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Newcomb Central School

Public | PK-12 | 91 students

 

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Posted May 26, 2013

What a disappointment. For a school with a $5.5 million budget, Newcomb does a mediocre job of educating its 65 or so resident students and puts most of its energy into begging students from outside the district to come bulk up the classrooms. End result is more students getting that mediocre education. The principal is a snake oil salesman, so take everything he says with a grain of salt.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2012

We switched our kids to Newcomb Central School and are having second thoughts. The school has a friendly atmosphere but provides no instruction for students who are faster learners. The learning pace slogs on slowly, even with small classes. There might as well be 30 kids in the grade instead of just 5 or 6. The teachers are nice enough. The principal spends a lot of time recruiting temporary students from foreign countries. His monthly bulletins whine a lot about having to get work done. The parents and community show up and support the school no matter what goes on there. It's pretty mediocre which is too bad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2011

We switched our children to this school instead of a local school and it was the best decision we ever made concerning our children's education. They were taught by a 3-4 grade Master teacher and made significant gains academically, especialy in the core subject of ELA regarding reading and learning how to write a variety of reports and responses. The consistency, high expectations, structure, leadership, dedicated teaching and overall warm school environment at NCS shows! No school is perfect, all schools have "politics" but at NCS, the students' needs come first. It is night and day between the local school and NCS regarding teachers' union philosophy, BOE lack of support and weak leadership . NCS is the best "hidden secret in the Adirondacks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2010

School seems to aim for being OK and it is. Just that. Would hope for more individualized instruction in such a small school. As previously mentioned, not much for the gifted student and not enough for the really challenged. School seems to lack academic leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2010

With a 4 to 1 Student to Teacher ratio the teachers should have all the time in the world to advance gifted children and give the stuggling student all the help needed.


Posted November 7, 2008

All elementary grade levels are combined classes and with the increase in state requirements teachers do not have enough needed time to spend on a single grade level. If a student is above average - no incentives and student easily gets bored, if a student is below, not much time for extra help. Not fair for students or teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 31% in 2013.

5 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

5 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
60%
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. 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.

5 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

5 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2011.

7 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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. 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.

6 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

6 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
67%
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. 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.

9 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 31% in 2013.

9 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
70%
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. 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.

6 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 28% in 2013.

6 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
82%

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. 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 34% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
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. 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 64% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
100%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 78% in 2012.

6 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
n/a
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 73% in 2012.

16 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a
English

The state average for English was 82% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
100%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2012.

10 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2012.

8 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 72% in 2012.

9 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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 78% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 79% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
100%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 79% in 2012.

5 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 Studentsn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Chemistry

All Students67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population67%

Earth Science

All Students100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population100%

English

All Studentsn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Geometry

All Students100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population100%

Global History and Geography

All Students100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population100%

Integrated Algebra

All Students100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population100%

Living Environment

All Studentsn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population100%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 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 91% 48%
Asian 7% 9%
Hispanic 1% 23%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 19%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 0%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 5%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 5%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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5535 Rt 28n
Newcomb, NY 12852
Phone: (518) 582-3341

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