Rensselaer Junior/senior High School

Rensselaer Junior/senior High School serves 421 students in grades 7 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the NY average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), which is more than the state average of 54%.
Rensselaer Junior/senior High School operates within the Rensselaer City School District.
The school district's 72% graduation rate is lower than the NY state average of 87%.

School Overview

The student population of 421 students has grown by 38% over five years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has grown by 50% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Total Students 421 students
Rensselaer Junior/senior High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Rensselaer Junior/senior High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 36 teachers
Rensselaer Junior/senior High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Rensselaer Junior/senior High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.52 is more 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 12:1 14:1
Rensselaer Junior/senior High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
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.
0.52 0.36
Rensselaer Junior/senior 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.
39%
42%
Rensselaer Junior/senior 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.
6%
5%
Rensselaer Junior/senior High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,089 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 72% has decreased from 95% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $22,121 is less than the state average of $23,859. The district revenue/student has grown by 39% over four years.
The district spending/student of $19,992 is less than the state average of $24,841. The district spending/student has grown by 41% over four years.
School District Name Rensselaer City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
2
2
Number of Students Managed 1,089 926
Rensselaer City   School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 72% 87%
Rensselaer City   School District Graduation Rate (1998-2010)
District Total Revenue $24 MM $29 MM
Rensselaer City   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $22 MM $30 MM
Rensselaer City   School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $22,121 $23,859
Rensselaer City   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $19,992 $24,841
Rensselaer City   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 New York State Office Of Children And Family Servi (1.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is New York State Office Of Children And Family Servi (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Van Rensselaer Elementary School (0 miles away)
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  • RensselaerVan Rensselaer Elementary School
    Grades: PK-6 | 668 students25 Van Rensselaer Dr
    RensselaerNY 12144
    (518)436-4618
    0PK-6668
  • AlbanyArbor Hill Elementary School
    1.5 miles | Grades: PK-6 | 333 students1 Arbor Dr
    AlbanyNY 12207
    (518)475-6625
    1.5PK-6333
  • RensselaerNew York State Office Of Children And Family Servi
    Special Education School
    1.5 miles | Grades: 5-12 | 441 studentsCapital View Office Park
    RensselaerNY 12144
    (518)473-7793
    1.55-12441
  • AlbanyKipp Technical Valley Charter School
    Charter School
    1.6 miles | Grades: 5-8 | 308 students1 Dudley Heights
    AlbanyNY 12210
    (518)694-9494
    1.65-8308
  • AlbanyNorth Albany Academy
    1.6 miles | Grades: PK-8 | 383 students570 North Pearl St
    AlbanyNY 12204
    (518)475-6800
    1.6PK-8383

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