Taconic Hills High School

73 Countyroute 11a,

Craryville, NY, 12521-5510

Tel: (518)325-2841
Grades: 9-12

494 students

Taconic Hills High School serves 494 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the NY average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 52%.
Taconic Hills High School operates within the Taconic Hills Central School District.
The school district's 74% graduation rate is lower than the NY state average of 86%.

Overview

The student population of 494 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 494 students
Taconic Hills High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 31 teachers
Taconic Hills High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Taconic Hills High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.17 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NY) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 13:1
Taconic Hills High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
8%
Taconic Hills High School Asian (1989-2012)
Hispanic
3%
23%
Taconic Hills High School Hispanic (1989-2012)
Black
3%
19%
Taconic Hills High School Black (1989-2012)
White
91%
48%
Taconic Hills High School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Taconic Hills High School Sch Ethnicity Taconic Hills 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.
0.17 0.68
Taconic Hills 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.
28%
42%
Taconic Hills 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.
10%
7%
Taconic Hills High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,876 students has grown by 15% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 74% has decreased from 97% over five years.
School District Name Taconic Hills Central School District
Number of Schools
Managed
3
3
Number of Students Managed 1,876 1,136
Taconic Hills Central   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 74% 86%
Taconic Hills Central   School District Graduation Rate (1998-2009)
District Total Revenue $33 MM $29 MM
Taconic Hills Central   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $32 MM $29 MM
Taconic Hills Central   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $20,427 $21,692
Taconic Hills Central   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $19,814 $21,514
Taconic Hills 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 Hudson Junior Senior High School (10.6 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Taconic Hills Middle School (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Taconic Hills Elementary School (0 miles away)
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  • Recommended March 08, 2010 - Very in-depth classes and many opportunities to explore different career paths. Faculty, Administration and staff is very caring towards students. I wouldn't want my children in any other school. - Posted by Parent

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