My child's first day of second grade was today. I was very pleased with the teacher my child had for Kindergarten, and the school in general the first year my child attended Big Cross. First grade was a complete 180. I hated my child's second grade teacher, and the principal stood by the teacher when
... Read more I went to her for help, My child wasn't being taught to their full potential, really didn't learn anything that I didn't teach them last year, and my faith in the entire school was destroyed. Don't send your children to this school if you can help it. I'm hoping to get my children into a different school by the time my other child starts kindergarten next year. I can't comment any further as is this is the first day of second grade except to say that I hope this is a better year. Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/04/13
This is a great community school thriving under the leadership of Miss Hall. The teachers are phenomenal! It was a great experience to have my child go to Big Cross. I would highly recommend this school to anyone looking to relocate. It's a great place where the staff and teachers will recognize
... Read more you and your child. You'll always feel welcomed! Read less
* In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
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Glens Falls schools — Big Cross Street School is located at 15 Big Cross St, Glens Falls NY 12801. 15 Big Cross St is in the 12801 ZIP code in Glens Falls, NY The school district for Big Cross Street School is the Glens Falls City School District. Big Cross Street School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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