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Ichabod Crane Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 661 students

 
 

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Posted November 22, 2010

As the parent of two boys who survived Ichabod, I can tell you that there is both good and bad aspects to the district. Primary school was a positive experience, with many capable and dedicated professionals. Middle school was awful. Strong anti male bias. Several grossly incompentant educators. High school is a mixed bag. Very clikish. The whole town seems to work in the district. Upside is that they spend alot of money on the kids. Many opportunities for those in the inner circle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2010

Our children were honor students carrying A averages when they began atttending ICHS. The community is wonderful, supporting the district emphasis on athletics and the arts. State and federal mandates ensure adequate resources for students with disabilities but there is little regard for truly bright children, and most students who are educated at ICMS and considered to be "honors" level students have demonstrated an ability to conform, not to have developed critical thinking or subect aptitude. This is reflected in looking at class rankings in test scores and who teachers select for the "honors track." ICHS students rely on a homework policy that grants greater grading emphasis to homework & classwork than to actual test scores - resulting grades don't reflect learning. Our college students are happy again, graded by real-world standards that reward demonstrated knowledge (tests/quizzes) over the processing and filing of paperwork. A+ arts/music; D guidance/administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2010

As a former parent of this school district. I have to admit this school does not prepare our youth to real world. There is life outside of Valatie and it will be rude awakening to students entering college how behind they are in subject matter and material.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2009

I'm a former student and its sad to say, the same things happened when i went there. if you were into athletics and all of the clubs you were one of the special ones. Or if you were the kid of an active community member, like the kid of a police officer, nurse, politician etc you got selected for everything. It's an okay school but then again in Valatie you don't have too many other options. Also with regards to the regents, seriously in every other state who cares! Not many do, on those in NY. So that is a bit ridiculous.


Posted July 14, 2009

I find ICCSD has a great Music and Drama program where the students really get involved. The Athletic program is great as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2009

The Principal is on a power trip. Has no idea how to talk to students. Lots of young new teachers who have no idea on how to work with kids or how to teach.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 15, 2009

Poor staff, horrible principle. The food here is disgusting. They constantly want donations for sports teams that are just going to do poorly anyways. Overall this school is horrible and is just going down hill.


Posted November 11, 2008

Ichabod Crane is an amazing school. Its in a safe community, the teachers and administrations are great. The students are treated with respect. Its clean and an over all great place to learn and be social
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 7, 2008

icc is a great school if you have money to donate to it.. my overall opinon is this...if you are smart and very well behaved you will do good here if you have any learning dissabilities its not a good option....so yeah pretty much you either you need to be well involved with the school or you will get pushed aside i had seen the comment about things being pushed aside and swept under a rug and that is very true...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2008

This is a district that likes communication from teh community and parents if you on their side. If you have an issue they either sweep in under the carpet or ignore you. Parents fear retaliation against their children should they have complaints about the school/teachers...etc..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2008

Generally a safe school, although all districts and schools, whether public or private, have their share of issues. Teachers have all been friendly with our daughter and willing to assist her with her needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2006

Ichabod Crane school district as a whole is very aware of the need to have the students excel in everything from education, sports and the arts. The staff is very intune to the kids and are always there to assist in helping them succeed.The sports program is excellent. While the coaches put alot of demand from the athletes the students are required to maintain their grades or they do not play. New York is a Regents testing state which is required for some colleges.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2004

I've discovered that the School's athletic teams are funded with money not by what they need, but how much they win and if they're a boys' or girls' team. For instance, a few years ago, the boys soccer team recieve brand-new uniforms, but the brand-new modified field hockey team was forced to wear white shirts with duct taped numbers they made themselves because there wasn't enough money to get them uniforms.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
80%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
81%
Earth Science

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

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
80%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

17 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
80%
Global History and Geography

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

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%
Integrated Algebra

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

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%
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.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
94%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%
U.S. History and Government

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

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%
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 Students75%
Female78%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Chemistry

All Students69%
Female66%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Earth Science

All Students86%
Female87%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities66%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

English

All Students95%
Female99%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities82%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students76%
Female82%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities53%
General population78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Global History and Geography

All Students81%
Female79%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities50%
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Integrated Algebra

All Students83%
Female93%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities50%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Living Environment

All Students90%
Female91%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities58%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Physics

All Students84%
Female82%
Male86%
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 populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrantn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students90%
Female92%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities69%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
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 1 92% 48%
Hispanic 1 4% 23%
Two or more races 2 2% 1%
Black 2 1% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 0% 9%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 1%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 4%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 25%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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2910 Rt 9
Valatie, NY 12184
Phone: (518) 758-7577

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