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Cohoes Middle School

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Posted March 6, 2012

The school is nice, we go lots of local trips and once in a while a farther trip. I give my school a 3 because well reality is we don't do a lot. There is a student exhibition on March 15 but that's it zero events after that of I know of. We have dances too but not often. Lastly, Ny state test here I come. I usually score an almost 4 to a 4 and above. -Jalen Torres, Cohoes Middle School student


Posted September 19, 2006

Cohoes Middle School has adopted the Be Safe, Be Respectful and Be Responsible policy. At last nights open house, the policy was in full force. Seeing the principal excited about this helps to enforce it. The 6th grade teachers were wonderful also. The school is undergoing some physical changes as well. Newly painted walls, better organized rooms and a different type of schedule this year. The school offers many extra activities for the students from after school homework clubs to plays to sports. We are looking forward to a great year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2006

The academics have become much stonger in recent years.I think this has alot to do with the younger teachers and principals being implemented.The music/arts program has always been strong in Cohoes,your child will fall in love with this program.Sports programs in my opinion are down a bit,the talent is there but the athletic dept. doesn't hire well in the coaching dept.The parent involvment is limeted,with the exception of basketball the parent involvment really drops off,even in the the academic area the same 20-30 parents always seem to be around the school to support ther children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2005

Great learning and teaching.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2005

There are many options for students and most of the teachers are quite committed to student success.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 14, 2005

Although the teaching model for this school, that is the core subject teachers teach as a unit is wonderful, the school has its issues. Character Education is lacking. Children often bully other children and although the administrators will listen to parents concerns quickly, any action to stop this is lacking. They tell you to seek assistance outside ie. court system instead of dealing with the problem within the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2004

I agree, Cohoes has come a long way. The teachers do care about the kids, and the way they are taught. If we asked to see a teacher, that teacher made him/herself available at almost any time. There are many activities for children to be involved in, alll kinds of sports, 3 types of bands, tech programs, after school academic support by the teachers, and much much more. Keep it up Cohoes!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2004

My experience with Cohoes Middle School was a very positive one. I found the teachers to be extremely supportive, nurturing and enthusiastic and the principal to be one of the best I have ever encountered. I have experience with many Albany County Schools and in my opinion, Joe Dragone and Cliff Bird (Abram Lansing) are two of the best ever!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2003

cohoes has come a long way, our child today are more active in sport and in learning. the teacher are caring and are truely concerned with each child. keep up the good work cohoes..
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 30% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
64%
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 2012-2013 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. 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 31% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
55%
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 2012-2013 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. 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 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
74%
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 2012-2013 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. 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

All Students18%
Female24%
Male12%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White19%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities0%
General population21%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English18%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant18%

Math

All Students27%
Female30%
Male23%
African American13%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities0%
General population31%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students11%
Female13%
Male10%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White13%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities0%
General population14%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English11%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant11%

Math

All Students15%
Female13%
Male19%
African American7%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White19%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities0%
General population19%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English15%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant15%
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students18%
Female21%
Male16%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White21%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities6%
General population21%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant18%

Math

All Students6%
Female3%
Male8%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White7%
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilities13%
General population5%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant6%

Science

All Students71%
Female67%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities53%
General population73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 2 83% 48%
Black 1 9% 19%
Hispanic 2 5% 23%
Two or more races 2 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1% 9%
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 10%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 259%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 2%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 12%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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7 Bevan St
Cohoes, NY 12047
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