School Details

Verne W Critz Elementary School

185 Dunton Ave, East Patchogue, NY 11772
(631) 730-1675

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-3 410 students 13 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade


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
  • South Country Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Verne W Critz Elementary School is a public elementary school in Patchogue. The principal of Verne W Critz Elementary School is MS. KATHLEEN MUNISTER, who can be contacted at 410 students go to Verne W Critz Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 12% of the Verne W Critz Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 41% of the 410 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Verne W Critz Elementary School is 13:1. Kreamer Street Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 50% 50%
Hispanic 30% 22%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 17% 25%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.9%
Multiracial 1% %
Asian 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41% 38%
Limited English proficiency 12% 6%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I went to this school in the 70's & early 80's. Now my daugher goes there & in a few years my son . Great small school great administration & great teachers!!! They care about the students.

  • (2 years ago)

    I attended this school when I was a small child and this is when I developed tourettes syndrome. The teachers in this school were emotionally cruel to me as were the other students that would bully me everyday solely because of my uncontrollable tics! The teachers were very unsupportive would only discourage me if I had a "tic outburst" and did nothing to help me! If you have a child with special needs or a child that needs extra help this school is NOT for her/him!

  • (4 years ago)

    I thought the principal and the teachers at this school were terrible there were maybe a handful of decent son had a terrible time in first and third grade due to emotionally screwed up teachers...enough said.

  • (4 years ago)

    I feel like everyone I have met in this school cares about my child. My son and my daughter love their school. The building looks old but its clean. I hope the rest of the district is like this school.

  • (9 years ago)

    Verne Critz Elementary is a school my child enjoys. The teachers are fantastic. The building is clean but does need updating.

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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