Sunday, May 5, 2019

Of Education in Hudson

Yesterday, on the day of the widely promoted, wildly successful Hudson Children's Book Festival, now in its eleventh year, HudsonValley360 reported that the Hudson City School District was on the list of fifty school districts in upstate New York with the lowest SAT scores in 2018, a distinction shared with Cairo-Durham Central School District: "Hudson, C-D among lowest SAT-scoring districts in upstate New York." According to a report released by the New York State Department of Education, HCSD students scored an average of 520 on the reading and writing portion of the test, and 501 in math. Each section of the test is scored in a range from 200 to 800.

Of related interest, on May 21, voters in the Hudson City School District will be asked to approve the budget for 2019-2020. The total budget is $49,792,463; the amount to be raised from property taxes is $23,672,443. 

1 comment:

  1. AGAIN, the Hudson City Schools are among the worst performing most expensive schools in the state -- and as the register Star once said, -- and "even in the nation".

    That the voters of Hudson are completely accepting of this is a conumdrum. Hugely high school taxes and an out of control spending program is not okay in the real world.

    What is wrong here in Hudson ? is it a complete lack of responsibility ? Or are too many here just smoking alot of pot and just do not care ? its hard to figure out.