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Albany School Of Humanities

Public | PK-6 & ungraded | 551 students

 

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Posted February 2, 2010

My daughter has been in this school since prek. In the first few year she seemed to love it and learned a lot. Recently since 3rd and 4th grade the curriculum as deteriorated the teachers seem like they don't care she hasn't learned one new thing in the past year. As parents we have tought out daughter more at home than she has learned at school. When inquiring about tutoring services we were led on a goose chase finally realizing there was nothing in place for students who wished to seek more help. We wish to transfer our daughters school as soon as possible
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2008

3 of my children went through this school. 2 are in AHS honors. It's been a wonderful experience. (BTW, the 3 is going to 7th grd next year, and is still doing great at ASH).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2007

i have three children that attend this school.they love it! the teachers and staff members are always caring and outgoing and will do all they can to help you and your child reach any need or goal possible.i thank them all very much for the love and thoughts!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2005

This is a great school. It is a diverse community with a very active PTA. The facilities are also wonderful. There is a world class afterschool Karate Program with over 70 children, many who have compteted and won national chapionships under the guidance of their instructor. The teachers are very involved in afterschool programs from school plays, to health fairs, to a variety show. There is also a parent-run afterschool chess program. The PTA raises money for a family night in the winter which brings in either a performance or a music/dance program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2005

Albany School of Humanities is worth applying for. The discipline maintained by the class teacher is good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2004

This school works if you have no 'learning differences'. The children are receiving too much work with little direction from their teachers. The minority students are not receiving the same quality education as the non-minorities. This school once provided an A+ education but it's slowly deteriorating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2003

This school has given my daughter a great foundation to continue on both academically and socially. This school promotes self worth and encourages all children to be their best while encouraging them to help others to achieve their goals as well. This school, I'm sure, is one of the best in New York State!
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 32% in 2014.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
8%

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
44%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 33% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
11%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
16%

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
42%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 29% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
14%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
72%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 2 51% 19%
White 1 25% 48%
Hispanic 2 14% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 8% 9%
Two or more races 2 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 2%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 256%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 3%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 3%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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  • Rosalyn Wallace

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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108 Whitehall Rd
Albany, NY 12209
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