Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Greece Elementary School Ratings Disgraceful


Buffalo Business First Rates/Ranks* 160 Top Rochester Area Elementary Schools

# 8 ~ Pine Brook (5 math, 5 English)

#41 West Ridge (4, 3)

#44 Craig Hill (4, 3)

#85 Lake Shore

#86 Brookside

#91 Buckman Hts.

#104 Longridge

* School subject ratings in English and mathematics based on a separate four-year analysis of test scores in those fields. The top 10 percent of the region's 160 elementary schools within each subject are given five stars. The next 15 percent get four stars. And the remaining increments of 25 percent receive three stars, two stars and one star respectively.

SCATS ~~ Wake-up Greece parents!! These results are disgraceful!
  

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Give Pine Brook the regular clientele from Greece, and they would probably not rank as high. DUH! Heck, they might flip with Longridge.....

SCATS said...

To 3:57PM ~~ Our Supt. has FAILED to come through on her promise to make PB more diverse, which she said she would do over a year ago. So far, NO action!

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm...let us take a look at Pinebrook's free and reduced lunch compared with all of the other schools in Greece. Let us see what parent involvement looks like at Pinebrook compared to the others. Notice how when schools have low free and reduced lunch and parents get to "choose" for their kids to go there, the schools "magically" have better teachers????? I know, I know, you are sick of hearing it. And we are sick of saying it. POVERTY AND PARENT INVOLVEMENT MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

5:03pm is spot on. I guarantee that "award winning" school of choice, Pine Brook, won't look so good in a few years. I heard the teachers there are even fleeing the sinking ship. Go figure. Boily's daughter must be doing a bang up job.....

Anonymous said...

Those numbers don't look good but I hate lists that don't show the true difference between each spot. How much worse was # 10 then #1? Is a ranking of 80 out of 160 an average or ok rating or is that horrible? Not sure when rochester area was considered the 8 county area, Corning is no where near Rochester.

SCATS said...

To 5:34PM ~~ While I can see your concerns, I can also say that when Greece has FOUR schools that can't even get onto this list, it definitely indicates SOMETHING isn't working in our district. It's just another in a long string of recent wake up calls.

Anonymous said...

The four schools you are up in arms about are K-2 schools. Wake up! They don't take the state math or ELA exams. Thus they are not on the list. Find something else to complain about. LOL!!! Knee jerk reaction without thought....

Anonymous said...

SCATS....look at the feeder patterns. Pinebrook K-5, Longridge K-5, Autumn Lane/Craig Hill K-5, Holmes Rd/Buckman Heights K-5 etc.....

Anonymous said...

SCATS, do you see a correlation between a school's performance and the quality of the community/population which it serves?

SCATS said...

To 6:20PM ~~ WRONG AGAIN! The parameters used to measure did not mention NY State tests. Also, I'm "up in arms about" about our OVERALL poor showing! Of course, Pine Brook drinking fountains provide magical powers to the younsters drinking from them ...

SCATS said...

To 7:39PM ~~ I see a correlation between a school's performance and the HAND CHOSEN POPULATION it serves.

Anonymous said...

Penfield, Pittsford, and Brighton don't have hand chosen populations......hmmmmm

SCATS said...

To 7:45PM ~~ Yes, it's one of those things that make you go "hmmm..."

Anonymous said...

hmmmmm is code for.......Greece, NY is a town that does not value education. The community and school district are simply "shadows" of what they once were.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to see the comparison between those towns and Greece in relationship to renters/ homeowners and number of city residents illegally in their schools. Greece has so many apartment complexes and single family homes being rented out its a real problem. Dewey Stone used to be one of the nicest areas now its all renters and its gone to he double hockey sticks!

Anonymous said...

"Business First has rated the academic performance of 160 public elementary schools in the eight counties of the Rochester Area, based on four years of test data from the New York State Education Department. Schools are ranked from top to bottom in the following list"

SCATS said...

To 8:03PM ~~ Greece hasn't valued education in a very long while. I'm not sure if half the populastion can even spell that word correctly any longer.

To 8:36PM ~~ The number of city residents allowed (illegally) to attend Greece schools is a travesty. Our BOE doesn't give-a-damn about educating Greece kids.

To 10:18PM ~~ Thank you. I see that 6:20PM is correct. The portion you are quoting is from a different page than where I quoted about the ratings specifics on the BLOG.

AGAIN ... that does NOT make the data more acceptable for a district with a budget exceeding $200 million!!

Anonymous said...

The district and union will never turn away kids from outside the district. Size is power, the more kids they have enrolled the larger their budgets, etc. The incentives built into the system favor abuse.

Anonymous said...

"I'm not sure if half the populastion can even spell that word correctly any longer."

Seriously? Including YOU! LOL! Looks like you fail both reading AND writing!!! I guess you would be one of the students who brings test grades down...

Anonymous said...

Listen, I am not knocking the parents who choose to send their kids to PB. PB has avoided the trash of Greece for the most part, and that's good for them. Unfortunately for me, my kids did not get in - although our neighbors did. My kids' teachers have been terrific, luckily. I am, however, not impressed with the administrators and the bs pr that PB dishes out, or the excuses as to why some do not make the cut. Nor are the parents whose kids actually go there. The trash will seep into that building soon enough. It already is, apparently.

SCATS said...

To 2:07AM ~~ The state will give them aid for ALL students, whether they belong here or not. Perhaps that needs to change.

To 7:13AM ~~ I'm so glad my error made your morning start with a laugh. As an aside, there is NO spell check for me on the comments sections AND I have bandages on THREE fingers on my right hand which impedes my ability to hunt & peck. I've never learned to type.

SCATS said...

To 9:03AM ~~ The problem is that only a small percentage who WANT to send their kids to PB get that privilege. In a publicly funded system, that's NOT acceptable!

Anonymous said...

In the case of Brighton, Penfield and Pittsford, I see no reason to go hummmm. In those towns they don't need hand picked schools. The big difference is family commitment to their children's education as opposed to lack of same in Greece.

SCATS said...

To 9:50AM ~~ I'm not so sure that is the biggest difference. PERHAPS their school admin. values education more than sports & other extra-curriculars and shows it by the actions they take. Greece certainly does not.

Anonymous said...

My three children attended PB. I was very much pleased with most of their teachers. It concerns me that their favorite (and, in my opinion, the best) teachers were either forced out or have retired. We were lucky to "win the lottery" at the time we did. If my kids were needy students, we would have been in trouble. Special education there does not exist, so it seems.

SCATS said...

To 4:20PM ~~ Can you tell us what you mean by forced out? WHY???

As for Special Ed, I'm hearing that we've returned to the Walts era ... lots of kids with IEPs are having them stripped away, then mainstreamed and left floundering.

Anonymous said...

Scats - I am sure the situation was a veteran teacher with an opinion, who then was treated poorly.....it was Steve Walts era stuff, if you ask me. Shameful.