Our Children were in 3rd & 5th grade when we moved to South Colonie. Our daughter was in Forest Park for 2yrs. We were very happy with the staff & the school in general. Our son started in Sand Creek new to the district. We were a little concerned about him being in middle school. We thought he would have one more year in elementary school. As far as it being middle school everything went well. Sand Creek handles things very well as far as the 5th graders having pretty much 0 contact with the older children. I know that my children are safe. We did not see eye to eye with the teacher but that happens everywhere. We have had some challenges with our son, The Principal, Assistant Principal as well as other staff have been very helpful and supportive over the years. Our children are now in 5th & 7th. This is our 3rd and final school district and we are very happy with our experiences so far with South Colonie School District.
i've been in SCMS since 5th grade (when the middle school starts) and im in 7th grade now.this school is amazing and i love it.you couldnt find a better school.the teachers are very involved and the people are wonderful.they have a bullying program so their is like no bullying.with the bullying program, the teachers are very happy to talk to the students about problems that they have with people or things bothering them.as a students point of view this school is very good.they have many activities such as softball, lacross, basketball, baseball, vollyball, etc.excellent.!
This school has good potential but is generally undisciplined in it's approach. When I go to this school, I find that confusion is the order of the day. They do have processes in place but nobody really seems aware of them and they are not followed in a uniform manner. Overall I feel that this school strives for mediocrity and almost attains it.