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Long Island Schools » Nassau County Schools » Rockville Centre School District Schools

Floyd B. Watson School

District: Rockville Centre School District
Address: 277 North Centre Avenue
Rockville Center, Ny 11570
Phone: (516) 255-8904
Grades: (grades KG - 05)
Students: 244
Type: Regular elementary and secondary schools
Locale: Urban Fringe of Large City
Average Rating:
Floyd B. Watson School

Floyd B. Watson School proudly opened in the fall of 1953. It is located on the corner of Lakeview and North Centre Avenues. The school was named in honor of Mr. Floyd B. Watson, who had served Rockville Centre as teacher, principal and superintendent for a total of thirty-eight years. Since that time, the school has become an integral part of the local community, serving two hundred forty-eight students of diverse backgrounds. A true partnership exists among community leaders, administrators, teachers, parents, and students. The principal of the school is Joan F. Waldman. The underlying philosophy at Watson is to provide a positive learning environment in which students’ multiple intelligences and talents are recognized and celebrated. Employing the strategies of differentiated instruction, teachers reach the needs of all members of the Watson community of learners. Upon entering the building, it is evident that Watson is a place where adults care and students shine. The halls are colorful and the work of the students is attractively displayed throughout the building.
Nearby public libraries...
Library In City Distance
From School
  Rockville Centre Public Library     Rockville Centre     0.13 miles  
  Lakeview Public Library     Rockville Centre     0.43 miles  
  Malverne Public Library     Malverne     1.32 miles  
  Lynbrook Public Library     Lynbrook     1.50 miles  
  Oceanside Library     Oceanside     1.77 miles  

Floyd B. Watson School School Reviews
3 total

Date posted: February 10, 2010
Posted by: parent of a student
Review: this is a wonderful and friendly school

Date posted: October 10, 2008
Posted by: school staff member
Review: I hate this school it is the worst school i have ever been to. I would like to teach some where else. I wouldn't want my kids going to this school because the education is horrible

Date posted: January 4, 2008
Posted by: current student
Review: the best school on long island. the rock wall gives it the extra star
-- Student Info --
Black, non-Hispanic: 10%
Hispanic: 11%
White, non-Hispanic: 76%
Asian/Pacific Islander: 2%
Attendance rate: 96%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program: 0%
IEP students: 9%
Migrant students: 0%
Limited English proficient: 5%
-- Staff Info --
Average years teaching total: 14
Average years teaching in district: 12
First-year teachers: 6%
Bachelor's degree: 24%
Master's degree: 76%
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
English Language Arts 2006
Math 2007
Math 2006
Grade 4
Subject Year Performance
English Language Arts 2007
English Language Arts 2006
Math 2007
Math 2006
Grade 5
Subject Year Performance
English Language Arts 2007
English Language Arts 2006
Math 2007
Math 2006
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