School Details

Alden Terrace School

1835 Central Ave, Valley Stream, NY 11580
(516) 285-8310
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 398 students 14 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

48%
42%
31%
43%
35%
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
  • Elmont Union Free School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

30%
34%
30%
39%
37%
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
  • Elmont Union Free School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

40%
38%
30%
36%
35%
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
  • Elmont Union Free School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
32%
30%
35%
43%
31%

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
  • Elmont Union Free School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Alden Terrace School is a public elementary school in Valley Stream. The principal of Alden Terrace School is MS. AMY BUCHANAN, who can be contacted at abuchanan@elmontschools.org. 398 children attend Alden Terrace School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 5% of the Alden Terrace School students are "limited in English proficiency." 44% of the 398 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Alden Terrace School is 14:1. Hamza Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes
  • Swimming

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 70% 51%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 12%
Asian/Pacific Islander 17% 14%
Asian 16% %
Hispanic 11% 21%
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.07%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44% 43%
Limited English proficiency 5% 5%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter graduated with honors to Emont high-My son will be attended the fourth grade-great school- teachers very involved with students work and the principal Mrs. B is the best

  • (6 years ago)

    I have two kids who just transferred to Alden Terrace in September and I have to say that even though it is only October I am so happy my husband and I made the decision to leave NYC and move to Long Island especially the neighborhood we chose to live. Alden Terrace is great. I am so pleased with the whole dynamic of Alden Terrace. Both my kids have not had one complaint since the first day of school. I am very pleased with the familiarity the principal and teachers have with everyone. I am very impressed with the PTA and the activities they put together. I am just all in all pleased with everything and I look forward for my kids' experience at Alden Terrace.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is my son's last year at Alden Terrace. It has been a wonderful experience!! I am sad to see hom leave. His teachers Gina Colica Joanne Nostro Michelle Valentino Amy Spitaletta Mr. Bahm and Peter Crescitelli should all be commended for their hard work. I can't say enough about the principal Amy Buchanan. She is amazing!!! She sincerely cares about all the children at her school and treats them like family!!! She has high expectations for them and I know my son will succeed in life having had Alden Terrace as his foundation.

  • (6 years ago)

    Alden Terrace is the best!!! Miss B. is the most awesome principal ever. She inspires her students to persevere. Everyone is not good at everything - try your best at all times. At Alden excellence starts at the top and permeates throughout the ranks. My only regret is that parents don't help-out much. I guess because most everyone works or whatnot. However take some time to focus on your child's job. It is a big part of their life for at least 180 days out of the year. Focus on making Alden the best environment for your child.

  • (6 years ago)

    My children have attend Alden for the past 2 years. It is a great school indeed. The principle is extremely involve and seems to know each child by their name. My son is in 3rd grade and is continuely challenged by his teacher to strive for excellence. My 2nd child is in kindergarden and within a short time was reading and writing. His teachers not only teaches the basics but also teaches them life lessons on responsibility and respect. Kudos to Mrs McDermontt and Mrs. McGuire!

  • (6 years ago)

    Alden Terrace is a very good school. The teachers care about the students a good amount of parents are involved should be more and the Principle is top notch. She knows the students and the parents by name very approachable and personal if you have an issue that needs to be resolved her door is always open. I would recommend Alden terrace to my peers.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is an excellent school my brother went there 6 years ago and now my daughter has been there since kindergarten. The staff is wonderful and the principal really knows and cares to know her students.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have to admit that at first I had misconceptions about this school but as I got involved and saw the amount of effort and work force and money that they put into it I can tell you that it is a great school. Now I love it and my child is even happier than the school she was in before which was considered top of the list. I'd recommend it to anyone!

  • (9 years ago)

    this is an excellent school. The principle is wonderful she knows all of her students and the parents. If there is a problem and you call the school it is taken care of right away. My oldest daughter started in 2nd grade and I never had a problem.

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