Town of Webb UFSD School Profile 2016-2017
CEEB Code: 334290 Website: towschool.org
3002 St. Rte. 28, P.O. Box 38 Mr. Rex Germer, Superintendent
Old Forge, New York 13420 Mr. John Swick, Principal
Telephone: (315) 369-3222 Mrs. Kandis Griffin, School Counselor
Fax (315) 369-6216
Community & School
Town of Webb School District in the village of Old Forge, N.Y. serves approximately 254 students in grades K-12. We are in the Central Adirondacks, and located approximately 50 miles north of Utica. The district encompasses 566 square miles. The major industry in the area is tourism, focusing on outdoor recreational activities. Residents in the area include business owners, professionals and service workers. From a year round population of less than 2000 people, the area receives a significant influx of seasonal visitors and second home owners.
1. We offer a large variety of extracurricular clubs, such as Key Club, Jr. Key Club, Science and Art clubs, Big Sisters, National Honor Society, Yearbook, and Student Council.
2. We have strong vocal and instrumental programs and have over 70% student participation.
3. A variety of sports programs are available, with at least two choices for students each sports season.
High School Academics
We run a traditional schedule in a 6 day cycle with 10 periods. This schedule allows students to take a large number of credits. Full credit classes meet every day and are 40 minute instructional periods. Students must carry 8 credits at all times, and achieve 22 credits before graduation; however, most of our students graduate with anywhere from 28-32 credits. Occupational Education programs are offered via the Howard G. Sackett Technical Center in Glenfield, N.Y. Grading is numerical on a 100 point scale with a passing grade of 65. Class rank is based on a weighted average. College and Advanced Placement courses are weighted 5 points in determining averages for rank in class. Unweighted grade point averages are documented on every transcript. Advanced Placement, College Now courses, and certain college preparatory classes that receive weighting have an asterisk next to them on student transcripts. PE is not used in averaging. Final ranking is computed at the end of 7 semesters. We offer three advanced placement classes in addition to nine concurrent dual enrollment college courses offered via HCCC. We strive to meet the diverse educational needs and goals of all our students. This is evident by the fact that we have students who, for example, are attending technical schools/colleges and two graduates who are attending/have graduated from Harvard University recently.
Profile of the Class of 2016: 24/35 graduates (56%) are attending 4 year colleges/universities, 8/35 graduates (28%) are attending 2 year colleges, 1 graduate is entering a technical school program, 1 graduate enlisted in the US Navy and 1 graduate entered the work force.