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Schenectady, NY
Students enrolled: 361

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725 Salina Street
Schenectady, NY 12308

(518) 370-8320
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March 22, 2015
The teachers do not seem to relate to their student population and even were at times heard yelling at them. The teachers are unapproachable and seem to be there just for a paycheck. Not at all happy with the atmosphere there.

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January 24, 2015
Teachers and principal are available and listen to parents. The school is really about what students need, academically and socially. It's a family atmosphere with a caring, veteran staff. The principal knows every child and their needs.

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September 08, 2014
This is a very sad school,if your child attends this place you better have a good lawyer.My children faced so much unchecked bullying from the classroom to recess that children became depressed. The teachers are a waste of time. The children complain that teachers ignore threats made on and off the school bus.The principle is scatter brain like dah yah will get right to it dah.I basically passed the kids myself.So if your looking for a good school stay out of schenectady ny,buget or not.

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August 18, 2008
This will be my sons third year at YATES. And we love it. Almost all of the teachers are excellent. The halls are orderly and the students are friendly and well behaved.

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April 30, 2005
The chaos in the school is alarming. The one effective program in the school, the federally funded pre-k program, was cancelled and the funds used to create 2 part time pre-k classes that don' t hold a candle to the content of the full time program. A failing school too shortsighted to realize that preparing them early would help. The principal only wants imput from people who agree with her. I've pulled my kids out this year and I've run into 4 parents from their class who are pulling theirs out (4 out of 4!) next year. Children running through the halls, sitting all over the stairs at the entrance without teachers present was the norm. This is an arts magnet school with only one teacher with an Arts in education degree and hers was the pre-k program they cancelled!

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February 19, 2005
The quality of education appears to be allright but the states test scores tells differenrtly they seem to be lacking up to 15% in english and math skills. The state has not identified this school as a school in need of help? why not. So far our childs teaching seems to be alright but as the years go by it seems to be getting harder to stay focused on school work. She has been offered a place in the after school reading program and is doing well there.It seems that some teachers want the childern to succed and others just want them to pass. The teachers should not be there for a job but for our childern our future.

- submitted by a parent

February 22, 2004
Yates Magnet School is a rewarding experience for the children that attend it. The school prepares its students for positive interaction and ideal citizen conduct for their coming years. Overall, the students might enjoy a richer education experience if foriegn language courses were to be implemented into the curriculum.

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September 09, 2003
This school is happy and upbeat. It could have a better curriculum. More field trips definitely needed and more parent involvement. I believe all this school has to do is ask. Parents have a responsiblity to help their children succeed. Most of us want to do anything we can, just need help on how.

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Yates School
725 Salina Street, Schenectady, NY  12308
(518) 370-8320
Last modified Yates School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Yates School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 9 reviews. Top