Cohoes High School

  • Cohoes High School serves 530 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 90-94% (which is higher than the New York state average of 50%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 85-89% (which is higher than the New York state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the New York state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the New York state average of 56%.

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School Overview

  • Cohoes High School's student population of 530 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 47 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students530 students
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Total Classroom Teachers47 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Cohoes High School's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Cohoes High School is 0.35, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.39. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Overall School Rank#378 out of 4,239 schools
(Top 10%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)90-94%
50%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)85-89%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:114:1
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Asian
n/a
9%
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Hispanic
6%
26%
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Black
11%
17%
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White
80%
44%
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Two or more races
3%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Cohoes High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NY.
Diversity Score0.350.39
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Graduation Rate70-74%
82%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
58%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCohoes City School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Cohoes Harmony Hill School
    Grades: K-5 | 431 students
    0.0 miles
    Madelon K Hickey Way
    Cohoes, NY 12047
    (518)233-1900
    0.0 K-5 431
  • Cohoes Cohoes Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 417 students
    0.5 miles
    7 Bevan St
    Cohoes, NY 12047
    (518)237-4131
    0.5 6-8 417
  • Cohoes Abram Lansing School
    Grades: K-5 | 378 students
    0.7 miles
    26 James St
    Cohoes, NY 12047
    (518)237-5044
    0.7 K-5 378
  • Cohoes Van Schaick Island School
    Grades: K-5 | 142 students
    1.6 miles
    150 Continental Ave
    Cohoes, NY 12047
    (518)237-2828
    1.6 K-5 142
  • Cohoes Boght Hills School
    Grades: K-6 | 522 students
    1.9 miles
    38 Dunsbach Ferry Rd
    Cohoes, NY 12047
    (518)785-0222
    1.9 K-6 522

School Reviews

  2.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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This school has a fight every other day and the amount of teachers that either mistreat the students or have blatant dislike for the students is very high
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Could you tell me the requirements if my childs address is cohoes but the school district is north colonie how would that affect the child with going to cohoes high school? Would there be a tuition cost and how much? this would be a 10th grade student. thank you
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