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Park Avenue Elementary

About Our School

Park Avenue Elementary School buildingAt Park Avenue Elementary School, students are challenged to meet their potential in a stimulating, safe and nurturing environment. Children learn and practice the principles of a respectful community. Our objectives are accomplished through a partnership among students, parents and community members.

Our academic program

Our elementary schools have an average class size of 20 students. The New York State Standards-based curriculum is reviewed on a regular basis to ensure its focus on basic academic skills, with emphasis on problem-solving, critical thinking and good study habits. Elementary students receive regular instruction in art, music, physical education, health and library/research skills. In addition, youngsters may choose to participate in a variety of clubs and extracurricular activities. Warwick’s elementary schools consistently exceed similar Orange County school districts on the New York State Assessments. Our K-12 music program is highly recognized at both the county and state levels, with instruction in band and strings beginning in grade 4.

National Blue Ribbon School sealPark Avenue Elementary School is a National Blue Ribbon School

The U.S. Secretary of Education has designated Park Avenue Elementary School a 2006 NCLB-Blue Ribbon School. The No Child Left Behind—Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private K-12 schools that are either academically superior in their states or that demonstrate dramatic gains in student achievement. The program requires schools to meet specific assessment criteria.

In accordance with the criteria, Park Avenue was rewarded because students scored in the top 10 percent on state assessment tests. Park Avenue’s fourth grade state English/language arts exam scores were in the top 2 percent, and fourth grade math scores were in the top 6 percent of all elementary schools in New York State during the 2004-05 school year.