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Long Island Schools » Nassau County Schools » Plainedge School District Schools

John H. West Elementary School

District: Plainedge School District
Address: 499 Boundary Ave
Bethpage, Ny 11714
Phone: (516) 992-7500
Grades: (grades 01 - 05)
    
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Students: 562
Type: Regular elementary and secondary schools
Locale: Urban Fringe of Large City
John H. West Elementary School

John H. West is located in the Plainedge School District. We serve children from Pre-K through Grade 5.

We are proud of the bond that has been established between parents and teachers. Our children have eagerly joined in all of the academic endeavors that we offer here at West. We strive to create a climate that not only makes learning fun but engages all pupils in qualitative instruction. It is important to us that children use higher order learning thinking skills as well as becoming successful problem solvers.

In addition to the academic side, we offer a myriad of extra-curricular activities. Our Student Council is an active group. We offer: chorus, band, orchestra, Math Olympiads, after-school workshops, Parents as Reading Partners (PARP), a fun filled yearly celebration of Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss's Birthday) and Field Day to name a few.

Character counts at West and we are pleased to be implementing Second Step, an anti-bullying and character education program.
Nearby public libraries...
Library In City Distance
From School
  Plainedge Public Library     Massapequa     1.48 miles  
  Farmingdale Public Library     Farmingdale     1.51 miles  
  Island Trees Public Library     Levittown     1.72 miles  
  Bethpage Public Library     Bethpage     1.82 miles  
  Levittown Public Library     Levittown     2.49 miles  
-- Student Info --
White, non-Hispanic: 96%
Hispanic: 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander: <1%
Black, non-Hispanic: <1%
Attendance rate: 97%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program: 8%
IEP students: 9%
Migrant students: 0%
Limited English proficient: 3%
Student Suspensions / Year: 0
  
-- Staff Info --
School Head Principal: Carol Muscarella
Full Time Principals: 1
Full Time Teachers: 41
Other Full Time Professional Campus Staff: 2
Average years teaching total: 14
Average years teaching in district: 11
First-year teachers: 5%
Bachelor's degree: 10%
Master's degree: 90%
Doctorate degree: 0%
Students per teacher: 14
Student Academic Scores and Performance

Performance measurement: % meeting or exceeding standards
 
Grade 3
Subject Year Performance
English Language Arts 2007
 
85%
English Language Arts 2006
 
86%
 
Math 2007
 
96%
Math 2006
 
100%
 
Grade 4
Subject Year Performance
English Language Arts 2007
 
97%
English Language Arts 2006
 
94%
 
Math 2007
 
99%
Math 2006
 
98%
 
Grade 5
Subject Year Performance
English Language Arts 2007
 
87%
English Language Arts 2006
 
80%
 
Math 2007
 
93%
Math 2006
 
83%
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