Thomas Payton, Principal
                     Ph. 631.369.6813

            Roanoke Avenue School
                 549 Roanoke Avenue
               Riverhead, NY 11901

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  • Roanoke Avenue Elementary School is a K-4 school with approximately 400 students.

  • KindRoanoke is once again "certified" as a KINDNESS school by the Great Kindness Challenge standards. Roanoke is also a recipient of the Suffolk Reading Council Honor School award.

    blueThe Roanoke Avenue School is especially proud that it has the distinction of having been chosen as a National Blue Ribbon School. Roanoke's building is a historical landmark.

Popular events include its Reading Week, its Great Kindness Challenge and innovative reading and writing programs, such as "Poetry Jams," a program whereby students write and recite original poetry. This is just one of the many creative end-of-unit Writers Workshop celebrations that reflects the school's partnership with Columbia Teachers College.

Art, library, computer lab, music and PE are not separate entities but are integral to Roanoke's students' overall learning experience.



Roanoke Avenue Elementary School arrival time for walkers will be at 8:40 a.m.  We ask that you do not drop off your children any earlier than 8:25 a.m.  

New Addition We now have an elevator that goes from the basement to the third floor. The portables have been removed and the 2 kindergarten classes in them have been moved to the 2nd floor of the new wing. We have new 4th grade classrooms on the 3rd floor of the new wing, as well as new small instructional spaces for our reading, math, ENL and special education support staff!

We also have a new playground, which has a new, rubberized surface that will promote safety for our students. The pea gravel used as surface for the playground equipment in the past has been removed!!
>For More Information: See First Day of School / Updates


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  • Roanoke students are encouraged to be kind to creating a safe environment for all learners. Our students helped initiate the KINDNESS CHALLENGE which is now a districtwide emphasis in our schools.

    The school also actively engages their students in a number of community service projects throughout the year. In turn, the community actively supports the students and staff through grants and gifts.

    The arts and music programs at Roanoke reinforce the curriculum in seamless ways throughout the school year. The school also displays its art at an annual Art-In-Action exhibit in the high school gymnasium.

                      Columbia Teachers College Reading/Writing Project
      Kahn Academy (Coursework)

      Math Play - Math Games & More

      AAA Math - Interactive Website

Contact Information



Click HERE for Phone Numbers for Roanoke Avenue School.
Click HERE for Email addresses for Roanoke Faculty/Staff.

Roanoke Avenue school hours are 8:40 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.

There is a common preparation period at each grade level and a strong emphasis on collegial circles at Roanoke. Parent/Guardian involvement is strongly encouraged and appreciated. The school recommends that all parents/guardians become involved with their Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). Roanoke is committed to being a family school that emphasizes community involvement with a collegial staff.

Co-President - Amy Fideli
Co-President - Christine Brooks
Secretary -
Treasurer - Jennie Bartolo

Field trips to nearby pumpkin farms, historical societies, science museums, aquariums and other learning sites take advantage of Riverhead's location which offers diverse regional, cultural, scientific and agricultural advantages.