School Details

Smithtown Elementary School

51 Lawrence Ave, Smithtown, NY 11787
(631) 382-4505
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 585 students 16 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

45%
45%
32%
61%
62%
42%

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 2014
  • Smithtown Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

50%
44%
33%
64%
62%
43%

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 2014
  • Smithtown Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
44%
30%
76%
58%
40%

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 2014
  • Smithtown Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Smithtown Elementary School is a public elementary school in Village of the Branch. The principal of Smithtown Elementary School is MS. JANINE LAVERY and can be contacted at jlavery@smithtown.k12.ny.us. 585 students attend Smithtown Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 2% of the Smithtown Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 6% of the 585 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Smithtown Elementary School is 16:1. Mount Pleasant Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 86% 92%
Hispanic 7% 3%
Asian 5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Multiracial 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 6% 5%
Limited English proficiency 2% 1%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    My children are in both first and kindergarten. The school teachers and principle are excellent. The teachers are extremely well prepared educated and caring. The principle Mrs. Laverly is warm hearted intelligent and progressive. I feel the future for this school and the students is nothing short of excellence.

  • (2 years ago)

    As an UPDATE other readers comments Principal Graf was a great principal but has since left. His 09/2012 replacement Ms. Lavery (previously Nesconset) is horrific. In her six month tenure she has managed to take all the fun out of being a child in school. I'm a parent and a former student of the school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Smithtown Elementary isn't just a great school it is a wonderful community. The faculty children and parents inspire a true "we can do anything together" spirit. The school stretches the students in their studies... and strongly encourages family involvement in order to create the ideal learning environment. We are proud to be part of this wonderful educational institution where children thrive teachers grow and parents are inspired.

  • (5 years ago)

    My sons went there many years ago and received a fine education from very caring teachers. It's reputation is excellent

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers are excellent and the Principal is outstanding. The only set back is the school doesn't have an programs to offer children that are academically advanced.

  • (6 years ago)

    Smithtown Elementary's success is contributed to the commitment from our principal Mr. Graf his staff and parents of Smithtown Elementary. This is truly a 'children's school' filled with the pure innocence intelligence & good manners of today's elementary children. We're like one big family.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am very happy with the education my children have received from Smithtown Elementary. I have two that have graduated and 1 graduating next year. Mr. Graf is an excellent principal and is involved in all aspects of the school. He knows every child and they know him. Not because they misbehaved but because he makes himself visible. He is involved in their everyday learning. The children love school and the teachers seem to love their jobs. The only thing that does interfere with the childrens overall learning is the emphasis put on taking the state tests in 4th and 5th grade. I believe that too much time is spent getting ready for these tests and it creates alot of anxiety within the classroom. The teachers are pressured into teaching new material way to fast and the children are the ones to suffer.

  • (9 years ago)

    Very satisfied with the quality of education teachers are young bright and are still enthusiastic about providing a quality education. Children are not just 'pushed through'... The school systems bus policy can get annoying. Another small peve is that it seems the teachers dont give too much advance notice when children are required to bring in items to class. Ex supplies money for field trips etc. However there is much advance notice for big school projects and their due dates. The school is going through a construction phase/refurbishment to acommodate more children. As a parent I feel the school provides a good balance between music arts and sports acompanied by a solid education...

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  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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