Students enrolled 1043
School leader MS. KATHRYN POLUMBO

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122 Main St
Cornwall, NY 12518

(845) 534-8009
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3 stars
Based on 14 ratings

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July 14, 2012
The watches of the teachers are stuck in the 70s . They still teach the memorization's way . Creativity is not encouraged and backward. Here is what happened in the middle school to give you an idea of the situation in the school. Back from Italy our child was wearing a T shirt displaying the Vitruvian Man. The teacher was shocked and we got an email about how the T-shirt was not appropriate !! Da Vinci was censored whereas we bought it in the Vaticano !! This is how bad the school system is here. It does not get better in the high school. And the state tests are not even good.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2011
Well said.. Stuck in the 80's, 70's I think....We just moved to NY and picked Cornwall because we heard that the schools were very good. We are so disappointed! The curriculum is not challenging at all. Very little homework is assigned and it's homework my elementary child gets. 2-3 fill in the blank papers. Home/Careers is mandatory.. Are you kidding me? They learn to read labels! What a waste of time.Why not add more minutes to the important classes instead? The Board of Ed. needs to evaluate the curriculum and make it more challenging. They are so behind the state we moved from it's pathetic. My child basically repeated everything they had learned from the grade before at this school. With the new year just starting, I still don't see anything new or "Hard" being taught. They just slide by daily. If this is considered an excellent school district, I can only imagine other districts in NY. The school is small they can only pick so many kids for the AP classes.The others are left behind not advancing and getting bored. They either need to add more AP classes or allow more students into the classrooms. NOT HAPPY AT ALL!

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2011
this school is alright if you live in the area, but it could be much better. The hallways are filthy and never controlled. there are not fights,but there is a big case of bullying there. There are two teams, the white, and the green. they are just used because we have two vice principle, so if you get in trouble, you go to the vice principle for your team. the only thing that is wrong with this system, is it seams like the teachers on opposing teams are always competing to be better. so, the white team, they work, and work, and work,and work. hard. But, the green team, they party and have fun. heck, the 6th grade doesnt even have an english period! they use that period to talk about random nonsense like video games. the teachers do pick favorites, and despite there efforts there is much cybur bullying, me being one of many victims.

- submitted by a community member
August 21, 2011
safe school but teachers are stuck in the 80s. Not very modern ways to teach. It's all about memorization. Creativity is not encouraged. Einstein would end up in the special aid classes would he attend Cornwall schools ! I see smart kids being neglected because they don't fit in their unique model. too bad.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 01, 2010
I am very unhappy with the high school but the middle school is great. THe teachers are very supportive and my child is very happy there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 28, 2010
This is the first year my twin boys have attended the Cornwall Middle School. They love going to school there, and the teacher do care and are very supportive. The staff is coordinate and are well aware of their students. This is a great school and a great place to live.

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September 12, 2009
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April 17, 2008
My son has really enjoyed his time at Cornwall Middle School. We have moved many times and this has allowed us to see many different school districts and teaching environments. I have worked in many of these school districts and was very impressed with the education that my son is receiving at this school. His teachers are attentive and they have an extensive web site that allows us to see his homework, vocabulary lists and test/quiz schedules. We can even print out flash cards, and quiz reviews from the site to help him study. They always have information and grading charts for class projects. It's so convenient, and it also helps to promote the type of independence that is needed for my son's future educational experiences.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2008
This is a great mid sized school. We moved to Cornwall because of the schools and we have not been disappointed. We are very happy with the education our daughter has received at the Cornwall Middle School.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 31, 2008
This school is the achilles heel of the district. Having had a number of children go through the system I can say that the middle school is a huge disappointment. Administration here is vacant much of the time; many teachers are arrogant and disrespectful of parents as well as students. Phone calls are not returned and e-mails are not acknowledged. Clerical staff is noisy and the gossip is incredible. There is definitely an air of superiority in this particular school. Of course there are a few wonderful teachers but the majority are resting on a reputation that was earned long ago. What a shame considering the hard work of the Elementary schools and the super programs in the High School.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2008
Excellent. I love sending my son here. He's loves coming here. Especially the food .

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July 12, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 11, 2007
This is a very disappointing school, yet thought of highly by the Cornwall community. The Board of Ed should interview with parents to get the truth of their public middle school and make needed changes.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2007
This is the worst district I think. My child was not prepared in this school. The teachers didn't really help, and I had to beg a teacher to let my child borrow a textbook to study. Can You believe that? The academics weren't really good.

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March 05, 2007
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December 18, 2005
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Cornwall Middle School
122 Main St, Cornwall, NY  12518
(845) 534-8009
Last modified Cornwall Middle School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Cornwall Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top