Chatham High School

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Tel: (518)392-1570
  • 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 2015-2016 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 2015-2016 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 2015-2016 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%.
  • Chatham High School operates within the Chatham Central School District.
  • Chatham Central School District's 85-89% graduation rate is higher than the New York state average of 81%.

Top Placements (New York)

Chatham High School is Listed among the top public schools in New York for:

  • Category Attribute
  • Overall Rank Highest overall rank (Top 5%)
  • Math Proficiency Highest math proficiency (Top 5%)
  • Reading Language/Arts Proficiency Highest reading language/arts proficiency (Top 5%)
  • Student Attention Lowest teacher:student ratio (Top 20%)

School Overview

  • Chatham High School's student population of 355 students has declined by 18% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 32 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students355 students
Chatham High School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Chatham High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
Chatham High School Total Teachers (1988-2016)
Students by GradeChatham High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Chatham High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 4239 schools in New York (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 13:1 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%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≥95%
46%
Student : Teacher Ratio11:114:1
Chatham High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2016)
Asian
1%
9%
Chatham High School Asian Students (1994-2016)
Hispanic
3%
26%
Chatham High School Black Students (1989-2016)
Black
3%
18%
Chatham High School Black Students (1989-2016)
White
86%
44%
Chatham High School White Students (1989-2016)
Two or more races
7%
2%
Chatham High School Two Or More Races Students (2014-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsChatham High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownNY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.260.38
Chatham High School Diversity Score (1989-2016)
Graduation Rate85-89%
81%
Chatham High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
29%
44%
Chatham High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1995-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
Chatham High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Chatham High School is Chatham Central School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 771 school districts in New York (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Chatham Central School District's student population of 1,068 students has decreased by 11% over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 85-89% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $22,160 in this district is less than the state average of $31,939. The district revenue/student has declined by 12% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $25,053 is less than the state average of $33,406. The district spending/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
    School District NameChatham Central School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    3
    2
    Number of Students Managed1,068902
    Chatham Central School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    58%
    49%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    54%
    46%
    District Graduation Rate85-89%
    81%
    District Total Revenue$27 MM$29 MM
    District Spending$30 MM$30 MM
    District Revenue / Student$22,160$31,939
    District Spending / Student$25,053$33,406
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    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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