Ichabod Crane Senior High School
- VALATIE, NY
Ichabod Crane Senior High School Reviews
Rating 3.42 out of 5 78 reviews
All teachers, staff, and members of administration are beyond encouraging. They truly do want to see their students succeed, and help them to do so by providing numerous resources through after school programs , extracurriculars & individualized guidance counseling.
I had a great experience with this school. Many of the teachers are part of the community of the district, and are very dedicated to both their teachings and their students. Almost all teachers and staff will try to get to know you both inside and outside of the classroom, and they make academics both challenging and rewarding for each student. I was well prepared for all AP and state exams, and I scored very highly on each. You will get out what you put into this school. Top students will find themselves at top colleges when they graduate.
The school’s set up allows it to be maneuvered easily. Teachers make sure the students know the material and are very willing to help in any way. There are many elective classes to choose from and classes worth college credits. Some students are able to take classes focused on a trade through the Questar programs that are offered through the school. Overall it’s a great place to go for your high school career.
Ichabod Crane High School is a very calm school. The atmosphere is very calm and safe. Everyone knows everyone and nice to one another.
Ichabod Crane prepared me for college in the highest extent! There is a class just for preparation of going into college. The food is good and the school is filled with clubs.
Great school, great teachers as well who care about your future. They are also well known for the boys soccer and girls softball team
When it comes to providing a memorable and accommodating high school experience, the teachers at Ichabod Crane High School go above and beyond. The relatively small class sizes allow students and teachers to connect on a deeper level, which leads to a more fulfilling educational experience overall. Teachers and staff are always ready and willing to help out a student in need; you'll often see them during after school hours working with students on topics they are struggling with, or just helping them get some extra work done. Despite being situated in a rural town with little diversity and having a lack of funding for less popular activities, like some women's sports teams, the school provides an all-around positive experience for students of all backgrounds. Ichabod's many clubs, such as Sala Latina International Student Organization, Girls' Athletic Council, and Pride Club, provide an opportunity-filled community for students of minority which combats the school's lack of diversity.
Ichabod Crane Senior High School is a good high because it helps kids that have difficulties learning and make sure everyone feels comfortable learning and teaching.
The connections established between faculty and students helped the school feel welcoming. I have been prepared for life after High school in many different ways thanks to teachers and administrators.
I enjoyed most of the faculty at the school, they always were warm, welcoming, and ready to help us wit anything we needed. However, one thing I didn't like was how the school clearly picked favorites. Our football team, though not very good, got all the attention. They never seemed to care about other sports, or the drama departments achievements. It seemed very unfair, considering in my 4 years as a student, i only saw the foot ball team win 1 game... and it was a scrimmage.
I liked the sports programs. I made great friends running track and cross county. I think that the no back pack rule was ridiculous.If someone wanted to bring a gun or drugs into school they could just put it in their pants. I enjoyed most of my teachers and found that they did have my best interest in mind.
I honestly believe ICC is probably the best school in the area. Our teachers really do care about the kids and are open to helping everyone out, and I think there's a teacher every kid in the school can connect with. I will say that I think often our administration can misplace their priorities. One of my teachers has a hole in his window and one of my friends needs to kick her locker for it to open but the board proposed adding plastic grass to the football field first. I also think that our school offers many opportunities as well. We offer a variety of AP and honors courses as well as specialty electives like Forensics and Journalism to help students prepare for our future. There's also an active extracurricular force in the district, with an all star softball team as well as the best performing arts group in the area.
This school earned four stars because there is a variety of excellent teachers who have helped me excel in my academics. There are multiple electives that students can choose to improve their skills. The campus is safe and clean. A plethora of clubs and extra-curricular activities with the opportunity of engagement for all. Some of the clubs are Model UN, Interact, French Club, and Pride Club. Ichabod Crane hosts multiple high achieving sport teams. For example, the Boys Volleyball team recently won the Regional Championship. The Boys Soccer are well known for consistently returning to the sectional final, and our Girls Softball Team are State Champions.
Very good school and great teachers that are very supportive and helping you prepare for the future. There are a few things that need to be fixed but, we are like family to each.
I can say that Ichabod crane has prepared me for the real world in many different ways. The professors spend plenty of time staying after school and even letting students come in during their lunch to help them out with extra questions or needed help. As long as you show interest there will always be room for success inside Ichabod Crane. A big complaint at Ichabod is that the Professors are very quick to write referrals or send you out of class. I would like to see is Professors to take the time to talk to students or just hear out what they're dealing with instead of just turn them out of the classroom when a cloud is in the teachers sunlight. A big negative about Ichabod Crane though is the diversity. Being the only African American student in my graduating class, I did deal with some racist situations while attending Ichabod Crane but many of the children welcomed me with open arms. - Keone A. Lanier
As someone who was involved in almost every aspect of the school system from athletics to student government to music - I must say that I had a great experience and this is a fantastic school. If I had to pick areas of improvement it would be to increase funding for music and certain athletic teams.
There are some good teachers if you're in higher level classes, but otherwise most of them couldn't care less. The school lacks diversity and many of the students are racist. The water contained lead so there was no drinkable water for a while. There is also an officer on campus now. The school, like many others, has drug issues. Hoping to resolve the drug issues, the administration took away the ability to carry book bags. It has not helped. As for college readiness, I attended a community college for my senior year and I was not prepared for it at all. Even though I took all AP and honors classes, I was not even close to being ready for college.