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About This School

Longfellow Elementary School is a public elementary school in Sidney. The principal of Longfellow Elementary School is Francine A. Dembski, whose e-mail is fjdembski@gmail.com. 361 students attend Longfellow Elementary School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 73% of the 361 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 81% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Longfellow Elementary School is 17:1. Christian Academy Schools is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 75% 84%
Hispanic 6% 2%
Multiracial 10% 8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 3%
Asian 0.3% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81% 58%
Economically disadvantaged 73% 42%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    A few years ago this school acquired a new principal that lacks much knowledge. She often smelled like a strong mix of alcohol & heavy perfume. I have 3 children. I liked the school a lot while my two oldest were in their k-2 grades(different principal/decent teachers). My youngest child is Autistic and completed kindergarten here. Because of his behavior (related to autism) he was sent home daily in the middle of the day for the first few months. I had several meetings with the school and told them to stop sending him home because he was not getting an education. Then they threatened to suspend him and possibly expel him. Only when I brought a teacher from another school with to a meeting and started documenting our meetings and every situation that took him out of learning IN FRONT of the school employees with the awareness I was going to the board did things change...some. My son was forcibly restrained. Pressure points used. Many in minor situations like him being upset he couldn't get a drink of water. He was EXTREMELY behind in learning here. Changed Schools for 1st grade. Night/Day difference. His grades are in the average range and he hasn't been sent home once.

  • (8 years ago)

    The quality of academic programs at Longfellow Elementary School is exellent. The availability of extracurricular activities is average. The staff at Longfellow incourage as much parent involvement as possible.

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