Long Island wealth and academic measures
There is a gap in student achievement between the richest and poorest public school districts on Long Island, according to an analysis by the Long Island Education Coalition, an umbrella group representing school superintendents, teacher unions and other groups, and by the Long Island Association, the region's largest business and civic group. Below are district figures on enrollment and a "wealth ratio" the coalition gathered from the New York State Education Department for the 2012-2013 school year, along with test scores for districts that Newsday collected from the state. The coalition used test scores and a number of other measures in its analysis.
The table is ranked by the wealth ratio, a measure based on income and property wealth that the state uses for comparisons. A ratio of 1.000 represents the average wealth statewide. School districts with a ratio above 1.000 have above average wealth, etc. The scores data indicate the percentage of students in each district who met standards on math and English Language Arts tests in the sixth and eighth grades. Data for Little Flower, New Suffolk, Sagaponack and Wainscott were not reported by the Education Department. You can re-sort this table by double clicking on any column heading. Read more about wealth and test scores.