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Fishkill Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 510 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted September 27, 2013

I have two boys who went through Fishkill elementary.( I wish the school Would have gone to 6th grade. ) the teachers, principal and support Staff create a family feel to the school. At the end of the year they Have hugs day and alumni of if all age groups beg to attend. Due to safety and The huge number of people wanting to attend, this becomes impossible. However, what a great idea. Fishkill alumni hugs day! I digress, I would recommend Fishkill elementary to anyone moving to the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2013

Wow. Sounds like Fish elementry school is where it is at. I never went to this school when I was living in Fishkill, N.Y., I went to Brinkerhoff. I wish I did, go to this school back in the 1960s. How ever I heard back then Fishkill elementry scholl was good. Drive on Fishkill school. Drive on. i only wish I can say the same for Brinkerhoff. And what is interesting is Brinkerhoff is still the same. Sounds like a lot politics. Always was since they opened up in 1963. Sorry to for them. But Fishkill elementry, I wish i went to your school back in the day.


Posted May 18, 2010

The teachers and Dr. McNally make this a truly family oriented school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2010

the students and staff at fishkill elementary make this school and amazing place to work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

A great place to grow up, learn, and discover! Great teachers and staff, always passionate about their work!


Posted May 13, 2010

When you or your child goes to Fishkill you automatically become part of a wonderful, loving family. What a great way to start your educational career! We get a private school for a public school price.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

The entire staff is amazing - from the principal to the teachers to the administrative staff. A truly great place to start!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

I had four children attend Fishkill. It is a great school with the best teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

The staff is amazing they truly care for all the kids and have their best interests uin mind
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2010

My children get upset when their last day before summer vacation arrives. This never ceases to amaze me, they are not only getting a great education, but they are having fun and they are fostering true frienships that I know will last them a lifetime. The teachers and staff are truly amazing and we fell blessed that are children are receiving such a wonderful education!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2010

The teachers are caring and truly want their students to succeed. Even though it is a structured learning environment the kids are having fun and enjoy going to school everyday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2010

Fishkill Elementary School is committed to its student population and excels at parent involvement... you cannot help but feel the energy when you walk through the front doors - teachers, staff, parents and students working together!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2010

I am a grandma of two of the students. I also volunteer at the school, even tho' I live 1/2 hour away. The students, the teachers and the staff are the nicest, and most of all dedicated and caring. The atmosphere when you walk down the halls makes me want to go back to school. The hallways are filled with displays of work the kids did. And the pride to be a student at Fishkill Elementary School is felt everywhere you go.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2010

My son David started Fishkill Elementary in1999, when we moved to NY from Philadelphia. David started kindergarten and at this time he is in 10th grade.When he looks back at his years at Fishkill Elementary he truly has wonderful childhood memories. I credit his years at Fishkill Elementary for his confidence and academic success..At the present time our daughter Jenna has started kindergarten at Fishkill Elementary and it is great to know that she will be able to experience wonderful childhood memories like her brother did when he attended. The staff and the PTA make the children feel important and everyone walks around with a smile.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2009

I had a fantastic students teaching experience here! Administrators, teachers, staff, students and parents are all wonderful. Everyone made me feel very comfortable being there.


Posted June 19, 2008

This is a great school with with a great staff. They really work with each child everyone knows the children . The principle sends home birthday cards
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

My family moved into the district two years ago following nearly 5 years in parochial schools in another district. Initially, I was concerned at the proximity of Fishkill Elementary to the main road of Rt 9, but soon discovered that safety is key at this well-guarded jewel of an elementary school. My daughter's teachers in grades 3 and 4 have been kind and well-equipt to teach exceptionally-talented children as well as those with learning challenges. Leadership in Mr McNally is top-notch! Mr McNally has a generous nature and is just strict enough to pull the very best out of each child in his care. When my daughter was going through several back to back personal losses, Mr McNally rallied the team to insure that not a step was lost in providing a complete and holositic education for my child. A geat experience!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2007

I'm sad to say that I have been disappointed with this school thus far. Also, be aware that once your child finishes 5th grade they do not go straight to Van Wyck JH. Instead they go to Myers Corners (another elementary school) for one year and then onto Van Wyck. This is something that I wish I would have been aware of prior to moving within this school boundaries.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2007

We have been very happy with Fishkill Elementary... great community, fantastic parent involvement!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2007

The teachers are very involved with the students and they are kept highly motivated with their different approaches to the cirriculum. My daughter loves her new school. The parent-teacher association is also very active and involved. Thanks for all your hard work!
—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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
70%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
77%
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

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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
White 2 70% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 13% 9%
Hispanic 2 12% 23%
Black 1 4% 19%
Two or more races 1 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 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 217%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 22%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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20 Church St
Fishkill, NY 12524
Phone: (845) 897-6780

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