Chatham High School

Chatham High School serves 435 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the NY average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 53%.
Chatham High School operates within the Chatham Central School District.
The school district's 86% graduation rate is equal to the NY state average of 86%.

Overview

The student population of 435 students has declined by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 435 students
Gender % 54% Male / 46%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 34 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.17 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 13:1 13:1
Hispanic
3%
24%
Black
6%
19%
White
91%
47%
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.17 0.36
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.
17%
41%
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.
11%
7%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,204 students has decreased by 8% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 86% has decreased from 98% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $21,011 is less than the state average of $21,692. The district revenue/student has grown by 32% over four years.
The district spending/student of $19,541 is less than the state average of $21,514. The district spending/student has grown by 33% over four years.
School District Name Chatham Central School District
Number of Schools
Managed
3
3
Number of Students Managed 1,204 1,015
Graduation Rate 86% 86%
District Total Revenue $27 MM $29 MM
District Spending $25 MM $29 MM
District Revenue / Student $21,011 $21,692
District Spending / Student $19,541 $21,514
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby 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
    50 Woodbridge Ave
    ChathamNY 12037
    (518)392-1560
    0 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 291 students                      
  • ChathamMary E Dardess Elementary School
    50 Woodbridge Ave
    ChathamNY 12037
    (518)392-1530
    0 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 478 students                      
  • ValatieIchabod Crane Middle School
    2910route 9
    ValatieNY 12184
    (518)758-7676
    6.2 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 443 students                      
  • ValatieIchabod Crane Senior High School
    2910route 9
    ValatieNY 12184
    (518)758-7577
    6.2 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 620 students                      
  • ValatieIchabod Crane Primary School
    State Farm Rd
    ValatieNY 12184
    (518)758-6931
    6.5 mi | Gr. KG-3 | 557 students                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended October 24, 2009 - 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

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