Monday, June 11, 2012

Arcadia, Olympia Top List ...

   
FOR WORST ON-TIME GRADUATION RATES OF SUBURBAN SCHOOLS IN MONROE COUNTY

On-Time Graduation Rates for Schools in Monroe County

Greece Arcadia - 77.7%Greece Athena - 82.3%
Greece Odyssey - 97.4%
Greece Olympia - 79.6%Brighton - 91.6%
Brockport - 81.8%
Churchville-Chili - 94.2%
East Rochester - 85.7%
East Irondequoit - 90.1%
Fairport - 95.2%
Gates-Chili - 85.0%
Hilton - 89.6%
Honeoye Falls-Lima - 97.1%
West Irondequoit - 92.5%
Penfield - 95.4%
Pittsford Sutherland - 97.6%
Pittsford Mendon - 98.8%
Rush Henrietta - 82.6%
Spencerport - 90.8%
Webster Thomas - 93.0%
Webster Schroeder - 91.0%
Wheatland Chili - 95.1%

SCATS ~~ I'm shocked that Arcadia performed more poorly than Olympia. I see this as a warning.
  

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Could this be why we are cutting so many elementary school teachers, but not at secondary? Wonder what the class sizes will be next year in the middle and high schools. What is the plan to increase graduation rates? Guess I will go to the BOE meeting tomorrow night and hopefully (haha) find out.

Anonymous said...

Maybe because the city kids are flocking to Greece, and the North Greece residents in the nice homes have kids that are flocking to Hilton. Just wondering if THAT could be PART of the problem.

Anonymous said...

RAISES FOR EVERYONE

Anonymous said...

The Rochester Super explained the poor performance. The graduation standards are higher than they used to be. Oh wait, ALL the districts in NY faced those higher standards. Guess that wasn't covered in graduate school where Dr Vargas went....

Anonymous said...

Wow, how can you argue with those numbers? This is where is becomes an issue that the sup needs to address with the administrators. How can this be tolerated?

Anonymous said...

6:01
If the budget was passed allocating for only 5 layoffs, it seems that the district can afford those 17 teachers and make class sizes smaller. To have 28 or 32 kids in a room does not seem to be working. Then again, having seniors attend for 2.5 classes does not work either. I do think that 6:06 is onto something. Does Hilton have huges classes? They just hired 10 teachers.

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a shock! City schools don't do as well as schools where students who attend come from wealthier families. Who knew! I WONDER what would happen if we flip flopped the teachers at those districts--would we have different results? If you think so, I have this BEAUTIFUL BRIDGE I would LOVE to sell you!!!!

SCATS said...

To 8:25PM ~~ How much do you want to bet that the Supt. receives a salary increase from the BOE Tuesday night?

To 9:27PM ~~ If the budget passed with funding for those additional 12.6 teachers who will now be cut(5 were to be cut all along), then I guess we've been snookered again. If the money is there & was approved by the community, which it was, it seems like Bait & Switch to remove them now.

To 9:42PM ~~ Your theory will be proven at the new, improved OA starting in Sept. Personally, I can't wait :)

Anonymous said...

People, do you realize that when you vote on the budget you are only voting on the total dollar amount, not on how it is spent? The way the money is doled out is up to the district. They show you in the budget presentations possible ways it may be allocated but the staff can make changes in the actual way it is spent. And all this talk about only letting 5 elementary teachers go is crazy. If you look at the budget book it shows 5.7 elementary instructional support teachers as well. That's a total of 10.7 positions. That doesn't mean 10.7 people, it could be more if some of the people let go aren't full time. Wake up and smell the flowers, you vote for the total dollar amount not how it is spent!

SCATS said...

To 8:10AM ~~ Yes, you are correct. However, the way they "build & sell" the budget leads one to believe their fairy tale is true. They make a huge deal out of adding back in things like SRO's a few yrs. ago ... and the additional $$ to cover the cost. It is true they could have just eliminated or reduced anything else they wanted to make that magically happen.

Anonymous said...

No matter how good the teacher is, you can not teach kids that don't want to learn and do not attend class.

SCATS said...

To 8:40PM ~~ That's just another excuse for teachers who are OK with doing nothing. God forbid we should have teachers who work hard to reach and inspire kids to change their lives for the better.

Anonymous said...

8:43. give me a break. come on, some kids are just unteachable. its just the way it is. lets see you do some volunteer work to 'reach and inspire' these kids. You wouldn't last a week.

SCATS said...

To 9:34PM ~~ Been there, done it for MANY years :)

Anonymous said...

To 9:34 I expect people that do work on my property to be competent. I have high expectations for that. I pay them for that work be it repair, construction, cable, etc. I appreciate them. I do not think there is a requirement for me to volunteer my services to others and do yard work or repairs for them free of charge. If they had a 77% efficiency rate of mowing the lawn or repairing my furnace I would find another contractor. When I go to the grocery store .I expect the inventory to be properly stored and replaced and stocked when needed. I expect the staff to be helpful. I don't feel the need to volunteer there. Why do you think we should have to be willing to volunteer in the schools and do for free what others get paid for, to have the expectation that the teachers do their job. Just because scats did it doesn't mean the rest of us have done it. And the teachers should be excellent whether there are volunteers in the schools or not. Would you say the same about volunteering in a hospital. There are many fine dedicated volunteers there, but there is no extortion that the doctors and nurses will not produce unless you are willing to volunteer. This mantra of "spend time in the schools" to justify our lack of first hand experience with what you all have to go through is for the birds. You are all well paid. If you don't like the work climate leave. Don't expect us to "walk a mile in your shoes" to expect you to do your jobs.

SCATS said...

To 11:42AM ~~ Very good point!!!

For the record, I'd say that Greece teachers are reaping what they've sowed. I've witnessed elementary students swearing while addressing teachers. Not an eyelash was batted, so the message is that respect is optional. From there it only gets worse as the students get older and the employees drive parents out of the buildings.

Anonymous said...

Listen people, I'm just sick of it, and I'm a Member of the Teacher Union.

My Union is my world, I attend meetings to learn exactly how many minutes I must have contact with your little daemons per workday. Sure, my predecessors in the Union may have shed responsibility by contract, and it's well they did. If I wanted a job where I was responsible I'd be a bank teller.

I am NOT responsible for anything beyond showing up in that horrible building 160 days a damn year for the next 11 years till I retire. I get sick days and personal days, and I take them. It's in the contract my Union got me.

Do you realize what I have to endure on a daily basis? Do you realize the excuses I've had to memorize from my Union guidebook? Have you ever come to a conference with me? I had the answers before you asked the questions.

Another thing, do you realize how much I need time away from your damn kids every summer and at Christmas and at Spring break?
Do you realize there are several periods during the year when I must endure the monsters for two whole weeks in a row? You people ship them to school because you don't want to babysit them at home, and you expect me to babysit them and entertain them.

I'm just so sick of it. If I could find a husband with a decent income I would be so out of this job.

SCATS said...

To 11:32PM ~~ I suggest you checkout the personal ads on Craigslist ;)