School Details

Willits Elementary School

99 Nana Pl, Syosset, NY 11791
(516) 364-5829
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 309 students 12 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

67%
61%
31%
69%
67%
34%

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 2013
  • Syosset Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
61%
30%
81%
74%
36%

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 2013
  • Syosset Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
63%
30%
61%
68%
30%

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 2013
  • Syosset Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Willits Elementary School is a public elementary school in Syosset. The principal of Willits Elementary School is MR. JAMES CONNOLLY, whose e-mail is mtabone@syosset.k12.ny.us. 309 children attend Willits Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 4% of the Willits Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 0% of the 309 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Willits Elementary School is 12:1. Baylis Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Italian
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 74% 75%
Hispanic 4% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 21% 22%
Asian 19% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0% 0.6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0% 0%
Limited English proficiency 4% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is A.P. Willits. We moved here in 2012 and my older boy went there for 5th grade (he is at HB Thompson now) and my younger son started 3rd grade there and we could not be happier with the school or the neighborhood. We moved here from Bayside Queens (S.D. 26) after 1 year of looking for houses in Syosset Jericho and Half Hollow Hills S.Ds. The school has small class sizes with wonderful professional teachers who really seem to care about their students. The principal seemed to know every student by name which is astonishing to someone who is use to the NYC schools. The extra curricular programs are plentiful and well organized. Finally the kids at the school are such great children. My 2 sons have made so many new friends starting their first day. We are very happy we moved here and would recommend the school and living in Syosset to everyone.

  • (2 years ago)

    My children had such a nice experience at Willits. The staff is warm and caring. Mrs. Tabone is an amazing principal. She welcomed any parents with questions and concerns. If there were ever any issues she made her own personal observations in order to make appropriate decisions. She makes this school a warm and nurturing environment for every student. We pay high taxes here in this district but it is worth every penny!

  • (5 years ago)

    I have to agree our son started Kindergarten and they are learning russian. Russian! The 1st and 2nd graders are learning chinese! On top of all their other languages... my son came backl from school so excited... 'I love Willits.. I love my teachers I love the principal I love that I am learning russian. I love school. When my son is loving school and that excited... you know something is being done riht!

  • (5 years ago)

    Willits Elementary is the crown jewel of Syosset elementary schools. The prinicpal is genuinely involved in all aspects of students' lives and has her priorities in order. The Willits community has tremendous 'down-to-earth' parental involvement. Willits succeeds in the great feat of nurturing children's love of learning.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is an excellent school with a real focus on parent involvement. The principal is a big reason why this school excels. She is involved and knows the students and teachers. Her influence is felt in many of the school functions.

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