Friday, April 08, 2016

Long Island's "Opt Out" Numbers Are Higher Than Last Year.



























In today's Newsday, the newspaper reported preliminary "opt out" numbers for most of the Long Island school districts and it came out to 51.6% for the English test (last year it was 42.6%) and I suspect that the Math will be even higher, based upon the previous year's numbers.  The same racial/Income disparity that appeared last year in the "opt out" numbers showed up again on Long Island with solidly White middle class school districts having the highest "opt out" rates, while low income minority school districts had the lowest "opt out" numbers.  Again the richest districts were between the two.

The highest "opt out" rates on Long Island.

Comsewogue........................85.6%
Sachem................................80.5%
Rocky Point...........................80.5%
Sayville................................77.0%
Connetquot..........................74.1%
Shoreham............................73.4%
Bellmore-Merrick..................72.5%

The lowest "opt out" rates on Long Island.

Elmont.................................8.8%
Roosevelt............................10.4%
Central Islip.........................11.6%
East Hampton......................14.0%

Note:  Hempstead and Wyandanch did not report their numbers.


The richest school district "opt out" rates.

Cold Spring Harbor.................18.5%
Great Neck.............................19.7%
Jericho..................................22.5%
Roslyn...................................38.7%
Oyster Bay............................43.3%
Syosset.................................47.0% 


 As the rest of New York State reports their "opt out" rates I expect that last year's 20% will be easily broken, especially after the Math tests next week.

3 comments:

Chris Sullivan said...

82,000 already reported with only 76% districts reported . It will blow away 81,000 last year

Secret Name said...

Amazing how most Long Islanders know what is the right thing to do for their children and there are so few parents opting their children out in the city schools because they're being brainwashed by their children's administrators telling them that they will get in trouble if they do so. Wake up NYC parents, putting your children through these exams is ABUSE!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for covering this-I haven't seen any numbers anywhere else!