs. Gonzales gave their immediate attention and got it straightened out. Compared to the school my daughter was in last year (which was another E. Ramapo school) are much more friendly. The school is much cleaner and well organized. I am very happy being there. I just wish they had after school activities.

  • (10 years ago)

    My daughter is enrolled in the Special Ed. class since first grade and is now in second. My wife and I are very impressed with the amount of individualized attention she receives however we feel she does not get enough mainstreaming experiences with regular ed. students.

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