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G W Krieger School

Public | K-5 | 596 students

 

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Posted April 9, 2014

I absolutely love Krieger! Great teachers and staff! People may find it hard to believe but the reason my husband and I bought our home in the city and near the school was to raise our children in the city and have them go to city schools! My daughter started in 2007 and will finishing her 5th grade year and off to PMS we go! She had the best K teacher in the world! It has just been an exceptional experience from the day we walked in until.now the day we walk out! Now with my little guy at the ELC which also has been great and will be at Krieger in the 1st grade I can't wait to watch him go through all the school experiences with such wonderful teachers and staff! Krieger kids rock!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2014

My daughter went to this school K-2 a few years back. It is a challenged school and has many at risk students. It was fine for her at that age, but there is no way I would have kept her there beyond 4th grade. They have no gifted services and she was not identified until we left the school. The classes are quite crowded and the students have many issues. The kids that are performing well are largely ignored. Having said all of this, however, I will say that my daughter's Kindergarten teacher was the best. I don't think she's at the school anymore, but she was the reason we stayed at the school as long as we did.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2013

Krieger is a gift to elementary school-aged students. after a few years in a private school, our daughter made the switch to this neighborhood school and what a difference! The teachers are warm, welcoming and driven. The students are polite, focused, and motivated to suceed. The principals are very active and present and seem to know each and every student and parent. We could not be happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2012

Krieger is a very frustrating school. They "bus in" about 80% of the students from the Smith Street projects because members of the "neighborhood" including teachers and adminstration that work for the City schools and live in the area will not even send their children to the school. Where does the high school principal send his children? Not to Krieger. So if Krieger is not good enough for the teachers and administration's children, then that tells you a whole lot. We are doing our damdest to sell our home or pay for private school. Our child is the top of the class and there are no services to support gifted children. If your child is disadvantaged or at risk, then the City of Poughkeepsie SD is for you. Otherwise, they number the children like prisoners, they feed horrible food and they barely get recess. The arts, music and library teachers show movies (and even the gym teacher has). They go once a week to specials and the teachers have to show movies? I don't even show movies to my children at home. The new principal was fired from the HS and is a total joke. She can keep it together. The BOE probably hasn't even stepped foot in any of the schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2011

I'm so in love with Krieger school it is the best elementary school inthe district. My daughter has been in Krieger for the past three years kindergarten first grade and now second she is so in love with her education here I couldn't ask for a better staff here and now this year 2011-12 my son is attending kindergarten here at Krieger we havemoved and I made sure we move withinthe district because I don't know what I would do without Krieger I came through the district myself and Krieger is the same as it was years ago :) kudos to the great parents teachers and the rest of the staff @ Krieger b/c KRIEGER ROCKS
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2011

My daughter goes to this school. Im very shocked to see this as only a 2nd rated school. Where as this school does a ALOT of students and the teachers do have to at times scream in order to get them under control, I dont feel that is THERE fault. I myself feel that the Principal should do alot more to make sure those kids are doing and acting the way they should. My daughter has a VERY good teacher who pushes her to do her best at all times!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

All my kids have gone there & had a positive experience. The teachers there are great! It's a wonderful place!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2010

This is a neighborhood school serving City of Poughkeepsie children. Students are inspired to do their best under the watchful care of a great staff.


Posted July 18, 2007

MANY concerns with this school: 1. large at-risk population with varied needs that are not getting met in the city of Poughkeepsie. 2. teacher's inability to manage classrooms effectively without yelling, screaming and disciplining entire class (despite few children in class who do not cause disruptions). 3. a decline in the level of education beyond 1st grade. 4. lack of positive role models at the school--administration talks about children having respect but there's little role modeling of respect. teachers are respectful and caring and instead they take their lead from the rough inner-city attitude. they need to rise above. an excellent addition to the school is Mrs. Clark. she has just the role modeling that the school needs. she also provides caring counsel to students in need. the biggest problem is how discipline is handled. students are out of control because there is a lack of appropriate rewards and consequences. reading first is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2006

My son is a Kindergartener there and receives physical education twice a week, and art and music once a week. The Reading First program is working, as he is already a very good reader and his writing continues to improve. The school recently added a significant new wing to its building and they did a very good job, blending it nicely to the older building and adding whealchair access as well as an elevator, a beautiful media center library, and computer room for the older grades. While he has encountered a few problems with certain 'at risk' kids, he has made a handful of friend there and generally appears to like the school. The PTA there is strong and involved with fundraising and other activities planned throughout the year. Overall as a Title 1 school, it holds great promise for continued improvement in its national test results and rankings.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2004

Mrs. Hammond has all the intelligence and energy to lead forward with the new expansion! Teachers are progressive. Don't ever lower academic standards.
—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.

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 31% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
22%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
18%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
69%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
24%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
35%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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

All Students13%
Female14%
Male12%
African American6%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities0%
General population15%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English15%
Non-migrant13%

Math

All Students15%
Female15%
Male15%
African American8%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities0%
General population18%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English17%
Non-migrant15%
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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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.

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

English Language Arts

All Students12%
Female17%
Male4%
African American8%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White13%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities9%
General population12%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English12%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Math

All Students15%
Female17%
Male12%
African American16%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic3%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities0%
General population16%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English16%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Science

All Students80%
Female89%
Male68%
African American83%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities20%
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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.

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

English Language Arts

All Students9%
Female12%
Male7%
African American5%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities0%
General population11%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English10%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant9%

Math

All Students6%
Female7%
Male6%
African American2%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic5%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities0%
General population8%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English8%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/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, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. 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.

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
Black 1 52% 19%
Hispanic 1 27% 23%
White 2 20% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
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 211%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 187%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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 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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265 Hooker Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Phone: (845) 451-4660

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