Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Five Years of Schools Reports

To paraphrase Bilbo Baggins, "Change comes slowly, if it comes at all." Gossips has been reporting on the Hudson City School District's ranking in the Albany Business Review's annual Schools Report since 2011. In that time, there has not been a meteoric rise, but there has been improvement. Here are HCSD's rankings for the past five years.
2011--83 out of 85
2012--83 out of 85
2013--82 out of 85
2014--80 out of 85
2015--80 out of 84

During the same period, the HCSD budget rose from $40.9 million for 2010-2011 to $45.2 million for 2014-2015. The approved budget for 2015-2016 is $45,477,121.


  1. So the HCSD budget has been increased $4,577,121 from 2011 to 2015 for improving the district's ranking 3 places. An award of $1,525,707 for each place HCSD has improved. I'm guessing the additional monies have been used to reward the teachers for the improvement. If I recall correctly, the teacher's salaries in 2011 ranked within the top 10 in the state for highest salaries. Keep up the good work. Moving in the right direction! Maybe we can get into the 70s next year?

  2. obviously money is NOT the CURE