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John S Hobart Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 847 students

 

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Posted April 2, 2014

My school is john S Hobart Elementary. I like the parents teacher association involvement in the student will being. The staff are very helpful to the needs of student and parent. I'm not impress with school curriculum , there's many area for improvement in this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2012

So happy to be back in this school!!! My son did kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade here, last year different school and this year back! Love, love his teachers!!! They are very involved as I am a very involved parent and can't say anything bad about this school! I think the parents that are complaining are probably the very ones who expect the school teachers to basically raise their child for them. Same parents who ignore their video game drone kids. Thank you Hobart!!! Look forward to the school year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2011

This is only my sons 2nd day of kindergartena and I am looking to pull him out. The experience has been aweful. One example is the 1st day of school, the staff was putting my son on a bus infront of me when I explained that noone would be at a busstop to pick up my 5yr old! Im his mother and Im standing here. "well" said the secratary, "thats your fault, not ours, he is scheduled for the bus".
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2011

I had a HORRIBLE experience here when my child first attended school. We moved out of the district ASAP! DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD HERE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2009

I have two children attending this school and they are both excelling in every area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2009

My son started kindergarden at this school and we moved during the middle of the trimester. I was glad that we switched schools. We had a very bad experience. I understand that discipline is needed, but when a 5 year old child needs to go to the bathroom, the teacher isn't supposed to complain.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2008

The teachers truly care about the students and the community. Thank you Mrs. Quinn!


Posted August 13, 2008

This school is horrible. The principles are not doing enough to keep the teachers on target for the students. They need to start assessing the teachers and make them accountable for their students. The school is not preparing our children for their future career path, as well as their future educational path. A parent cannot get any answers or help for their child through the school s officials. Something better change quick or our children are doomed to fail.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2008

I can't begin yo say enough good things about Hobart.he pricipals are fantastic! No matter how small of a question or problem they are right on it.Mr Westcott,and Mr Grves are really a great team.The Teachers are great too! Plus at all the activities we've attended the Principals are always there. I am really impressed by this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

Administration is very involved especially when dealing with the younger children and keep the parents very well informed if there is a problem or incident with their child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2007

I feel that the leaders in the school are true leaders. Positivity is always desired and requested of everyone entering those double doors, whether student , parent or teacher. Mr. James Westcott is a prime example of the above mentioned. Mr. Westcott obviously cares and puts forth the effort everyday to set the right example...whether it be meeting the bus in the rain and wind, or answering a child's question, or being patient with a child's emotions. He cares about those children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2006

I think this school is on the upside. With a new principal who is actually involved its a can't miss. I do think that the parents are the one. If you stay involved and help your child this school has the tools. Just don't let the 'bad element' keep you down. If you can see the light with Mr. Coster you will find the way. Just don't be afraid to talk to him. If you don't like something call him up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2006

This school rates good as far as the quality of academic programs offered. They rate very good as to the availability of music, art, sports and extracurricular activities. Plus they have afterschool help students struggling in Math due to State tests. The parent involvement is demanding in the the 5th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2005

Lots of classroom disruptions by students and parents with attitude problems. I wish all who attend great good luck. My children will not be going back next year. The staff has their hands full and it's unfortunate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2005

I have two children in this scool(K,2) and even though we are moving out of state I have loved this school. Every teacher my son has had has challenged him and he is well ahead of where I expected him to be. Dr. Sophis Gary is the best principal I have ever encountered.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

About these ratings

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 31% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
72%
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 2012-2013 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. 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 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 36% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%
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 2012-2013 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. 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 31% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%
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 2012-2013 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. 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

All Students25%
Female29%
Male21%
African American25%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population26%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant25%

Math

All Students23%
Female28%
Male18%
African American18%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White28%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population24%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant23%
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

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

English Language Arts

All Students26%
Female35%
Male19%
African American24%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic6%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities0%
General population31%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant26%

Math

All Students34%
Female35%
Male35%
African American33%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities6%
General population38%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant34%

Science

All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
African American100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities100%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

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

English Language Arts

All Students29%
Female31%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities0%
General population33%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%

Math

All Students26%
Female26%
Male27%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities0%
General population30%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant26%
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 2012-2013 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. 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.

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

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 52% 48%
Hispanic 2 23% 23%
Black 1 20% 19%
Two or more races 1 4% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 13%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 237%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 78%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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230 Van Buren St
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