Staggering Opt-Out Numbers Across New York

We are truly in the midst of a revolution and today is a historic day for public education in New York State.  Parents across the state have sent a clear message to Governor Cuomo that his education reform agenda is not something that they are willing to have jammed down their throats.  These are all unofficial numbers, but they are staggering to see…

*Updated 10:08 pm – 4/17*

Amityville 36%

Babylon 59%

Baldwin 37%

Bayport-Blue Point 58%

Bellmore-Merrick 62%

Bridgehampton 22%

Carle Place 45%

Center Moriches 53%

Cold Spring Harbor 18%

Comsewogue 82%

Connetquot 69%

Deer Park 36%

East Hampton 9%

East Islip 61%

East Quogue 70%

East Rockaway 60%

Farmingdale 61%

Fire Island 31%

Freeport 11%

Greenport 61%

Hampton Bays 27%

Hauppauge 64%

Hicksville 29%

Island Trees 46%

Islip 65%

Levittown 61%

Lindenhurst 58%

Longwood 40%

Massapequa 57%

Mattituck 35%

Middle Country 52%

Malverne 25%

Montauk 13%

Mount Sinai 50%

North Babylon 54%

North Bellmore 68%

North Shore 40%

Northport 55%

Oyster Ponds 18%

Patchogue-Medford 68%

Plainedge 74%

Plainview-Old Bethpage 48%

Port Jefferson 50%

Riverhead 26%

Rockville Centre 61%

Rocky Point 73%

Sachem 64%

Sag Harbor 28%

Sayville 68%

Shoreham-Wading River 75%

Smithtown 55%

South Huntington 28%

Southold 60%

Three Village 45%

Wantagh 47%

William Floyd 39%

If you have heard of any other numbers leave us a comment!

48 Comments on “Staggering Opt-Out Numbers Across New York”

  1. I think it’s more about parents being informed. Once parents know the facts a huge majority opt-out because there is virtually no good reason to take the tests. I think when we talk about teachers “steering” parents we aren’t giving parents enough credit for being more informed than ever before all while mainstream media are owned by privatizers.

    As for teachers, I have never met one who does not want to be evaluated. But that’s not what this is. This is about being given an arbitrary score, based on junk science, thanks to a rigged evaluation scheme.

  2. How come amongst schools in new York state, Suffolk county sachem schools have the lead in the opt out numbers?
    This must be teacher induced.
    They must be being steered

    As I’m not for the testing
    I’m not for teachers steering parents.

    I’m for the teachers though being tested on their jobs and they need to be accountable.

    Why hasn’t the state stepped in, stepped in to see why sachem school district is the top of opting out.

    Yes is a large district, but clearly something isn’t right.

    In addition, it’s Suffolk county taking the lead.

    Not even the lower income communities are taking opt out numbers to this level.
    Where is the state to check on the teachers steering the parents.

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  4. All the TV commercials by his big money backers will not change the will of the parents and teachers who try everyday to work with this CC curriculum. Refusing this illegitimate test is the greatest protest and it is what America is all about! It is big money versus the will of the people, and I am so proud that the will of parents, teachers administrator, and school board members ifs finally being heard. Don’t mess with our kids!

  5. Howard, who/how do we report on a school that has a blank row on the Google doc you posted?

  6. I actually know of many parents who have discussed this and sought the input of their children.

    But that begs a good question. I wonder how many students Governor Cuomo, Merryl Tisch, and the like consulted when they decided to enact a set of reforms designed to compromise the education of those very students so that they could reap the profits. I am guessing not too many given that not many children consent to child abuse.

    Thanks for your contribution.

  7. “Parents across the state have sent a clear message to Governor Cuomo that his education reform agenda is not something that they are willing to have jammed down their throats.” Have you asked your children what they thought, or did you tell them what to think?

  8. More from upstate, according to
    Binghamton School District: 181 out of 2,538 students opted out (7%)
    Chenango Forks: 100 out of 673 students opted out (15%)
    Johnson City: 79 out of 1,144 students opted out (6%)
    Maine-Endwell: 55 out of 1,127 students opted out (5%)
    Susquehanna Valley 73 out of 600 students opted out (11%)
    Vestal (approximate): 140 out of 1,562 students opted out (9%)
    Whitney Point: 142 out of 657 students opted out (22%)

  9. In the Capitol Region:
    Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk – 43% (my school)
    Mohonasen -53%

  10. Dolgeville Central School in central New York had 88.7% of students REFUSE the ELA Assessment! We’re hoping for 100% on Math next week. 😉

  11. Here are a few more LI numbers

    William Floyd 39%
    Wantagh 47%
    Malverne 25%
    Hicksville 29%
    Freeport 11%

  12. Go, Comsewogue, for leading the charge! Who will be the first district where 100% refuse to participate in this ridiculous test? These numbers represent a tipping point and politicians should pay attention, especially the Governor.

  13. Your union leader is a bonehead but there are plenty of great NYC teachers doing incredible work as a part of this movement! Jia Lee, Mike Schirtzer, Megan Moskop, Lauren Cohen, to name just a few…

  14. Longwood 40%
    Clarksrtown 31%
    Liverpool 20%
    West Seneca 70%(yes 70)
    Three Village 45%
    Lakeland 30%
    Bellmore -Merrick 62%
    Mahopac 50%
    Ramapo 41%
    Harrison 19%
    Somers 30%
    Brewster 29%
    Peekskill 8%
    Nyack 21%
    Jamesville 20%
    Rotterdam 53%
    Pearl River 38%
    Lakeshore 50%
    Nanuet 25%
    Maryvale 19%
    Springville-Griffith 40%
    Putnum Valley 33%
    Croton Harmon 22%
    Bronxville 1%

  15. As a NYC teacher, I am so proud of all of you. Its too bad my UFT leader is a bonehead. Fight on! Hillary loves Common Core, get ready to take the fight nationally. You guys are true heroes and I appreciate what you have done.

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