Chatham High School

Chatham High School serves 409 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the NY average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 54%.
Chatham High School operates within the Chatham Central School District.
The school district's 85% graduation rate is lower than the NY state average of 87%.

School Overview

The student population of 409 students has declined by 8% over five years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 409 students
Chatham High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Chatham High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 36 teachers
Chatham High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Chatham High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.36. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NY) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1 14:1
Chatham High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
1%
9%
Chatham High School Asian Students (1993-2014)
Hispanic
3%
25%
Chatham High School Black Students (1989-2014)
Black
5%
18%
Chatham High School Black Students (1989-2014)
White
88%
46%
Chatham High School White Students (1989-2014)
Two or more races
3%
1%
All Ethnic Groups Chatham High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown NY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.22 0.36
Chatham High School Diversity Score (1989-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
18%
42%
Chatham High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
7%
5%
Chatham High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,160 students has decreased by 10% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 85% has decreased from 97% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $21,260 is less than the state average of $23,859. The district revenue/student has grown by 27% over four years.
The district spending/student of $24,035 is less than the state average of $24,841. The district spending/student has grown by 55% over four years.
School District Name Chatham Central School District
Number of Schools
Managed
3
2
Number of Students Managed 1,160 926
Chatham Central   School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 85% 87%
Chatham Central   School District Graduation Rate (1998-2010)
District Total Revenue $27 MM $29 MM
Chatham Central   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $30 MM $30 MM
Chatham Central   School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $21,260 $23,859
Chatham Central   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $24,035 $24,841
Chatham Central   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Ichabod Crane Senior High School (6.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Chatham Middle School (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mary E Dardess Elementary School (0 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • ChathamChatham Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 270 students50 Woodbridge Ave
    ChathamNY 12037
    (518)392-1560
    06-8270
  • ChathamMary E Dardess Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 481 students50 Woodbridge Ave
    ChathamNY 12037
    (518)392-1530
    0KG-5481
  • ValatieIchabod Crane Middle School
    6.2 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 429 students2910route 9
    ValatieNY 12184
    (518)758-7676
    6.26-8429
  • ValatieIchabod Crane Senior High School
    6.2 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 637 students2910route 9
    ValatieNY 12184
    (518)758-7577
    6.29-12637
  • ValatieIchabod Crane Elementary School
    6.5 miles | Grades: 3-5 | 259 students2910route 9
    ValatieNY 12184
    (518)758-7676
    6.53-5259

School Reviews

A typical public school, they emphasize favorable test scores (which anyone with binge/purge study habits can obtain) over the creative exploration and critical thought that leads to genuine intellectual gain. The town itself is a small, insular exurb that noticeably lacks diversity. As such, children (and adults for that matter) tend to sacrifice their individuality to the gods of mediocrity in exchange for the privilege to conform. All in all, it's a great place to be average.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 10/24/09

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