About This School
Special Education schools are public schools that provide special services for children with disabilities (special physical, mental, or learning needs). Many special education schools also provide vocational training, adapted physical education, and assistive technology for their students. See Mount Pleasant Cottage School's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Mount Pleasant Cottage School had 8 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The New York average is 13 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Mount Pleasant Cottage School Reviews
From what i see and kno, my son is very happy to be in this Scool, and so am I.
I have been a teacher at this school for a number of years. It is sad to see the reality that former students have experienced. I completely agree that this school should be a place where the students are receiving extraordinary services to help them overcome what are often extremely difficult and often heartbreaking beginnings. In my opinion, some administrative incompetence had been a large factor until recently. This led to the hiring and tenure of below average staff and little support or training for those who were genuinely trying to help the students. There is a new Superintendent who has been attempting to change things around quite drastically and is thus far succeeding. There is far more planning and implementation of rigorous academic work, the climate is more respectful and conducive to a learning environment, and most importantly, meeting the needs of the student is being given the high priority it deserves. Staff that are not living up to the new requirements are being held accountable. I hope these students realize that there were people at the school who cared about them and tried to help and I would also encourage them to reflect on those people who did have a positive impact. However, I also feel for their anger and frustration at not receiving the education and care they so greatly deserved. I am very hopeful that the improvements will continue and that current and future students will have a far more positive experience.
I attended this school for ninth grade and part of tenth. There was no learning done; teachers, who seemed pretty nice and caring, had their hands full dealing with unruly and uncooperative students. There were tons of fights, desks and chairs being thrown around, and in the best case students just being disruptive because they could. I got 95s and 100s from all my teachers because I just quietly did my work and kept to myself, but I didn't learn anything. I feel bad for what the teachers had to deal with.
I attended Mount Pleasant Cottage School. I was placed in a 9th grade classroom and took the appropriate courses for my grade level. But the classes were nothing better than unsatisfactory. I was the least bit academically challenged. I more frequently dodged flying desks and chairs then I actually learned anything. The environment was impossible to work in. My classmates were out of control. I observed more violence than real classroom teaching. I was promoted to 10th grade with little to no experience in biology or algebra. I passed my Regents Test with little preparation and my fortunate prior test taking techniques. I would not recommend any children, not even the most troubled of them, to attend this school. A child with special needs is in need of better service than this. This school is providing below average education, safety, and counseling service than the average public school. With all their tools, funding, and support they should be providing the best care for their students NOT even average. Instead the children aren't getting the least they deserve. I wish the state would see where their funding is today...in the hands of self acclaimed "non-profiting organization", the JCCA.
Honestly when i was there i didnt learn nuftin i was easily distracted annnd it was just that simple for me to get up and walk out the class