Welcome to Commack Road
300 Commack Road
Islip, NY 11751
Welcome to Commack Road Elementary School! Our motto is “YES at CRES; take care of Yourself, take care of Each other and take care of our School.”
Commack Road has a tradition of providing a quality educational experience for the children of the Islip community since 1966. Its experienced staff is dedicated to providing every child with the best education possible. Our goal is to produce content, lifelong learners who are role models for others.
Literacy instruction is woven into all aspects of a student’s day. Emphasis is placed on reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Students are taught how to read to learn while cultivating their development of an appreciation of reading for pleasure. When visiting our classrooms one can see the emphasis placed on literacy.
Math instruction is presented using a discovery model in cooperative learning groups as well as through differentiated instruction. Students not only learn the basic skills but understand the mathematical processes. The use of manipulatives and real-life application of math skills are the cornerstones of instruction. Throughout our school one can see children actively engaged in the learning process.
Character Education is an integral part of the learning experience at the Commack Road School. Each month a different character trait is the focus of instruction. School wide Town Meetings are held to reinforce this important aspect of our classroom instruction. Service learning is emphasized so that our students understand the importance of giving back to society both locally and globally. We put our character trait learning into practice on a daily basis. We have been recognized as a New York State Emerging School of Character as well as received national recognition for Promising Practices in Character Education.
Communication between home and school is critical to the success of our students. Research shows that parents who are active participants in their child’s education have more successful children than those who are inactive. We boast an active PTA which supports many student initiatives. All parents are encouraged to join our PTA.
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