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Poughkeepsie, NY
Students enrolled: 592

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265 Hooker Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

(845) 451-4660
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April 09, 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!

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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.

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July 09, 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.

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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.

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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

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March 09, 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!!

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April 20, 2010
All my kids have gone there & had a positive experience. The teachers there are great! It's a wonderful place!

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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.

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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.

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February 06, 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.

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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.

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G W Krieger School
265 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY  12603
(845) 451-4660
Last modified G W Krieger School is a Public school that serves grades 1-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
G W Krieger School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top