Families and Children Living in Poverty
Poverty and inequality among Long Island children.
Pre-K Availability on Long Island
Map showing pre-K availability on Long Island by school district.
Still Separate & Not Getting More Equal
The persistence of economic and racial inequalities in education on Long Island.
Racial Composition by Poverty Level, 2013
Racial composition by level of poverty in Long Island schools, 2013
Percent Passing English 4 on LI, 2006 – 2013
School Poverty on Long Island: Percent of students passing English 4, 2006-2013
English Language Learners LI & NYS, 2001-2013
Percent of English Language Learners on Long Island & NYS, 2001-2013
Passing English 4 LI & NYS, 2006 – 2013
Percent of students passing English 4 on Long Island & NYS, 2006-2013
Passing Math 4 LI & NYS, 2006-2013
Percent of students passing Math 4 on Long Island & NYS, 2006-2013
Passing English 8 on LI, 2006-2013
School Poverty on Long Island: Percent of students passing English 8, 2006-2013
Students Receiving Free Lunch LI & NYS, 2001-2013
Percent of students receiving free lunch on Long Island and in NYS, 2001-2013
After a slight decline between 2006 and 2007, College Readiness has been essentially flat. Through 2013, there is a sizable gap in the performance between high and low poverty schools.
Teacher Education and Turnover
Long Island teachers tend to surpass New York State with greater educational preparedness. Turnover rates on Long Island were higher than NYS during the post-recession years, but returned to the State level in 2013.
Academic Performance: 4th Grade & 8th Grade
Overall Long Island schools’ 4th Grade English Language Arts performance results exceed New York State. The gap between low-poverty and high-poverty schools, narrowed until 2009, but has since increased. 8th Grade Math results continue to exceed New York State. Performance for high-poverty schools improved until 2009. Dramatic declines were seen in 2013.
English Language Learners
Students with Limited English Proficiency are disproportionately taught in high-poverty districts.
Race and Ethnicity
The racial and ethnic composition of Long Island schools is also noteworthy as Long Island remains one of the most residentially segregated areas of the United States.
While overall poverty levels on Long Island are lower than NYS as a whole, poverty in Long Schools is increasing.
Highly Educated Teachers, 2006-2013
Percent of highly educated teachers on Long Island, 2006-2013
Teacher Turnover Rate on LI, 2006-2013
School Poverty on Long Island: turnover rate among teachers, 2006-2013
Teacher Turnover Rate LI & NYS, 2006-2013
Turnover rate among all teachers on Long Island & NYS, 2006-2013
College Readiness on LI, 2006-2013
School Poverty on Long Island: College readiness, 2006 – 2013
College Readiness LI & NYS, 2006-2013
College readiness on Long Island & NYS, 2006-2013
English Language Learners on LI, 2001-2013
School Poverty on Long Island: Percent of English language learners, 2001-2013
Passing Math 4 on LI, 2006-2013
School Povert on Long Island: Percent of students passing Math 4, 2006-2013