Colonie Central High School

  • Colonie Central High School serves 1,597 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 98% (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 96% (which is higher than the New York state average of 46%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Colonie Central 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 14:1 is equal to the New York state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is lower than the New York state average of 56%.
  • Colonie Central High School operates within the South Colonie Central School District.
  • South Colonie Central School District's 91% graduation rate is higher than the New York state average of 81%.

Top Placements (New York)

Colonie Central 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%)
  • Community Size Largest student body (number of students) (Top 5%)

School Overview

  • Colonie Central High School's student population of 1597 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 113 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,597 students
Colonie Central High School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Colonie Central High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers113 teachers
Colonie Central High School Total Teachers (1988-2016)
Students by GradeColonie Central High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Colonie Central 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 14:1 has increased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Colonie Central High School is 0.47, which is more 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)
98%
49%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
96%
46%
Student : Teacher Ratio14:114:1
Colonie Central High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2016)
Asian
9%
9%
Colonie Central High School Asian Students (1989-2016)
Hispanic
7%
26%
Colonie Central High School Black Students (1989-2016)
Black
8%
18%
Colonie Central High School Black Students (1989-2016)
White
72%
44%
Colonie Central High School White Students (1989-2016)
Two or more races
4%
2%
Colonie Central High School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsColonie Central High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownNY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.470.38
Colonie Central High School Diversity Score (1989-2016)
Graduation Rate
91%
81%
Colonie Central High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
18%
44%
Colonie Central High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1995-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
Colonie Central High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Colonie Central High School is South Colonie 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.
    • South Colonie Central School District's student population of 4,880 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 91% has increased from 87% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $17,443 in this district is less than the state average of $31,939. The district revenue/student has declined by 9% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $17,199 is less than the state average of $33,406. The district spending/student has declined by 6% over four school years.
    School District NameSouth Colonie Central School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    8
    2
    Number of Students Managed4,880902
    South Colonie Central School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    62%
    49%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    51%
    46%
    District Graduation Rate
    91%
    81%
    District Total Revenue$89 MM$29 MM
    District Spending$88 MM$30 MM
    District Revenue / Student$17,443$31,939
    District Spending / Student$17,199$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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