BIRCH SCHOOL

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2400 CENTRAL PKWY
MERRICK, NY 11566
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Phone: 516-992-7250
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 10
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: High
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 6th Grade
  • District: Merrick Union Free School District
  • Students/Teacher: 9:1
  • Students/Grade: 75
  • Number Students: 525
  • Number Teachers: 72
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 15310
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 400
  • Principal: Ms Kerri Schlissel
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (7 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (6 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-02-25
    "The administration in this school has a lot to be desired. It has changed hands more often than not in the last few years. The principal is not professional and maintains a stale smile the entire time she degrades your dilemma. She has had two assistant principals within the last two years. This is not by mistake, as she has the inability to be compassionate toward her students and parents and her staff dislike her very much. The class breakdown on inclusion students to regular education students is not balanced. Security in this school is lax. They teach to the test which is for the teachers not the students. Wishing I never moved here. The teachers seem overwhelmed with the testing, and with the class make up. It is a very stress filled environment for the children and the teachers."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-07-23
    "can't recommend the special ed program here. Teacher is underqualified and is not good with kids. Very few options for kids in special ed, the district has in place what is has and they do not budge."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-09-09
    "I am a teacher as well as a Birch parent, and Birch is an outstanding school!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-09-22
    "Awsome school.Teachers are very devoted to the kids"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2008-09-26
    "This is a solid school with very experienced teachers. My family lived in many places trying to find the right spot where we would fit in and where the schools are very strong. Birch Elementary is definately a place I would recommend as it shows much better results than other schools in the area and has a more diverse mix of students that reflects this wonderful neigborhood. Most kids from this schools will go to Calhoun High which in the past few years showed the greatest improvement placing 248th in the nation up from 263 LY (as reported by newsweek.com). By comparision Mepham High dropped to 339th from 131 in 03, to 243 in 05, 270 in 06, and JFK dropped to 409th from 295th in 07."
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