Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Greece Ranks 80th



Buffalo Business First Ranks 430 Upstate Districts on administrative efficiency.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Top 20%. Not too shabby

SCATS said...

To 7:38PM ~~ Neither your math, nor your observation mean much. "This is the Greece Central School District where we're proud to be not too shabby" ??

Anonymous said...

Only you, Scats, could find the negative in Greece ranking in the top 20%, well as 5th in Monroe County.

I would think this positive ranking would have been ignored by you. Thank you for bringing this bright spot to our attention.

SCATS said...

To 8:44PM ~~ You failed to mention that our former Supt's district (Achramovitch in Hamburg) is among the top few in the state ... #5!! How's that for being negative? lol

Anonymous said...

GCSD is shabby! ( for many reasons) I speak as one of those parents that has recently "pulled" kids from GCSD , only to learn how behind they are even with A's on their report cards. Given the progress my children have made in their new learning environments it has become apparent that mediocrity is the standard in GCSD for most, and that is where my kids were. They did what was asked and more but still were behind. As a "whole" much of the GCSD population is behind, socially, academically, there is no room to grow and be challenged.

I also can attest to the fact daily classroom distractions do in fact impede learning. We were told by" staff" that my young elementary child was distracted and struggling and seems to have ADD. I caution any parent that is told that their child has signs of ADD. While it may be ADD be aware that there are atrocious behaviors that occur in the class the quite frankly would distract most adults. ( Of course it will not be confirmed even when directly asked) I warn you not to allow the teachers and administrators to minimize how the interruptions in learning directly affect your child. After Vanderbilt evaluations (filled out by teachers) and trial rounds medication in GCSD fast forward to this year no meds and a child excelling in private school. It appears to us problem was likely classroom related and not medical or physiological. I can only speak for us, but we are glad we made the changes before it was too late for them to catch up. It is unfortunate that other parent and students do not have a choice to leave GCSD.

BTW: I in no way place the blame on teachers. For us it was how was how GCSD chooses to educate is ie curriculum; failure to have effective behavior management programs ie code of conduct does not always apply to those that are classified or have IEPs ad that allow fro gray areas as they are covered under NYS ed law;
and in the rare case for us 2 teachers that lacked classroom management, and found fault with our child because of situations out of my child's control the classroom behavior that impacted learning.

Anonymous said...

Way to go Greece! Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

10 torkrhttp://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/feature/2012-upstate-school-district-rankings.html?page=7

Not sure under what category GCSD was ranked 80 but is is not in the top 100, and overall it is ranked 199 out of 480.

SCATS said...

To 7:52AM ~~ Thanks for the link, but that's for a different category. The one I posted about was for "administrative efficiency" of the district, compared to others, based upon specific figures.

Anonymous said...

this might be a loaded question, but I am actually looking for some advice.
I have a soon to be 6th grader and they sent a letter asking which school we would select, if available.

Is there any difference?
I can't relocate and private school is not an option.
Really looking for some help from the community.