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Schuylerville Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 911 students

 

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13 reviews of this school


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Posted June 27, 2010

I am so please with the Schuylerville School District. The teachers are wonderful and the principal leadership is the best I've seen. Parents are very involved and feel very included.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Schuylerville Elementary School helped educate my two sons--one of whom is intellectually disabled. We've always been grateful for the care and concern given our family by the school staff and community. I also want to recognize the school as one of our most generous and faithful supporters of the local community food pantry. Food is donated throughout the school year and all the third graders each year take a field trip to the pantry to donate food and learn more about the importance of people helping people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2009

One of the best in the area. The elementary school tends to beat out larger districts in State exams. The great part is they do not teach directly to the exam.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2009

Schuylerville elementary is excellent as long as you make the effort to be involved in your child's education. There are many opportunities at Schuylerville for parent input. Unfortunately I think too many people leave it up to the school to 'take care of it.' With the school getting larger, the chances for children to fall through the cracks are going to increase. Regarding small class size in the previous review: Class size in third grade next year will hover around 25 and other grades will be similarly impacted. Parents need to stay involved and make sure they are getting all they can out of the school.


Posted August 1, 2009

Schuylerville elementary has been an excellent school for our son. The class sizes are quite manageable, 19 in his second grade class. He is very enthusiastic, and his enthusiasm is mirrored in the young, energetic, dedicated staff at the school. High achievers are challenged, and while we haven't made it to the high school yet, it's encouraging to see Ivy-League bound graduates from the less than 150 graduates of recent classes. The school was recently rated in the top 10 in Capital District schools by the business review, ahead of Saratoga Springs, even. All-in-all, Schuylerville has delighted us as a well-grounded, earnest, positive, and confident district where the teachers and parents are working together to give all the kids a good education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2008

Schuylerville used to be a wonderful rural school system. It has declined into a typical suburban school with all the problems of a much larger school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2008

The Schuylerville School system has exceeded our expectations. The involvment on all levels from principals/ teachers to cafeteria staff is student centered. Children are greeted each day with a smile. I would highly reccommend the Schuylerville School system!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2007

I think this school is great! The principles are fantastic with the kids and the teachers can really teach. The problem I think that needs to be fixed over this summer is more room for kids to learn. They are going to start working on that problem though because tax payers voted yes for the building proposal. Overall this is a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 27, 2007

The school is quite good. The principal, Mr. Mugits, is wonderful with the children and a true asset to the district. There are some problems, however. There are too many 'out of the classroom' activities that take away from the children learning the basics (like study skills, for example). They have computer classes starting in K, but my 4th grader doesn't know anything about basic keyboarding skills. And the district is not overly concerned with the wallets of the taxpayers; it's becoming far too expensive to live within the district. We've mostly been pleased with the school, but it's certainly not perfect.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2007

I will start by stating the good things about the school. The availability of extracurricular activities is outstanding. The teachers are good. I believe they push the kids to learn too much too soon. They say parents are welcome to help and that they have an open door policy but they DO NOT! When it comes to children that need a little extra 'help', the staff says that they will start this program that will help...they will do tests...but all it is is 'sweeping it under the rug.' The elementary school is terrible but the high school is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2006

Needs to be more of a push for the academics in the lower grades. There is an abundance of music, art, and sports within the community for the elementary aged children. Parents are a major part of the school and there are many, many volunteers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

I absolutely love the fact that the Principal, Mr. Mugits, knows practically every child by his or her first name. Every time I go to the elementary school, I always encounter Mr. Mugits walking, talking and interactingwith everyone in the school. It is indeed a pleasure to see just how much he truly cares about this school and its student body..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2004

I currently have a Second & Fourth grader at Schuylerville Elementary, I think it is an awesome school. The teachers and administration care about each & every student. A+++++ for a public school.
—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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
61%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

120 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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

118 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 29% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
71%
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 94% 48%
Hispanic 2 3% 23%
Black 2 2% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 22%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 124%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 8%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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14 Spring St
Schuylerville, NY 12871
Phone: (518) 695-3255

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