Class size growing on Long Island

The average class size for grades 1 through 6 on Long Island grew by 5.2 percent between the 2007-2008 school year and 2011-2012, according to figures from the New York State Education Department. During that time, class sizes for 11th-grade English increased by 3.52 percent.

This map shows the trend for the lower grades. You can get details for any district, including the 11th-grade data, by clicking on the map or searching the accompanying table. Blank spaces occur if a district does not have a certain grade level. For more school and school-district data, visit www.schools.newsday.com.

Grades 1-6 average class size changes

More than 20% increase Between 10 and 20% increase Up to 10 percent increase No change or not available Decrease in class size
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District Grades 1-6, 2007-8 Grades 1-6, 2011-12 Grades 1-6 % change 11th-grade English, 2007-8 11th-grade English, 2011-12 11th grade English % change
Nassau Average 20.7 21.5 3.9 22.1 22.6 2.26
Suffolk Average 21.7 22.9 5.5 23.1 24.1 4.33
Long Island Average 21.2 22.3 5.2 22.7 23.5 3.52
Amagansett 12.5 14.7 17.6 0.0 0.0 0.00
Amityville 19.4 22.1 13.9 17.1 18.9 10.53
Babylon 21.6 21.5 -0.5 22.2 17.6 -20.72
Baldwin 19.9 20.4 2.5 22.1 18.9 -14.48
Bay Shore 20.3 22.7 11.8 21.9 26.1 19.18
Bayport-Blue Point 23.1 22.5 -2.6 20.2 23.3 15.35
Bellmore 20.7 21.4 3.4 0.0 0.0 0.00
Bellmore-Merrick 0.0 0.0 0.0 22.6 23.7 4.87
Bethpage 22.1 21.1 -4.5 21.4 21.6 0.93
Brentwood 21.3 23.2 8.9 23.6 26.4 11.86
Bridgehampton 8.0 11.4 42.5 0.0 6.0 0.00
Carle Place 21.8 20.4 -6.4 16.2 19.3 19.14
Center Moriches 21.7 26.2 20.7 17.5 20.2 15.43
Central Islip 22.1 30.0 35.7 16.1 24.6 52.80
Cold Spring Harbor 18.7 21.2 13.4 21.3 23.7 11.27
Commack 23.4 23.7 1.3 25.6 26.6 3.91
Comsewogue 21.4 23.3 8.9 20.9 21.9 4.78
Connetquot 19.1 21.0 9.9 22.0 22.4 1.82
Copiague 23.2 24.4 5.2 21.7 22.2 2.30
Deer Park 20.8 22.2 6.7 20.5 22.1 7.80
East Hampton 18.4 21.4 16.3 20.6 22.7 10.19
East Islip 21.0 19.7 -6.2 22.8 23.6 3.51
East Meadow 22.6 22.6 0.0 22.8 21.6 -5.26
East Moriches 20.2 21.4 5.9 0.0 0.0 0.00
East Quogue 19.1 18.6 -2.6 0.0 0.0 0.00
East Rockaway 20.2 20.7 2.5 18.8 22.0 17.02
East Williston 20.6 21.3 3.4 19.3 21.3 10.36
Eastport-South Manor 21.8 24.5 12.4 22.5 24.1 7.11
Elmont 21.9 21.0 -4.1 0.0 0.0 0.00
Elwood 21.8 25.5 17.0 23.3 23.7 1.72
Farmingdale 21.2 22.1 4.2 20.8 20.2 -2.88
Fire Island 16.0 6.0 -62.5 0.0 0.0 0.00
Fishers Island 6.0 4.3 -28.3 0.0 9.0 0.00
Floral Park-Bellerose 20.5 21.9 6.8 0.0 0.0 0.00
Franklin Square 21.0 21.1 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.00
Freeport 20.4 23.0 12.7 17.5 20.7 18.29
Garden City 22.1 23.4 5.9 20.4 24.3 19.12
Glen Cove 21.4 22.0 2.8 18.2 25.6 40.66
Great Neck 18.4 19.8 7.6 22.3 22.1 -0.90
Greenport 18.7 18.5 -1.1 10.5 24.5 133.33
Half Hollow Hills 22.0 22.2 0.9 23.9 25.6 7.11
Hampton Bays 22.2 22.8 2.7 18.5 19.5 5.41
Harborfields 22.8 25.4 11.4 22.1 23.6 6.79
Hauppauge 23.9 24.4 2.1 23.3 27.4 17.60
Hempstead 21.0 23.0 9.5 27.4 23.3 -14.96
Herricks 21.8 24.1 10.6 20.8 20.8 0.00
Hewlett-Woodmere 18.3 22.0 20.2 20.8 22.7 9.13
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