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 2015-16 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 2015-16 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 2015-16 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%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Colonie Central High School's student population of 1,597 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 113 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,597 students
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Total Classroom Teachers113 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Colonie Central 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 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same 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%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
96%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:114:1
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Asian
9%
9%
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Hispanic
7%
26%
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Black
8%
18%
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White
72%
44%
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Two or more races
4%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Colonie Central High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NY.
Diversity Score0.470.38
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Graduation Rate
91%
81%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
18%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSouth Colonie Central School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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