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Kenney Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 467 students

 

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Posted May 29, 2014

In a word? Revolting. They had to shut down the boy's bathroom because of an overflow. It only takes one person to ruin everyone else's day. One kid screws up? All are punished. One kid makes a mess? All are blamed. Sounds alot like Boot Camp. Sorry to bash it so much, but it's ridiculous. All the kids talk about "worst ways to die" and they always seem to use the word "poop" in every sentence. Sorry but Hannibal does NOT deserve to be on Great Schools.


Posted March 10, 2014

I am a former student. I have known many professionals at this school and have encountered both good and bad. True, there are some teachers who have given up on the true passion of teaching but that is true of many schools around the area. There are some teachers here who give everything they can to invest and better their students. I can name students who have gone back to these teachers year after year and said how much they missed them and even had their younger brother's and sister's request these individuals. Most of the bad rap of these teachers comes from low government funding and/or families who are broken and unwilling to give their children the support needed to succeed. New government standards have further increased teacher stress since the curriculum these teachers are forced to provide are not even completed by Albany! This curriculum was not taught to these long standing professionals and they are simply teaching blind to the best of their ability. There are faults within the school system but most comes from higher up. If you want a fair and accurate report, set up an interview with these teachers. Communicate your concerns and ask questions!


Posted June 6, 2012

I wouldn't even give it a star. They will hire anyone of the streets, and they barely do back ground checks. The teachers are too busey "socializing" too teach. Oh wait....hannibal has been on the governors watch list for years. Dumpy school and gross atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

Kenney Middle School has caring parents and staff that are always looking for ways to keep kids geared at education. The community has undergone many struggles over the past couple of years, but with encouragement from the staff and parents, the students in this school have learned to pull together, support each other regardless if they have music, sports, art and other activities. They stick together like family. I'm very proud of the students who attend Hannibal Kenny Middle School They too should be proud of themselves as they have achieved and over came the disappointments that finances in the District have impacted their school over the past few years. Thank you all for being so strong. Children should be allowed to be kids, not be expected to be so strong, but these kids have been!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2003

I have 2 children attending Kenney Elementary. I have found the staff to be very supportive. This will be my children's 4th year in the distict and we have found it to be a very pleasant experience interacting within Kenney Elementary environment.
—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 30% in 2014.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
51%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
14%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
12%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
53%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
53%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
4%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 1 96% 48%
Hispanic 2 2% 23%
Black 2 1% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 0% 9%
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 21%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 158%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

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

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 15%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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  • MR. PATRICK KEEFE

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846 Cayuga St
Hannibal, NY 13074
Phone: (315) 564-7955

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