Chatham High School

50 Woodbridge Ave
Chatham, NY 12037
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
10/
10
Top 5%
2.00 5 1 (1 review)
Chatham High School serves 334 students in grades 9-12.
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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≥95% (which is higher than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≥95% (which is higher than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the New York state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the New York state average of 57% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Chatham High School places among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

Chatham High School's student population of 334 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students334 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 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Chatham High School is 0.24, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Overall Testing Rank
#117 out of 4239 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≥95%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≥95%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:113:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
9%
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Hispanic
6%
27%
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Black
2%
17%
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White
87%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.240.71
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Graduation Rate
85-89%
82%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameChatham Central School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Chatham High School is Ichabod Crane Senior High School (6.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Chatham Middle School (0.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Chatham Chatham Middle School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 257 students
    0.0 miles
    50 Woodbridge Ave
    Chatham, NY 12037
    (518) 392-1560
    0 6-8 257
  • Chatham Mary E Dardess Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 466 students
    0.0 miles
    50 Woodbridge Ave
    Chatham, NY 12037
    (518) 392-1530
    0 PK-5 466
  • Valatie Ichabod Crane Middle School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 394 students
    6.2 miles
    2910 Rt 9
    Valatie, NY 12184
    (518) 758-7675
    6.2 6-8 394
  • Valatie Ichabod Crane Senior High School Math: 90-94% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: 9-12 | 547 students
    6.2 miles
    2910 Rt 9
    Valatie, NY 12184
    (518) 758-7575
    6.2 9-12 547
  • Valatie Ichabod Crane Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 4-5 | 288 students
    6.5 miles
    2910 Rt 9
    Valatie, NY 12184
    (518) 758-7575
    6.5 4-5 288

School Reviews

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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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