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Cahill School

Public | K-6 & ungraded | 336 students

 

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Posted June 24, 2014

I would not agree that Cahill is a great school. There seems to be a perception that the principal is awesome. Not in my experience. It seems that there is an inordinate amount of work left for the parent to do because the teachers cannot handle it. Not their fault as the ratio of students to teachers in K is 23:1. ridiculous!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2011

Cahill schools are wonderful. The principal is involved in many after school programs with the children. She is firm but more than fair. She is exactly what children need to learn life lessons. The school is so great that the teachers send their own children there which says a lot to me. many of the teachers grew up in the saugerties community. this isn't just a school but it is a family. They treat your child as they treat their own. I have though of moving because of high village taxes but have chosen not to so that my children can grow up going to a school that provides them with a sense of community. This school gives them a great education and teaches them about being a productive member of society and about caring for your planet. Their PTA is currently raising money for a playground. The PTA is welcoming of newcomers and always need extra help as they do so much for the community as well as the school. This school is the hometown local school you dream about for your children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Cahill School has programs that pull students, teachers, and parents all together as a team, helping our children feel safe, comfortable, and encouraged enough to really want to get all that they can from their schooling. Cahill now offers programs for children with Autism, which is fantastic. The music & literacy programs are better than best. Cahill encourages all programs that protect the environment to their students and to the parents of the students. After all, our kids are our future. The school's sports program in phenominal and has made Saugerties known for it.
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Posted January 8, 2004

I believe Cahill is a good school. I would like to mention that Mr. Joe Fondino is a wonderful principal. He not only cares about the children when they are in school but also out of school. I once asked him to attend a scout meeting and without questions he agreed. I believe he is one caring person. Thank you for looking out for our children.
—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 32% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
51%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
54%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
40%
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 79% 48%
Hispanic 1 14% 23%
Two or more races 1 4% 1%
Black 1 2% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 25%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 251%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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 10%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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  • MS. SUSAN GIES

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134 Main St
Saugerties, NY 12477
Phone: (845) 247-6800

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