Maybe If the Residents and Parents in the RCS School District Would Shut Up Long Enough to Hear Some Good Sense and STOP Listening to the Self-Serving Lies of the Teachers Clique Guided by the Teachers Union This District Could Actually Achieve What the Vorheesville District has Achieved: 98% Graduation Rates!
And maybe, if the teachers clique on the RCS board of education–Alice Whalen, Howard Engel, James Latter, Edward Reville— would stop playing their stupid games and bullying the other members some real work could get done and this school district lifted out of the cesspool of corruption and scandal into which it’s been dumped by the special interest groups and the Coeymanazi greed machine!
Listen up, people: You’re bitching and moaning about internal accounting and missing the whole point: You’re trailing Vorheesville, YES MR ALAN MCCARNEY”S FORMER DISTRICT, by a good 20 percent in graduation rates!
Top Capital Region Public High Schools
In another survey, I found: “Since the 2010 Challenge Index has not been extended nation-wide yet, I looked at the 2009 List of 1,500 Top US Public High Schools which compares 2008 test figures. Then I sorted the list, to just look at the 2009 Top US Public High Schools In New York. As a state, we fare very well on the list with 180 schools ranking between #13 through #1527. Of that number, the Capital Region claims five schools on the list of top US high schools.”
Unfortunately RCS does not appear in these five but Vorheesville is No. 1 in the list of Capital District Schools where RCS doesn’t even make the list!. And the fact is, since Mr Alan McCartney’s retirement from the Vorheesville district in 2006, Vorheesville dropped from No. 228 (in 2006) to No. 500 (in 2010)! And it’s still No. 1 in the Capitol District! Try to spin that Alice Whalen, Matt “the Mutt” Miller!
- # 500 Bouton High School – Voorheesville, N.Y. Index: 2.165 (2008: #410, 2007: #395, 2006:#228, 2005: #270) Course Guide Additional statistics from the 2007-2008 New York State Report Card: Total Graduates – 110; Total Noncompleters – 6; 4-Year College Plans – 75%.
- #1112 Albany High School – Albany, N.Y. Index: 1.432 (2006: #1146) Course Guide (Both AP & IB Courses Available) Additional statistics from the 2007-2008 New York State Report Card: Total Graduates – 479 ; Total Noncompleters – 175; 4-Year College Plans – 29%.
- #1197 Bethlehem Central High School – Delmar, N.Y. Index: 1.352 (2008:#993, 2007: #930, 2006:#759, 2005:#638, 2003:#487) Course Guide Additional statistics from the 2007-2008 New York State Report Card: Total Graduates – approx. 400 (missing data); Total Noncompleters – 22 ; 4-Year College Plans – 80% (2006-2007 data)
- #1492 Shaker High School – Latham, N.Y. Index:1.067(2008: #1246, 2007: # 1159, 2005: #961, 2003: #601) Course Guide Additional statistics from the 2006-2007 New York State Report Card (2007-2008 data missing): Total Graduates – 425; Total Noncompleters – 31; 4-Year College Plans – 63%.
5.#1524 Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School – Burnt Hills, N.Y. Index: 1.036 (2008:#1227) Course Guide Additional statistics from the 2007-2008 New York State Report Card: Total Graduates – 275; Total Noncompleters – 15; 4-Year College Plans – 57%.
In fact, According to the NYS Public School District Total Cohort Graduation Rate and Enrollment Outcome Summary, 2010-11 School Year, RCS has consistently hovered around the mid-to-high 70’s in graduation rates while Vorheesville has consistently been in the range of 93-98%!!!!
Maybe some of the nay-sayers and those who are in chronic denial should take a closer look at the wisdom of the RCS Board of Education’s choice for superintendent. Mr McCartney seems to have known what he was doing back in 2006 as far as running a school district and the effects seem to have been lasting. Maybe McCartney can get RCS back on track and move the RCS district out of the mediocre into the superior range of graduation rates!
Public School District Total Cohort Graduation Rate and Enrollment Outcome Summary, 2010-11 School Year
RAVENA-COEYMANS-SELKIRK CSD: 2007 Total Cohort – 4 Year Outcome – August 2011 All Students 154 79.9%
RAVENA-COEYMANS-SELKIRK CSD: 2007 Total Cohort – 4 Year Outcome All Students 154 77.9%
RAVENA-COEYMANS-SELKIRK CSD: 2006 Total Cohort – 5 Year Outcome – August 2011 All Students 179 78.8%
RAVENA-COEYMANS-SELKIRK CSD: 2005 Total Cohort – 6 Year Outcome All Students 205 80.0%
VOORHEESVILLE CSD: 2007 Total Cohort – 4 Year Outcome – August 2011 All Students 102 98.0%
VOORHEESVILLE CSD: 2007 Total Cohort – 4 Year Outcome All Students 102 98.0%
VOORHEESVILLE CSD: 2006 Total Cohort – 5 Year Outcome – August 2011 All Students 93 96.8% VOORHEESVILLE CSD: 2006 Total Cohort – 5 Year OutcomeAll Students 93 96.8%
VOORHEESVILLE CSD: 2005 Total Cohort – 6 Year Outcome All Students 112 93.8%
Unlike your Coeymanazi keepers, the New York State ED numbers don’t lie. Maybe you should be thanking the BoE majority for their insight and wisdom and finally tell the special-interest group on the board, Alice Whalen, Howard Engel, James Latter, and Edward Reville to shut up and get to work. Enough already with the accusations, the finger-pointing and the misinformation. And Matt the Mutt Miller, the double-dipping, immoral, teachers union rep should start earning his teachers salary and keep his bald mouth shut!
Ravena (October 17, 2012). Contrary to expectations, the local rag, the Ravena News Herald, in an article entitled “BOE hires interim superintendent by close margin,” by Melanie Leckocevic, presented a relatively balanced report on the RCS BoE’s hiring of Dr McCartney. Ms Leckocevic was convincing as a journalist in that article, although in our opinion she did focus excessively on the contrived “scandal” side and was somewhat repetitive. I had to smirk with some self-satisfaction because the article fit so nicely with this blog which I had posted earlier. Maybe Ms L. could do some investigative fact fnding next time. Thank you! Melanie. The Editor.
WELCOME MR ALAN MCCARTNEY
DO YOUR MAGIC FOR THE CRUMBLING RCS CSD!
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