School Details

Hutchinson School

301 3rd Ave, Pelham, NY 10803
(914) 738-3640
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 373 students 12 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

46%
57%
32%
56%
66%
42%

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 2014
  • Pelham Union Free School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
55%
33%
63%
65%
43%

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 2014
  • Pelham Union Free School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
61%
30%
62%
75%
40%

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 2014
  • Pelham Union Free School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Hutchinson School is a public elementary school in Pelham. The principal of Hutchinson School is MS. CARLA TARAZI, whose e-mail is ctarazi@pelhamschools.org. 373 students attend Hutchinson School and identify primarily as Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 5% of the Hutchinson School students are "limited in English proficiency." 15% of the 373 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Hutchinson School is 12:1. Excelsior Learning Center is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 6%
Asian 7% %
White, non-Hispanic 51% 79%
Multiracial 4% %
Hispanic 25% 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 15% 6%
Limited English proficiency 5% 1%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This was my son's first year; 1st grade attending Hutchinson Elementary. The school is diverse in student body well connected with the community. The teachers are very friendly and intune with students needs and are always in communication with parents. The school makes a strong effort to keep the parents and student body aware of updates events and ensures timely notifications of any changes within the school system.

  • (1 year ago)

    Both my kids (now in Middle and High school) attended Hutchinson School. We always loved the highly diverse student body and the amazing teachers and leadership this school has to offer. It truly enriched our lives and our sons' My older kid is an A student and my youngest has a learning disability. Having had such different learners we have experienced first hand the effort they make to engage advanced students and to dramatically improve student's performance with greater needs. Loving caring professional... I always felt my kids received a tremendous amount of personal attention. Parents are tremendously active at this school - very involved. And it shows! They are doing a terrific job to support and improve Hutchinson Elementary School. I agree with other parent reviews that they don't get the same level of reputation as other schools in Pelham because of the diverse background of its students. I am also under the impression that most special ed students in Pelham attend Hutchinson School fact that may have an impact on the school rating based on test results. Certainly teachers are A+++ !! Good job Hutchinson Elementary!!

  • (2 years ago)

    GREAT SCHOOL! The teachers are all just great! They truly want the kids to do well. The principal is also great and she definitely cares about all the kids.

  • (2 years ago)

    This is a fantastic school! Staff and school leadership are extremely caring professional and knowledgeable. The teachers are top notch! My child is thriving and we feel very fortunate to be so welcomed in this school community.

  • (2 years ago)

    this school is SO AWESOME (this is an understatement.) (this is an understatement.) (this is an understatement.) (this is an understatement.) (this is an understatement.) (this is an understatement.) (this is not hyperbole.) (LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

  • (3 years ago)

    Hutchinson school is as good as the rest of the Pelham elementary schools but gets a bum rap. It's NYS test scores are somewhat lower due to the more diverse student body that attends the school not because of less qualified staff or less rigorous academics. It's the only school in Pelham with any real socio-economic/racial diversity which is an advantage to many parents since it more closely resembles the real world. My kids are thriving in this school and so will any other children with involved parents.

  • (4 years ago)

    There is an obvious reason this grammar school is the only one in the Pelham District that did not score a 10 -- the principal is solely concerned with qualifying why her school's test scores have consistently dropped (blaming transfer students since they did not attend from K forward and are primarily renters). The office staff is completely unknowledgeable and tax money is ill spent. There is no accountability.

  • (6 years ago)

    Hutchinson is a wonderful academic school with a great community support. Both of my children are learning and adjusting beautifully.

  • (6 years ago)

    We love our hutchinson school.We are fortunate to have a wonderful principal and active PTA. The teachers are highly qualified innovative and motivated. most children live within walking distance of the school wich give us a strong sense of community . The PTA organises a lunchtime enrichment program offering language cooking crafts dance etc. The curriculum includes art and music every week.

  • (6 years ago)

    We spent all of 6 months at hutch but it was time well spent Mrs. Tarazi is (the principal) is always available to help in anyway she can. She helped our family by paying for trips and all sorts of activities that we being a displaced family due to the financial crisis facing our country could not afford. The staff is wonderful almost like a family the teachers are very loving and involved with the children. My kindergarden daughter still cries for Ms. hatter her teacher and my son (3 grade) remembers Ms. Ragosta fondly and how she thought him to divide. All in all this is a great school and had I not have the need to move I would have not removed my children we will miss all of them very much.

  • (8 years ago)

    Hutchinson School is a wonderful school providing my children with an awesome well rounded education. I am consistently amazed at how my third grader discusses literature he is reading. He is being exposed to such a high level of discourse in the classroom that such analytical conversations are commonplace. Similarly my kindergarten child has blossomed as a reader writer and thinker. The school has a wonderful music program students have the opportunity to play in the orchestra or the band beginning in third grade. They are exposed to songs from around the world in their music class from kindergarten through grade 5. The art program is equally as wonderful. My children have produced works of art using a variety of media. All in all my children have flourished at Hutch. What more can a parent ask for?

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