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Hagan School

Public | K-5 | 423 students

 
 

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Posted June 25, 2013

wholly sheet! This school is getting downgraded! Wonder where the school taxes went. Maybe nassau school is the drag


Posted December 27, 2012

"...check on some of the inspiring stories by SUFSD graduates. Imagine one of these students filling out a job application/submitting a resume with your firm..." Yes, please do check on us. Our resumes include prestigious colleges and employment histories. We are, in general, a very bright group. I am proud to say I am a Spackenkill graduate, and that Hagan Elementary is where I began. While I have many Facebook friends who clearly do not have a grasp on the English language, none of them are fellow Spackenkillians. There was never a teacher sending home grammatical or spelling errors in my 12 years. In fact, I have a better understanding of grammar than my fellow Dutchess and Marist students did. My teachers at Spackenkill would not have it any other way!


Posted September 16, 2009

Hagan School and it wonderful staff strive proving the best education to their students. The staff is friendly and the school environement is simply excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2009

I have nothing but good things to say about Hagan. Both of my children, so far, are having a great experience there. The teachers are wonderful, Dr. Sicina is great and the parents really add to the experience. We moved to the area for the school and other than the taxes, we have no complaints.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2009

My son just started the Middle School after having a fabulous run at Hagan from K-5. I cannot say enough about the outstanding teachers there. They created the optimal learning environment filled with compassion and high educational standards. They also encouraged my son to be the best he could be and provided opportunities for him to stretch beyond where he thought he could go ( and they cheered him on all the way!). As a parent I firmly believe that the education of our children is optimized by the 'team' approach. I think the parents, teachers and student all need to work together. I have not one complaint about the teachers at Hagan. They were always the leaders of the team and helped my son to excel!! My son has had a great transition into 6th grade and I give all the credit to the team at Hagan!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2009

I currently have one child at Hagan and one child at Todd Middle School. Both of my children have had excellent experiences at Hagan. I cannot say enough about the teachers and their commitment to the children that they teach. I am fortunate that both of my children thoroughly enjoy going to school. I feel most of that has to do with the experiences that have provided to them by their teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2008

-Often letters, updates and documents are sent home with misspellings, improper grammar and punctuation. This is offensive to me as a parent and inspires little trust. It shows either a lack of knowledge or lack of regard for students; neither are qualities of a good teacher. If anyone wants to know how the teachers actually perform, check on some of the inspiring stories by SUFSD graduates. Imagine one of these students filling out a job application/submitting a resume with your firm, or worse-what if it was your child?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2006

I am happy with my child going to school here. She is also going for private tutoring but not sure which is really helping her a lot. It should be both.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2006

This school is a decent school for kids to learn. I did find that it seemed that they concentrated too much on preparation for standardized tests.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2005

seems good from the little i have seen so far although they seem to expect such young ones to learn a aweful lot for 1st grade i never remembered doing that much in first grade
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2003

The leadership is poor and close to non exsistent in some cases. My son's teacher explained to me that close to 1/3 of the students were tutored outside the class room...most by the teachers themselves. Hmmm
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2003

This is our 2nd year at Hagan and it has been a great experience. Many parents are involved and the teachers participate in many extracurricular activities as well. It feels like a safe environment. My daughter was very happy switching from a private school to Hagan. My youngest just started kindergarten at Hagan and we are looking forward to a full education here.
—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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
74%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
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 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 66% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 17% 9%
Black 2 9% 19%
Hispanic 1 6% 23%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 13%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 111%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 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 6%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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42 Hagan Dr
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Phone: (845) 463-7840

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