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Garrison School

Public | K-8 | 239 students

 

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Posted November 5, 2010

Garrison Union Free School is a 2010 Blue Ribbon awarded school. There is nothing else left to say about this school. :)


Posted November 1, 2010

Garrison Union Free School is a small school in the heart of the Hudson Valley. I attended this school as a kid and was born/raised in this community. I'm now a teacher here and I think this school is unique in a lot of ways and has a lot to offer!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 30, 2010

They are progressive and earth friendly and have the best students and staff!


Posted October 29, 2010

I truly love this school! We have a Native Wildlife Garden right in our courtyard and a School Forest in which to experience the riches and unique beauty of our local nature world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2010

How many schools have a school forest, and use it as a learning tool. Garrison does! Devoted teachers, small classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2010

Wonderful teachers, great programs, community involvement, outdoor and environmental education programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2010

great teachers, small classes, safe happy learning environment
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2010

A caring staff, beautiful campus, small size and innovative programs in the arts, environmental education, drama, history.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2010

The administration and the teachers have boundless creative energy and enthusiasm. The are always coming up with inventive ways to educate the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2010

I already posted on Great Schools on what an amazing school Garrison is... but if you like - I'll post again:)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2010

It is a great community school dedicated to the education and enrichment of our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2010

Great School! We Love It!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2010

Small school, teachers know all students by name, diverse programming considering size.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2010

Hey, we are a Blue Ribbon School. That is excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2010

We are a small close knit community which is used to it's full advantage in giving our children a well rounded, caring, holistic approach to education. Our blue ribbon award is a testament to our excellence
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2010

I just moved here from a top rated New York City School and cannot believe how advanced it is compared to the overpopulated class she was in at PS 41 on 11th Street. I love the warm environment and the kids here love school and are very focused. I can not say enough about the parent involvement - it's amazing and I couldn't be happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2006

Garrison school has all the appearance of being a good school. With an average of 16 children per class, one would presume that class work could be tailored to fit the different needs of each student. Bright children are bored by unchallenging academics and others who might need special attention are completely overlooked. This school has a long way to go and the current administration lacks the leadership ability and vision needed to turn this into a top notch school. If you are thinking of moving to Garrison to avoid the high price of private school think again. This is a small school, but it is not a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2005

Garrison School is a small, nurturing environment in a beautiful natural setting. Class sizes are small and the whole school (k-8) is around 300 kids, more like a private school than most public schools. The elementary teachers are excellent and the overall quality of education is very good. The facilities are great with a new gym that was just built a few years ago. The drawbacks are lack of extracurricular activities, especially for middle school students; the size of the school makes it hard to build strong after school programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2005

I went to this school for my elementary education. It was a very good school when I went, but I have seen it become very political and over-whelmingly hypocritical. The Art and music programs are very good, but there is no beginner orchestra. There is a lot of parent involvement due to the fact that it is a very small school. It was better in my hey-day but it still retains the small atmosphere.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 7, 2003

All in all the school is good. K-5th are the best years the school offers. Classes are very small (2 classes per grade) and all the students know eachother. It may be better then many private schools. Middle school is awful! The teachers are not wonderful for the most part and if your child is like most...there will be at least one or two that will not be right for your child...the bad news is that both you and your child are stuck with the same teachers for 3 years with no options! Music and art teacher are the same K-8.
—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.

About these ratings

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 31% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
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 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 30% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%
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 30% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
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 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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
83%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
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 Students47%
Female64%
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 population47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Non-migrant47%

Math

All Students39%
Female43%
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 population39%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%
Non-migrant39%
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 Students71%
Female73%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%

Math

All Students32%
Female18%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population32%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%

Science

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 population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
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 Students46%
Female44%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%

Math

All Students62%
Female45%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
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 Students30%
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 population30%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%

Math

All Students61%
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 population61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
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 Students63%
Female70%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%

Math

All Students60%
Female50%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
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 Students73%
Female86%
Male54%
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 population73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%

Math

All Students69%
Female67%
Male73%
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 population69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%

Science

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 disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
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 87% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 9%
Hispanic 4% 23%
Black 3% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Source: 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 25%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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 13%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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1100 Rt 9d
Garrison, NY 10524
Phone: (845) 424-3689

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