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Montgomery C Smith Intermediate School

Public | 3-6 | 557 students

 

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Posted December 9, 2013

I have 2 daughters (4rd and 6th grade) attending MC Smith. While I will not pretend that there aren't problems, I have to give an above average rating. This rating is based on the teachers. My girls have had the privilege to have the same particular teacher for 3rd & 4th grade. She is beyond amazing and each of my girls (with very different learning styles and strengths) have thrived in her care. Each primary teacher my oldest has had for 5th and 6th are wonderful and creative. The final thing I want to say is about the band. The band teacher is outstanding!!! There is no cringing in the audience when a newly formed 4th grade band starts to play. Every year each band grows because of his talent at bringing out the children's talents! I know he is moving on to the high school soon and I am happy for my older daughter to continue to have him and sad for my younger daughter who likely will not have him throughout her middle school career. With less than adequate funding and serious lack of parental involvement for a large number of children, this school still does great things. Yes, there are issues. But, my kids have never been just a statistic to the teachers or the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2011

Beautiful school with dedicated teachers and staff. Lots of extras for the kids thanks to the wonderful PTA. My child has many friends, same age, who go to other supposedly "better" districts, but they all (mine included) seem to be learning the same things at the same pace. If you stay involved in your kids' lives, it doesn't matter where they go to school - they will do well with your guidance.
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Posted February 4, 2007

hudson middle school is one of the worst schools by far. There is very little parent involvment, teachers don't care, this school is very unsafe, the principles leadership is zero, please do not attend this district if you'd like your child to have an education. I look forward to moving my children out of the district.
—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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
39%
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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
11%

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

133 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
9%

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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 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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

122 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
54%
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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

135 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
7%

2013

 
 
12%

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

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 2 46% 48%
Black 2 28% 19%
Hispanic 1 12% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 11% 9%
Two or more races 1 3% 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 110%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 166%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 6%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 17%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. MARK BRENNEMAN

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102 Harry Howard Ave
Hudson, NY 12534
Phone: (518) 828-4650

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