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Gardner Dickinson School

Public | K-8 | 316 students

 

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Posted March 9, 2013

I Loved this school my two oldest sisters went kindergarten through 8th grade there and liked it. I went kindergarten through 6th grade then moved out of state. I defintley recommend going there.


Posted April 20, 2010

My two Grand daughters go to Gardner-Dickinson School and I have not missed any school events for the past 9 years. Gardner-Dickinson is one of a few grade schools that consists of Kindergarten thru Grade 8. I have met many of the teachers and witnessed the great effort these teachers have put forth for their students. It is a small school and the children receive individualized attention; when they graduate, they are well prepared for High School. I am proud to say that my Grandchildren attend this school.


Posted October 25, 2009

GD is an OK school. The Adminstration leaves alot to be desired and teachers move around every year with little to no consistency with each grade. Thankfully, most of the teachers are really good. There are a couplethat probably shouldn't be in the profession and the administration does nothing about it, but try to move them into lower grades. However, my children do like the school and their teachers. This school has a ton of potential if the Administration gets on the same page with the parents and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2007

I am very impressed with the 6th grade teachers and their program at GD. My child was challenged and had fun too. The teachers at this grade level were professional and worked hard. I appreciate all their efforts. My child loved 6th grade and learned so much! Thanks so much all you 6th grade teachers! Hope 7th grade is just as rewarding!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2006

G.d is a great school and has wonderful teachers.The middle school teachers are definatly good teachers..The new spanish teacher is wonderful the sci teacher is great and the other subjects are great.If i had to chose for my kid to go there when i'm older i would definatly send them.
—Submitted by a former student


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 32% in 2014.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

33 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
37%

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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 33% in 2014.

24 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

24 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

30 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
77%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
45%

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

English Language Arts

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

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
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 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 36% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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 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 92% 48%
Two or more races 2 4% 1%
Hispanic 2 3% 23%
Black 2 1% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 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 20%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 113%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 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 24%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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School Leader's name
  • DR. LISA HENKEL

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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25 East Ave
Wynantskill, NY 12198
Phone: (518) 283-4600

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