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Hammond Central School

Public | PK-12 | 310 students

 

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3 stars

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Posted October 23, 2012

Were all happy that Kiersen has gone back to Hammond school.. Her grades are so much better.. And she missed her freinds and teachers.. What I see and like are the older students know all these little kids and I see where they watch over them.. And I never hear of Bulling in that school.. See you at the concerts this year.. :)


Posted August 24, 2012

I graduated from Hammond High a long time ago. I had the Wall Street Journal send, "Student Edition package of copies" to the school for two years and never head a thing about their use... I sent a number of boxes of books to the school library, e.g. the complete works of Bernard Shaw. I never herd a thing back, not even an Email... I am disappointed and would have been happy to provide more intellectual support but there seems to be little interest. A past student who used education to advance.


Posted March 14, 2012

Given that three of the high-star reviews are grammatically incorrect and were reviewed by graduates of Hammond Central, it is possible that the quality of the education is poor. Granted the school is Pre-K through 12th grade but in comparison to other New York State schools, Hammond Central leaves great room for improvement. The textbooks are inaccurate, outdated and look as though they have been recycled for decades. This is a travesty considering the sports program has such high emphasis. Hammond Central is no different to any other public school in that it teaches by the state testing system but while a handful of the teachers (mostly the younger grades) venture outside the box and encourage creativity in all aspects of the subjects, a majority of the faculty sticks to the guidelines in an almost biblical sense. Recommendation: re-evaluate how funding is allocated at the school and reward teachers for being creative.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2010

I agree with some other comments. The school is about discipline, not learning. Also, the school is spending money on sports when they should be spending it on replacing the 20 year old books! The guidance counceler won't tell you what credits you need and how many your missing so you either sink or swim with her. The teachers, Some of them are great and they help the students then there are some where they just give you homework and say get it done. And if you are missing work most teachers don't tell you or talk to you one on one to see why they aren't doing the homework. The school is just wasting money!


Posted May 26, 2010

I have 2 children that attended Hammond Central all their lives, graduated, went to college and now have successful careers, much happiness and like to travel and experience different parts of our country. If that doesn't tell you that the school did its part, then I don't know what else to say. It is great, I can compare to it, because I graduated from a very large school and would have preferred the warmth and caring that you get at this wonderful small school. Keep up the good work HCS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2010

In response to RGSE - Maybe you feel prepared now because you're not in college yet. I will say, Hammond might do a wonderful job at preparing students to achieve average grades at SUNY Canton. But, if you want above average grades or success at a school with a national reputation, a Hammond education isn't going to cut it. As a high school senior, I felt fully prepared for college. It's after leaving that I realize how much more prepared the other students I attend school with are, because their schools didn't consider 'success' to be the minimum state achievement levels (a grade of 65 on any Regents test).
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 6, 2010

What happen to the school that I graduated from? I was very proud to graduate from Hammond but now that I have a child there I can not understand why. The quality of teachers may be good but their professionalism and care for students is not high. I was in the local store and heard two teachers talking about a student that one had and the other teacher was going to have. They put a target right on the students back! And the rest of the people in that store now think that that students parents are horrible people.I knew them personally and know they are great people and do what they can to help their child. NOT PROFESSIONAL!! I am disappointed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2010

I'm a former student, and I don't think the overall rating is accurate at all. All of my Regents classes were taught to the test, and any non-Regents classes weren't taken seriously by staff or students. As a current college student, I don't feel prepared for my classes at all. I was valedictorian of my class, and now struggle to get Bs. My high school friends, also straight-A students, are having the same problems. Students aren't taught the writing or math skills needed to be ready for college. While the small classes are nice, the quality of teaching and college preparation really need to be improved.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 5, 2010

I'm guessing the people that gave this school high rankings have grown up in Hammond and have no other school to compare it with. This school is abysmal. The children that graduate barely make average scores on the SAT. The guidance counselor should have been fired thirty years ago. She has no clue about the reality of college. Kids do not graduate well-prepared for life outside St. Lawrence county. There is no innovation in the teaching styles, few non-sport activities, absolutely no support for disabled students, and the emphasis is on discipline, not on learning. A great school if your child wants to be afarmer, but if you want anything else for your children, don't move to Hammond.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2009

This school has an excellent staff that really cares for their students. However, as with anything this school has it problems. A large amount of money is put into the sports programs that could be used on other activities or in the classrooms. (I say this as a former student who played all three sports offered.) The town places way too much emphasis on girls basketball.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 15, 2009

I think Hammond Central is a great school. I like the fact that it is small. The students get more attention.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2008

I gradated from Hammond, and I am happy that my child is going there.. It is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2008

I went to this school now my kids do an excellent school small classrooms, family atmosphere caring teachers. Outstanding school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2008

I rate this school two stars based on the poor communication between school and parents in addition to lack of overall technological communication. Teachers communicate with parents via phone or letters, email is not an option, nor do teachers have their own web pages that offer curriculum outlines, grades, homework, expectations, etc. School calendar is a vital publication as notices are not sent home regarding half days and school closings. Registered daycare providers are lacking and very few babysitters are available.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2007

No extra-curricular activities, low test scores, no college prep to speak of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

Hammond Central has the most understanding staff. I had been in a car wreck and they hired a tutor for me that came to my house to teach me while I was out. You would not find that kind of love and understanding from a bigger school. I just wanted to say thank you for all your years of dedication to our kids.
—Submitted by a former student


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 32% in 2014.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
22%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
30%
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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
4%

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

24 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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 30% in 2014.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
9%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
9%

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
31%
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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
5%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

20 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
0%

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
65%
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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

20 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
58%
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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

21 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
67%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
69%
Earth Science

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

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
32%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
80%
Global History and Geography

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

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
76%
Integrated Algebra

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

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
70%
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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
33%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

18 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.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
69%
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

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Native Americann/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/a

Chemistry

All Studentsn/a
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Malen/a
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Earth Science

All Students39%
Female36%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant39%

English

All Students65%
Female67%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%

Geometry

All Students58%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant58%

Global History and Geography

All Students76%
Female57%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%

Integrated Algebra

All Students74%
Female85%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%

Living Environment

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
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 Students61%
Female67%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant61%
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 99% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 0% 9%
Black 2 0% 19%
Hispanic 2 0% 23%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
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 140%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 7%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 28%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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51 S Main St
Hammond, NY 13646
Phone: (315) 324-5931

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