Albany High School

700 Washington Ave,

Albany, NY, 12203-1495

Tel: (518)454-3987
Grades: 7-12

2,236 students

Albany High School serves 2,236 students in grades 7-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the NY average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 52%.
Albany High School operates within the Albany City School District.
The school district's 51% graduation rate is lower than the NY state average of 86%.

Overview

The student population of 2236 students has declined by 10% over five years.
The teacher population of 151 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Total Students 2,236 students
Albany High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 151 teachers
Albany High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Albany High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.63 is less than the state average of 1.03. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NY) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 13:1
Albany High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
7%
8%
Albany High School Asian (1989-2012)
Hispanic
11%
23%
Albany High School Hispanic (1989-2012)
Black
56%
19%
Albany High School Black (1989-2012)
White
22%
48%
Albany High School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Albany High School Sch Ethnicity Albany High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.63 1.03
Albany High School Diversity Score (1989-2012)
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.
45%
42%
Albany High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2012)
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.
5%
7%
Albany High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 9,859 students has grown by 20% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 51% has decreased from 96% over five years.
School District Name Albany City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
15
3
Number of Students Managed 9,859 1,324
Albany City   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 51% 86%
Albany City   School District Graduation Rate (1998-2009)
District Total Revenue $223 MM $29 MM
District Spending $225 MM $29 MM
Albany City   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $27,163 $21,692
Albany City   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $27,389 $21,514
Albany City   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Green Technical High Charter School (1.3 miles away).
The nearest middle school is William S Hackett Middle School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Philip J Schuyler Achievement Academy (0.4 miles away)
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Albany, NY public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.62, which is higher than the New York average of 0.35. The most diverse school in Albany is Macgregor High (Continuation School). Read more about public school diversity statistics in New York or national school diversity statistics.