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Keene Central School

Public | K-12 | 159 students

 

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Posted September 29, 2009

Kids (K-12) are outgoing and friendly--they look you in the eye and are comfortable with themselves and their community. Also great teachers and admin. focused on a winning curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

The class sizes are small and the teaching is personal. They know are kids and it is asafe and healthy environment with a solid education as the outcome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2009

The school is extraordinary and the person running it (Cynthia Johnston) is a wonderful leader of the day-to-day school as well as working toward it's long term future. The community is very supportive of the school. It rates an 8 of 10 on this site. It may not be perfect for everyone but no school is. We are very lucky to have such a school here.


Posted June 2, 2009

Principal Leadership severely lacking - no one really running the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2008

I've got two kids in this school, one who started in Kindergarten and is now in the Middle School, and the other who has attended for 10 years and will soon graduate. Keene is a very caring and talented community and this shows in our kids. The school is very strong academically and has an efficient yet very personal administrative staff, dedicated and well-trained teachers, and the nicest kids I have ever worked with. The school is known for its good sportsmanship, its outgoing and friendly students and the strong sense of community and responsibility the kids feel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2008

I am a graduate of Keene Central School. After 13 years at this school I can honestly say that it was a pleasant experience. Class sizes are tiny, typically under 20 students, sometime as few a 5 in some high school courses. Teachers at this school are generally exceptional; however, the music department was never very good in my high school years. If you are looking for a place for a student to well academically this school is the choice. There are many academic support systems (on top of the fact that most teachers will go out of their way to help you).
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 22, 2006

This school is very small (approx 200 K-12)and is not able to offer as many programs as bigger schools, however, they do an excellent job at offering as much as they can through distance learning, etc. This school community is very supportive of the arts! Teachers, administrator and parents value and want art, sport, etc for the children. Very refreshing compared to other schools in the area. I was blown away by the amount of not just parent, but community involvement in this school. The community really holds this little school in the palm of it's hand. I am also impressed by the sincere caring that the teachers have for the students. There are of course a few slacker teachers (which you will find in every school), but the majority work well together and really love the kids!
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

11 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

11 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
76%
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.

11 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

11 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

12 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.

13 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

13 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
81%
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.

14 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

14 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
94%
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.

11 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

11 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
80%
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.

15 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

15 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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 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.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
92%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%
Earth Science

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

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
90%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
88%
Global History and Geography

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

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
94%
Integrated Algebra

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

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

12 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%
U.S. History and Government

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
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 Students70%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant70%

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
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English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/a

Earth Science

All Students84%
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 English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%

English

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
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students100%
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 population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%

Global History and Geography

All Students85%
Femalen/a
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%

Integrated Algebra

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%

Living Environment

All Students95%
Femalen/a
Male100%
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 English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%

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 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
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
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 91% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 4% 9%
Black 1 3% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 1%
Hispanic 1 1% 23%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 10%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 239%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 4%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 23%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 4%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Nurse(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. DANIEL MAYBERRY

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Mentoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
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Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
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33 Market St
Keene Valley, NY 12943
Phone: (518) 576-4555

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