Chatham High School

  • Chatham High School serves 394 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the NY average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 55%.
  • Chatham High School operates within the Chatham Central School District.
  • Chatham Central School District's 85% graduation rate is lower than the NY state average of 87%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 394 students has declined by 13% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 32 teachers has declined by 13% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 394 students
Chatham High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Chatham High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 32 teachers
Chatham High School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by Grade Chatham High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.24 is less than the state average of 0.37. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NY) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1 15:1
Chatham High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
Asian
1%
9%
Chatham High School Asian Students (1993-2015)
Hispanic
3%
25%
Chatham High School Black Students (1992-2015)
Black
3%
18%
Chatham High School Black Students (1991-2015)
White
87%
45%
Chatham High School White Students (1991-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Chatham High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
6%
2%
Chatham High School Two Or More Races Students (2014-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Chatham High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown NY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.24 0.37
Chatham High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
25%
45%
Chatham High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1995-2015)
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.
8%
6%
Chatham High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2015)

District Comparison

  • Chatham Central School District's student population of 1,135 students has decreased by 9% over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 85% has decreased from 97% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $25,228 in this district is less than the state average of $32,940. The district revenue/student has grown by 20% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $23,225 is less than the state average of $31,547. The district spending/student has grown by 18% over four years.
School District Name Chatham Central School District
Number of Schools
Managed
3
2
Number of Students Managed 1,135 935
Chatham Central School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 85% 87%
Chatham Central School District Graduation Rate (1999-2010)
District Total Revenue $30 MM $31 MM
Chatham Central School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $27 MM $30 MM
Chatham Central School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $25,228 $32,940
Chatham Central School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $23,225 $31,547
Chatham Central School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

2  10/24/2009
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.
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