As the parent of two boys who survived Ichabod I can tell you that there is both good and bad aspects to the district. Primary school was a positive experience with many capable and dedicated professionals. Middle school was awful. Strong anti male bias. Several grossly incompentant educators. High school is a mixed bag. Very clikish. The whole town seems to work in the district. Upside is that they spend alot of money on the kids. Many opportunities for those in the inner circle.
Ichabod Crane Senior High School is a public high school in Town of Ghent. The principal of Ichabod Crane Senior High School is PRINCIPAL - MR. CRAIG SHULL, whose e-mail is email@example.com. 638 students attend Ichabod Crane Senior High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 1% of the Ichabod Crane Senior High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 14% of the 638 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Ichabod Crane Senior High School is 15:1. Maple Hill High School is one of the nearest high schools.
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- P.E. classes
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Our children were honor students carrying A averages when they began atttending ICHS. The community is wonderful supporting the district emphasis on athletics and the arts. State and federal mandates ensure adequate resources for students with disabilities but there is little regard for truly bright children and most students who are educated at ICMS and considered to be "honors" level students have demonstrated an ability to conform not to have developed critical thinking or subect aptitude. This is reflected in looking at class rankings in test scores and who teachers select for the "honors track." ICHS students rely on a homework policy that grants greater grading emphasis to homework & classwork than to actual test scores - resulting grades don't reflect learning. Our college students are happy again graded by real-world standards that reward demonstrated knowledge (tests/quizzes) over the processing and filing of paperwork. A+ arts/music; D guidance/administration.
As a former parent of this school district. I have to admit this school does not prepare our youth to real world. There is life outside of Valatie and it will be rude awakening to students entering college how behind they are in subject matter and material.
I'm a former student and its sad to say the same things happened when i went there. if you were into athletics and all of the clubs you were one of the special ones. Or if you were the kid of an active community member like the kid of a police officer nurse politician etc you got selected for everything. It's an okay school but then again in Valatie you don't have too many other options. Also with regards to the regents seriously in every other state who cares! Not many do on those in NY. So that is a bit ridiculous.
I find ICCSD has a great Music and Drama program where the students really get involved. The Athletic program is great as well.
The Principal is on a power trip. Has no idea how to talk to students. Lots of young new teachers who have no idea on how to work with kids or how to teach.
Poor staff horrible principle. The food here is disgusting. They constantly want donations for sports teams that are just going to do poorly anyways. Overall this school is horrible and is just going down hill.
Ichabod Crane is an amazing school. Its in a safe community the teachers and administrations are great. The students are treated with respect. Its clean and an over all great place to learn and be social
icc is a great school if you have money to donate to it.. my overall opinon is this...if you are smart and very well behaved you will do good here if you have any learning dissabilities its not a good option....so yeah pretty much you either you need to be well involved with the school or you will get pushed aside i had seen the comment about things being pushed aside and swept under a rug and that is very true...
This is a district that likes communication from teh community and parents if you on their side. If you have an issue they either sweep in under the carpet or ignore you. Parents fear retaliation against their children should they have complaints about the school/teachers...etc..
Generally a safe school although all districts and schools whether public or private have their share of issues. Teachers have all been friendly with our daughter and willing to assist her with her needs.
Ichabod Crane school district as a whole is very aware of the need to have the students excel in everything from education sports and the arts. The staff is very intune to the kids and are always there to assist in helping them succeed.The sports program is excellent. While the coaches put alot of demand from the athletes the students are required to maintain their grades or they do not play. New York is a Regents testing state which is required for some colleges.
I've discovered that the School's athletic teams are funded with money not by what they need but how much they win and if they're a boys' or girls' team. For instance a few years ago the boys soccer team recieve brand-new uniforms but the brand-new modified field hockey team was forced to wear white shirts with duct taped numbers they made themselves because there wasn't enough money to get them uniforms.