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RoanokeRoanoke Avenue Elementary School


549 Roanoke Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901
Telephone: 631.369.6813

Thomas Payton

Principal: Thomas Payton

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

Roanoke 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.

The 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.

Current News

Students Collect Toys for Stony Brook Children’s Hospital

Students Collect Toys for Stony Brook Children’s Hospital photo
To do their part to bring the spirit of the holidays to hospitalized children, second-graders at Roanoke Avenue Elementary School in the Riverhead Central School District collected boxes of toys for Stony Brook Children’s Hospital. 

To promote the drive, the students made posters and spoke to school staff, family and friends about offering toy donations.   

The annual toy drive is spearheaded by second-grade teacher Debra Spinelli.

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