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Fort Edward School

Public | PK-12 & ungraded | 549 students

 

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Posted March 21, 2014

Fort Edward is a great school district. I have had 3 children attend grades K-12, and all 3 are college graduates. Two of my children are teachers because of the wonderful experience they had with the Fort Edward teachers. As a matter of fact, this school seems to produce many teachers and I like to think it is because of the wonderful caring teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

Fort Edward High School is a great school,because they welcome international students ,the teachers are very helpful and efficient and they are ready to assist you when you need.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2011

Being a former student of FEHS, (Class of 1974), It saddens me that a lot of the extracurricular activities are not offered like they were during the 60's and 70's. Sports galore, baseball, basketball, football, volleyball...well i am sure you get the gist. As for clubs, language, science, bowling, golf. We were offered everything. I am sure that budget cuts have a lot to do with the lack of extras, but as I said it does sadden me. I remember at least twice a month, going to a school dance, and we had great times interacting with our classmates. I cannot speak highly enough about our administration and the teachers. These dedicated teachers did a great job, and if a student really wanted an education, and worked for it...they got it ! Our class advisors, were more than teachers, they were our friends. Kept us on the straight and narrow, took us places and even invited us into their homes. I am very proud to be an Alumnus of Fort Edward High School, and will never for get my years there.


Posted November 1, 2007

They do have for boys, baseball, football and basketball at the Varsilty, JV, and modified level. They have track and golf at the varsity level for both boys and girls. For girls there is varsilty , JV and modified volleyball, softball and basketball. There is a bowling and ski club for both boys and girls. There is homework club, library club, and various interest group clubs. There is cheerleading for girls. The Ft. Ed. Rec. Dept. sponser a Sat. morning basketball instructional activity for both boys and girls. fifth and sixth grade teams are formed and sactioned by the school. I'm sure that there are more that I am not aware of.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 14, 2007

I am a teacher at this school and can tell you first hand that the teachers are overqualified, if anything to work here! After recent budget cuts and the cutting of our principal, I've looked into getting a job in another district (as well as my colleagues); however, I enjoy working at this small school. I know most of the names of the kids in Ft. Edward, and feel like I'm really making a difference in their lives. It's sad when all you've wanted to be your whole life is a teacher, and then you find yourself reading how parents and community members are feeling about your job performance. I see the effort and dedication my colleagues put into their job every day (and night). We also spend a lot of our own time and money (thousands of dollars!)because we love the kids. Start appreciating us more before it's too late!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 14, 2007

Start appreciating the teachers before it's too late! They do more than you know for the children in Fort Edward. There is no budget- that means $0 for supplies and extras (field trips, extra curriculars, use of the school, etc.). Who do you think is paying all those things and putting in all the extra time? The teachers and the Reading First Grant. The Grant money will be gone after next year, the teachers won't. These teachers are spending hundreds of $s a year on our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2005

This school offers very little in the way of extracurricular activities there are very few clubs for the children to join . NO business or librarie clubs and no swim or wrestling teams. The only sports offered are football and baseball for the boys and soccer and volleyball for the girls, they do not have high school dances other than the junior prom.
—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 32% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
11%

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
57%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

35 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
85%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
92%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
67%
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 36% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

33 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
9%

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%
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

Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
79%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
95%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
97%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
69%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
68%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
83%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

21 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
84%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Students77%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant77%

Chemistry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/a

Earth Science

All Students81%
Female81%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%

English

All Students74%
Female85%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%

Geometry

All Students94%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%

Global History and Geography

All Students71%
Female75%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%

Integrated Algebra

All Students93%
Female100%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%

Living Environment

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students89%
Female92%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass 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 1 95% 48%
Black 2 1% 19%
Hispanic 2 1% 23%
Two or more races 1 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 0% 9%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 20%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 250%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 8%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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220 Broadway
Fort Edward, NY 12828
Phone: (518) 747-4594

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