Chatham High School

Chatham High School serves 455 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the NY average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 52%.
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 455 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has grown by 12% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 455 students
Chatham High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 54% Male / 46%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 37 teachers
Chatham High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Chatham High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.19 is less than the state average of 0.35. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NY) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1 13:1
Chatham High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
8%
Chatham High School Asian (1993-2012)
Hispanic
3%
23%
Chatham High School Hispanic (1989-2012)
Black
3%
19%
Chatham High School Black (1989-2012)
White
90%
48%
Chatham High School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Chatham High School Sch Ethnicity Chatham 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.
0.19 0.35
Chatham 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.
11%
42%
Chatham 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.
9%
7%
Chatham High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,248 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 86% has decreased from 97% over five years.
School District Name Chatham Central School District
Number of Schools
Managed
3
3
Number of Students Managed 1,248 1,324
Chatham Central   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 86% 86%
Chatham Central   School District Graduation Rate (1998-2009)
District Total Revenue $27 MM $29 MM
Chatham Central   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $25 MM $29 MM
Chatham Central   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $21,011 $21,692
Chatham Central   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $19,541 $21,514
Chatham Central   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 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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  • 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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Columbia County, 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 0.00, which is lower than the New York average of 0.35. The most diverse school district in Columbia County is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in New York or national school diversity statistics.