The Albany Business Review released its annual Schools Report today. Here's how the Hudson City School District is doing compared with other districts in the greater Capital Region.
- District rankings--Out of 84 school districts, HCSD ranks 75
- Highest- and lowest-need districts, most diverse districts, dropout rates--HCSD is ranked 6 of the eleven districts determined to have the highest need, with 71 percent of its students considered economically disadvantaged; HCSD is among the eleven districts in the greater Capital Region that are most racially diverse and among the seven districts in the greater Capital Region whose student bodies are less than half white.
HCSD is not among the eight districts with the highest dropout rates.
- Highest paid superintendents--In superintendent's compensation, HCSD was 17 out of 88. In the school year 2021-2022, the superintendent's salary was $191,710, with benefits amounting to $27,446.
- More spending, lower taxes?--In this category, HCSD ranked 24. With 1,619 students in 2020-2021, the expenditure per student was $32,270. The amount of school tax on a property assessed at $300,000 was $3,970.
Something is wrong with the pie chart. Both Black and Asian appear twice.ReplyDelete
The pie charts for all the school districts considered "most diverse" are like that, and there is no explanation (at least none I could find) of the significance of the wedge appearing in brown or blue. To get 100, you need to add every one.Delete
How well does one think these numbers line up with our census data? I couldn't access the link on ranking, sources, and methodology due to paywall, and was hoping you could enlighten me, what constitutes a student? In reference to: "...among the seven districts in the greater Capital Region whose student bodies are less than half white." Where's the data on kids who are homeschooled or sent to private school yet have HCSD as their home district?ReplyDelete
The article does not provide a definition of what constitutes a student, but I am quite certain that the diversity statistics are based on students who are actually enrolled in the schools not school-age children who live in the district but do not attend the district's schools.Delete
I don't want to assume anything, but I'm left wondering where the white kids went? Have they hopped on a bus called Gentrification to get their education elsewhere? This underscores the interconnectedness of housing and education policy.ReplyDelete