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Sackets Harbor Central School

Public | K-12 | 484 students

 

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Posted November 3, 2013

Underfunded, average guidance,very good parent involvement, good marching band , very clicky and difficult to assimilate as a new comer
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2011

My daughter is in kindergarten at Sackets and she loves it. Both kindergarten teachers are wonderful. We are a military family and I have never noticed any negative attention or treatment because of that. My husband and I have been very impressed with the all the school's programs. When I walk through the halls with her she has multiple teachers and aids calling her by name and saying "hello". I have found all the staff to be very friendly and helpful, particularly all the therapists, and the school nurse. Her teacher posts pictures on the class website regularly and her grandparents who live in other states get to check the website and see all the fun and exciting things she is doing in school. I just can't say enough positive about this school and the community. We have loved being here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2010

I went to this school K through 12. It was a great school to attend. Our language program starts in 5th grade and you can take it until you're a senior. We Also had Latin (we might still have it). We have the basic sports because we don't have enough students or money to have more than one or two choices a season. The school is mostly white, but as fort drum expands we get more and more diversity. The school handles itself well in times of trouble, and we united when we had the budget problems. There is no other school i would have wanted to go too. We have amazing grades, and great sports teams. The teachers are well trained and they love their jobs. No teacher is there for the paycheck.


Posted February 20, 2010

Sackets Harbor Central School isn't the greatest school to go to. Like one of the other posts say the school is lacking in cultural diversity, and is centered around the local people (i.e. the kids with the right last names) while new kids (i.e. the military kids mostly) are treated unfairly. With the amount of military families moving to the area and kids to the school he treatment is very unkind for a school that has adopted 'Rachel's Challenge' which is a great program, but has been manipulated to the point where some incidents are aloud to slide but others will be blown to unnecessary proportions. The faculty and staff are very kind and the courses are very intresting... but the heads of the school aren't to my sactisfactory as a student of the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 6, 2009

I attended Sackets Harbor for a couple years. The class sizes are very low. For a military family, the community and school wasnt very inviting. The school has a bit of a culture problem. There is absolutely no diversity and the school doesnt have much to offer. On the up side, the student teacher relationships were very good. Everyone knew each other. Which is very helpful.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 22, 2008

I attened This school for ten years and have now ventured out to be a teacher at a very large metro school out of state. This school has a lot to offer as a small school. I loved attending there. Moving forward and changing with the times would help. But this is one of few schools where everyone will know who you are from the first day you walk in the door! There is something to be said about that!


Posted March 28, 2007

This is a sweet school, but growing! Class sizes were once very low, but now the lower grades are in the 20s. I have not seen any teacher's aides in the classroom to help with students needing extra assistance unless the child has a severe problem, i.e. autism. It would also be great to have language programs in the lower grades. Overall this is a nice place to send my children, but would love to see more progressive programs available.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2007

Small class sizes and a caring faculty. Few programs for gifted students. At the very highest level, administratively, it strives to provide only those services required by law for its special needs students; consistently falling short of its own low standards. Extremely poor communication between BOE, administration, and community. Tight-knit community, great staff, K-12 environment still makes this a great little school that I am proud to send my children to. Fresh administration will solve many short-comings. Great school band and sports program but there is no football or swimming program available.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2004

I attended Sackets Harbor from the time I was in Kindergarden until the time I graduated. There is nothing bad to say about the school. It's awesome, academically and their sports and arts programs are incredible. I would reccomend this school to anyone and everyone.
—Submitted by a former student


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.

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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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
40%

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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

33 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%
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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

20 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
75%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
57%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
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 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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%
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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
80%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%
Earth Science

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

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
86%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
95%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
81%
Global History and Geography

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

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
74%
Integrated Algebra

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

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
80%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

28 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
U.S. History and Government

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

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%
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 Students72%
Female82%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant72%

Chemistry

All Students88%
Female100%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant88%

Earth Science

All Students71%
Female53%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%

English

All Students92%
Female94%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%

Geometry

All Students80%
Femalen/a
Male91%
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 population80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%

Global History and Geography

All Students86%
Female84%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%

Integrated Algebra

All Students96%
Femalen/a
Male101%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%

Living Environment

All Students86%
Female87%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%

Physics

All Students100%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Not migrant100%

U.S. History and Government

All Students97%
Female94%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
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 2 96% 48%
Hispanic 2 2% 23%
Black 1 1% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 0% 9%
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 20%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 132%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%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

Teacher resources

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. JENNIFER GAFFNEY-GOODNOUGH

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • School psychologist
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
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215 S Broad St
Sackets Harbor, NY 13685
Phone: (315) 646-3575

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