Award Year: 2013

Kramer Lane Elementary School

1 Kramer Lane
Plainview, NY, 11803-6013

(516) 644-4501

Kerri McCarthy, Principal at time of Nomination

Bethpage UFSD

School Website


To provide a safe, nurturing and respectful learning environment where students can thrive academically, socially and emotionally. Students are encouraged to develop a desire to learn.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 81%
  • Hispanic: 8%
  • Asian: 10%
  • ELL: 3%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %

Kramer Lane Elementary School is a wonderful place to learn and achieve. Walking through the hallways, it is clear that a nurturing and risk-free environment has been established which recognizes student work and accomplishments. In the main lobby area of the school, our “Student of the Month” program can be viewed which highlights students for either their academic accomplishments, display of character education focused traits, or contributions toward the betterment of the overall school community. Additionally, the “Principal’s Wall of Fame” highlights student classroom work either demonstrating excellence or improvement thus recognizing students of all abilities. Teacher bulletin boards creatively and artistically bring colorful displays of student projects to life throughout the hallways. Whether singing vocals for upcoming concert performances, practicing notes on various instruments, or hearing the students laughing and playing in the gymnasium during recess, Kramer Lane is full of enthusiastic learners who enjoy being part of the Kramer Lane family.

Kramer Lane’s academic success is reflected in our New York State test scores and overall student achievement. A strong foundation in literacy is a key component in our success and remains a top priority in classroom instruction. Our school’s success is not only reflected within our academic achievement but also in our commitment to the importance of character education.

Lastly, behind the wonderful achievements of our students stands an amazing faculty who are dedicated to the education of children. Each day is recognized as a great day to be a teacher at Kramer Lane. Our outstanding scholastic program, dedication to character education, supportive parent community, and overall commitment to excellence all contribute to making us a wonderful school.