School Details

Hughes Elementary School

340 Higby Rd, New Hartford, NY 13413
(315) 738-9350
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 512 students 19 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

41%
39%
31%
49%
42%
34%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 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. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • New Hartford Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

49%
42%
30%
49%
42%
36%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 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. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • New Hartford Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

45%
45%
30%
37%
38%
30%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 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. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • New Hartford Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
55%
30%
52%
35%
31%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 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. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • New Hartford Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Hughes Elementary School is a public elementary school in New Hartford. The principal of Hughes Elementary School is MR. ALLEN HYDE and can be contacted at ahyde@nhart.org. 512 children attend Hughes Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 0% of the Hughes Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 6% of the 512 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Hughes Elementary School is 19:1. Hugh R Jones Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 88% 90%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 5%
Asian 6% %
Multiracial 3% %
Hispanic 3% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.04%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 6% 6%
Limited English proficiency 0% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    I think it is an extremely high quality school -- too high quality. Their content and standards are innapropriate for the grade-levels and they use a one-size-fits-all approach aimed at only the top students. If a student does not meet their expectations the only approach the school seems to employ is hold them back rather than intervene earlier when it might be of more benefit academically and less detrimental emotionally. It is more about protecting the school's rankings than doing what's best for students. And before you assume my comments simply stem from having children that have not been successful I have two children -- the older one has excelled there and the younger one has struggled. In both cases I felt the content and standards were out of line with the grade-level of the students.

  • (6 years ago)

    I agree with the others who emphasized the positive academic aspects of this school. We have had some fantastic teachers. However the students can be mean to each other; it is a very wealthy school and verbal bullying is frequent for kids who don't quite 'fit in' (in spite of the principal's valiant effort to eliminate it). Also parent involvement in the school is somewhat limited so if you have been very hands-on in another district before coming here you might be surprised. Great academically but there is more to your student's quality of life than test scores.

  • (8 years ago)

    The school is a learner centered school where failure is not an option. The school have a clear defined curriculum and uses assessments and teacher observations to make sure students meet the higher standards. The Principal establishes assures that the school allocates significant amounts of classroom time to instruct the essential curriculum. Students tend to be engaged for a high percentage of time in planned learning activities. The school has an orderly purposeful businesslike atmosphere that is conducive to teaching and learning. The teachers are wonderful and supported by the administration and community.

  • (9 years ago)

    I think that Hughes offers an outstanding academic program for the children that attend. We moved to the area a little over a year ago and my children love the teachers there. The principal is very envolved there and seems to really enjoy the children. All I can say is that it is a number one school.

  • (10 years ago)

    I attended Hughes and I thought it was a really good school. The principal knew what he was doing. So did the teacher. When we had to take the tests in 4th grade all of us were ready.

  • (10 years ago)

    It is the best school in all the land. They are making it one of the top schools. They have added a new Media Center and are adding on to the school. They have made a new playground and have so many more things coming. The Principal of the school is a great guy and knows what he is doing to lead the school in the right direction. The PTA is a helpful group and set up fun thing for the kids to do.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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