Chatham High School

  • Chatham High School serves 355 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is ≥95% (which is higher than the New York state average of 49%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is ≥95% (which is higher than the New York state average of 46%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Chatham High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the New York state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the New York state average of 56%.

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School Overview

  • Chatham High School's student population of 355 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 32 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students355 students
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Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Chatham High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 4,239 schools in New York (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Chatham High School is 0.26, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.38. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≥95%
49%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≥95%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:114:1
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Asian
1%
9%
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Hispanic
3%
26%
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Black
3%
18%
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White
86%
44%
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Two or more races
7%
2%
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Diversity Score0.260.38
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Graduation Rate85-89%
81%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
29%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameChatham Central School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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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.
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