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William O Schaefer Elementary School

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About this school

William O Schaefer Elementary School is a public elementary school in Orangeburg. The principal of William O Schaefer Elementary School is MS. NORA POLANSKY, who can be contacted at 426 students attend William O Schaefer Elementary School and identify mostly as Asian/Pacific Islander; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 5% of the William O Schaefer Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 9% of the 426 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at William O Schaefer Elementary School is 14:1. Nathan Hale Middle School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 11%
White, non-Hispanic 75% 79%
Asian 6% %
Multiracial 4% %
Hispanic 11% 7%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.06%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9% 5%
Limited English proficiency 5% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I couldn't be happier here. The teachers here are the best. The reading program is excellent. I moved here from a very large school district that I thought was going to be hard to beat. South Orangetown is an excellent district. So happy we moved here. There are so many programs offered. There are also many opportunities for parents to be involved. My kids are all excelling. I couldn't imagine my kids going to any other school!

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a true team - work and play together - all for the children.

  • (7 years ago)

    Overall the quality of the education is good especially the reading programs. My biggest issue is with the cultuure of the school. There is an excess of junk food used as reward by parents and teachers and pop culture tends to influence the choice of materials used to teach the children. Why oh why do the children need to sing the Spongebob Squarepants theme song at a dance festival? Horrible when there are so many higher quality lovely children's songs from around the globe to choose from. Office staff and school nurse absolutely cranky.

  • (8 years ago)

    I think this school has great kindergarten teachers.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter attends the Early Childhood Program (Pre K)here and it's been a wonderful experience. The teachers are highly skilled and genuinely enjoy the children. The Program Director is very competent warm and helpful.

  • (11 years ago)

    The school and teachers are great however the principal to put this...hopeless.

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