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About This School

John Philip Sousa Elementary School is a public elementary school in Port Washington. The principal of John Philip Sousa Elementary School is DR. DAVID MEOLI and can be contacted at dmeoli@portnet.k12.ny.us. 551 students go to John Philip Sousa Elementary School and identify primarily as Asian/Pacific Islander; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 9% of the John Philip Sousa Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 5% of the 551 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at John Philip Sousa Elementary School is 13:1. Manorhaven Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 13%
White, non-Hispanic 77% 69%
Multiracial 3% %
Hispanic 11% 15%
Asian 10% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.04%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 5% 9%
Limited English proficiency 9% 7%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Moving from a top notch school system in NJ I was horrified! Weak curriculum difficult teachers (for lack of a better term) unprofessional staff and overall a very cold environment! Scores are not usually attributed to the quality of instruction especially in a school such as this where most students seek tutoring and enrichment outside of school. Obviously the school is lacking! We are anxiously awaiting my husband's transfer back to the best schoolsin the nation!

  • (4 years ago)

    This is a fabulous school with excellent leadership. I have three very different children and all have been very well-served by the teachers and other professionals who are caring and dedicated. The principal is responsive and attentive to detail. If only the middle school were half as good.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is a first rate school. I've taught at it for 26 years and the scores speak for themselves. Reports to the contrary definitely hide their ax to grind. Gratuitous petty criticism points to the motivations of the reviewers. Enough said.

  • (7 years ago)

    In comparing this school to others perhaps one could make the case that this is a very good school. But make no mistake it is not progressive AT ALL. The district like many suburban ones is very traditional--test scores and Intel Scholars are important. This district helps those at the bottom and cherishes those at the top but does very little for those in the middle. They talk a good game about differentiated learning but there is no evidence of that in the schools. You might get a thoughtful teacher who would like to try new things but often is unable to because she has to prepare the children for the standardized testing. The leadership of the school is weak.

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