Centre Avenue Elementary School

Tel: (516)887-8300
Grades: KG-6

359 students

Centre Avenue Elementary School serves 359 students in grades KG-6.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the NY average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 52%.
Centre Avenue Elementary School operates within the East Rockaway Union Free School District.

Overview

The student population of 359 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has declined by 14% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-6
Total Students 359 students
Centre Avenue Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 23 teachers
Centre Avenue Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Centre Avenue Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.50 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NY) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 13:1
Centre Avenue Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
3%
8%
Centre Avenue Elementary School Asian (1989-2012)
Hispanic
20%
23%
Centre Avenue Elementary School Hispanic (1989-2012)
Black
2%
19%
Centre Avenue Elementary School Black (1990-2012)
White
68%
48%
Centre Avenue Elementary School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Centre Avenue Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Centre Avenue Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.50 0.68
Centre Avenue Elementary School Diversity Score (1989-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
18%
42%
Centre Avenue Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
8%
7%
Centre Avenue Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 2,586 students has grown by 108% over five years.
School District Name East Rockaway Union Free School District
Number of Schools
Managed
3
3
Number of Students Managed 2,586 1,136
East Rockaway Union Free   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2011)
District Total Revenue $32 MM $29 MM
East Rockaway Union Free   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $31 MM $29 MM
East Rockaway Union Free   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $26,107 $21,692
District Spending / Student $24,982 $21,514
East Rockaway Union Free   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is East Rockaway Junior Senior High School (0.3 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Lynbrook South Middle School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Riverside School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • East Rockaway East Rockaway Junior Senior High School
    443 Ocean Ave
    East Rockaway , NY , 11518
    (516)887-8300
    0.3  mi  |  594  students  |  Gr.  7-12
  • Lynbrook Kindergarten Center
    111 Atlantic Ave
    Lynbrook , NY , 11563
    (516)887-8065
    0.5  mi  |  189  students  |  Gr.  KG
  • Rockville Centre Riverside School
    110 Riverside Dr
    Rockville Centre , NY , 11570
    (516)255-8902
    0.5  mi  |  171  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Lynbrook Lynbrook Senior High School
    9 Union Ave
    Lynbrook , NY , 11563
    (516)887-0200
    0.6  mi  |  947  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Lynbrook Marion Street School
    100 Marion St
    Lynbrook , NY , 11563
    (516)887-0295
    0.6  mi  |  423  students  |  Gr.  1-5

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