School Details

Sunquam Elementary School

515 Sweet Hollow Rd, Melville, NY 11747
(631) 592-3750
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 539 students 16 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

52%
51%
31%
56%
53%
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
  • Half Hollow Hills Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

37%
51%
30%
49%
60%
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
  • Half Hollow Hills Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
51%
30%
66%
54%
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
  • Half Hollow Hills Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Sunquam Elementary School is a public elementary school in Melville. The principal of Sunquam Elementary School is MS. KAREN LITTELL, who can be contacted at klittell@hhh.k12.ny.us. 539 students go to Sunquam Elementary School and identify primarily as Asian/Pacific Islander; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 1% of the Sunquam Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 8% of the 539 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Sunquam Elementary School is 16:1. Birchwood Intermediate School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 11%
White, non-Hispanic 75% 70%
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 13%
Hispanic 6% 5%
Multiracial 3% %
Asian 11% %
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 8% 8%
Limited English proficiency 1% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is one of the best school in Long Island NY. This school deserves 10 out of 10 Rating. As it was few years ago.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have a 3rd and 4th grader in this school and they truly enjoy learing...the teachers are great and show true interest towrds the kids.....it make me proud to know that my kids are not just a # here at Sunquam. -)

  • (6 years ago)

    My children go there and every day when they come home from school with their smiling faces they can't wait to tell me all of the exciting tings that they did that day.

  • (8 years ago)

    Things are cheery at Sunquam. They believe in alot of hands on learning and a lot of field trips. Tests are usually inconsequential (nothing happens if you don't do well and no great pressure to study.) This doesn't prepare them well for the pressures of middle school. However the school does alot of preparation for the state tests. This year all of the grades get the state tests. The school will go crazy preparing for the math test for a few weeks and then bombard the kids with another subject a week after. This frustrates the kids because they blow through a whole year's worth of each subject in a few weeks.

  • (10 years ago)

    I am very happy with the school and the teachers. The principal is always involved and concerned about the children my son will no doubt receive a wonderful education here and is treated wonderfully!

  • (11 years ago)

    Sunquam Elementary School is an exceptional place for students to grow and learn. The children are the focus of the school. The staff works hard to help each child achieve his/her best by providing individual attention and care. The school is lead by a principal who knows each and every child. She motivates the teachers to do their best and provides an ideal environment for children to grow and learn in.

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