Opting out, district by district

More than 67,700 public school students in 92 Long Island districts refused to take a Common Core state English Language Arts exam on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in grades three through eight, opting out at a 50.7 percent rate. Here are preliminary details reported by districts and compiled by Newsday reporters. You can check on the 2016 English Language opt-outs here.

DistrictStudents eligible for testNumber refusingPercent refusing
Long Island133,62467,78950.7
Nassau61,78727,33544.2
Suffolk71,83740,45456.3
    
Amagansett29724.1
Amityville1,28458245.3
Babylon71949168.3
Baldwin2,0931,12453.7
Bayport-Blue Point1,05379575.5
Bellmore59941769.6
Bellmore-Merrick1,7701,26471.4
Bethpage1,30470153.8
Brentwood8,3915,01959.8
Bridgehampton*804657.5
Carle Place62431550.5
Center Moriches69841759.7
Cold Spring Harbor79014618.5
Commack2,8581,71359.9
Comsewogue1,6811,46387.0
Connetquot2,6131,93173.9
Copiague2,17752724.2
East Hampton637477.4
East Moriches51925549.1
East Quogue24012853.3
Eastport-South Manor1,5921,19675.1
Elwood1,04742540.6
Fire Island10220.0
Fishers Island3200.0
Floral Park-Bellerose85521324.9
Franklin Square*1,06233231.3
Freeport3,0931,03733.5
Garden City1,87067235.9
Glen Cove1,37164747.2
Great Neck2,91060920.9
Half Hollow Hills3,7831,63043.1
Hampton Bays96330531.7
Hauppauge1,7011,00258.9
Hempstead2,6181525.8
Herricks1,81525714.2
Hewlett-Woodmere1,33881060.5
Hicksville2,35987637.1
Huntington2,18055325.4
Island Trees1,04957354.6
Islip* **715577.5
Kings Park1,48085757.9
Levittown3,2952,33170.7
Locust Valley94058061.7
Long Beach1,56571745.8
Longwood*4,2232,41557.2
Lynbrook1,32779159.6
Malverne77145358.8
Manhasset1,47420614.0
Massapequa*3,1831,99362.6
Mattituck-Cutchogue51022544.1
Merrick84748757.5
Miller Place1,31390669.0
Montauk2246529.0
Mount Sinai*1,06663059.1
New Suffolk700.0
North Babylon2,1251,31061.6
North Bellmore1,17677165.6
North Merrick71341658.3
Northport-East Northport2,4731,55863.0
Oyster Bay-East Norwich71027638.9
Oysterponds401537.5
Patchogue-Medford3,3692,56476.1
Plainview-Old Bethpage2,2841,27956.0
Port Jefferson49930160.3
Port Washington2,50269327.7
Quogue60813.3
Remsenburg-Speonk*863945.3
Rockville Centre1,6331,01161.9
Rocky Point1,4261,14079.9
Roslyn1,40650035.6
Sag Harbor46510723.0
Sagaponack100.0
Sayville1,3821,02874.4
Seaford1,04071568.8
Sewanhaka2,6631,00537.7
Shelter Island893539.3
Shoreham-Wading River1,05180176.2
South Country2,0521,13155.1
South Huntington2,7351,19243.6
Springs46014230.9
Three Village2,8321,89366.8
Tuckahoe2109746.2
Valley Stream 2465736755.9
Valley Stream 3093913314.2
Valley Stream Central1,45175251.8
Wainscott600.0
Wantagh1,33083462.7
West Babylon1,8151,12962.2
West Hempstead87932637.1
Westbury2,27270030.8
Westhampton Beach61931450.7
William Floyd4,0711,81744.6

* Data includes students in some grades taking computer-based test; **Islip school district provided figure for students only taking computer-based test.

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