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For the 2021 school year, there are 40 public schools serving 19,953 students in Albany, NY. Albany has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in New York.
The top ranked public schools in Albany, NY are Colonie Central High School, Green Technical High Charter School and Albany Leadership Charter High School For Girls. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Albany, NY public schools have an average math proficiency score of 43% (versus the New York public school average of 54%), and reading proficiency score of 43% (versus the 54% statewide average). Schools in Albany have an average ranking of 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of New York public schools.
Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the New York public school average of 57% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Albany, NY Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Colonie Central High School Math: 97% | Reading: 98%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1 Raider Blvd
    Albany, NY 12205
    (518) 459-1220

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,530 student
  • Rank: #22.
    Green Technical High Charter School Charter School
    Math: ≥90% | Reading: ≥90%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    99 Slingerland St
    Albany, NY 12202
    (518) 694-3400

    Grades: 9-12 | 356 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Albany Leadership Charter High School For Girls Charter School
    Math: ≥90% | Reading: 80-89%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    19 Hackett Blvd
    Albany, NY 12208
    (518) 694-5300

    Grades: 9-12 | 360 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Albany High School Math: 81% | Reading: 92%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    700 Washington Ave
    Albany, NY 12203
    (518) 475-6200

    Grades: 9-12 | 2,624 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Southgate School Math: 72% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    30 Southgate Rd
    Albany, NY 12211
    (518) 785-6607

    Grades: K-6 | 410 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Loudonville School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    349 Osborne Rd
    Albany, NY 12211
    (518) 434-1960

    Grades: K-6 | 306 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Westmere Elementary School Math: 65% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    6270 Johnston Rd
    Albany, NY 12203
    (518) 456-3771

    Grades: K-5 | 495 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Saddlewood Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    100 Loralee Dr
    Albany, NY 12205
    (518) 456-2608

    Grades: PK-4 | 390 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Montessori Magnet School Magnet School
    Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    45 Tremont St
    Albany, NY 12205
    (518) 475-6675

    Grades: PK-5 | 330 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Menands School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    19 Wards Ln
    Albany, NY 12204
    (518) 465-4561

    Grades: K-8 | 262 students
  • Rank: #11-1211.- 12.
    Forest Park Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    100 Forest Dr
    Albany, NY 12205
    (518) 869-3006

    Grades: K-4 | 279 students
  • Rank: #11-1211.- 12.
    Roessleville School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    100 California Ave
    Albany, NY 12205
    (518) 459-2157

    Grades: PK-4 | 408 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Lisha Kill Middle School Math: 60% | Reading: 43%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    68 Waterman Ave
    Albany, NY 12205
    (518) 456-2306

    Grades: 5-8 | 619 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Shaker Road Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    512 Albany Shaker Rd
    Albany, NY 12211
    (518) 458-1440

    Grades: K-4 | 358 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Sand Creek Middle School Math: 52% | Reading: 37%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    329 Sand Creek Rd
    Albany, NY 12205
    (518) 459-1333

    Grades: 5-8 | 825 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Veeder Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    25 Veeder Dr
    Albany, NY 12205
    (518) 869-4661

    Grades: K-4 | 422 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    New Scotland Elementary School Math: 31% | Reading: 44%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    385 New Scotland Ave
    Albany, NY 12208
    (518) 475-6775

    Grades: PK-5 | 501 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Albany School Of Humanities Magnet School
    Math: 30% | Reading: 33%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    108 Whitehall Rd
    Albany, NY 12209
    (518) 475-6575

    Grades: PK-6 | 504 students
  • Rank: #19-2019.- 20.
    Eagle Point Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1044 Western Ave
    Albany, NY 12203
    (518) 475-6825

    Grades: PK-6 | 325 students
  • Rank: #19-2019.- 20.
    Pine Hills Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    41 N Allen St
    Albany, NY 12203
    (518) 475-6725

    Grades: PK-5 | 377 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    William S Hackett Middle School Math: 23% | Reading: 33%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    45 Delaware Ave
    Albany, NY 12202
    (518) 475-6475

    Grades: 6-8 | 676 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Arbor Hill Elementary School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1 Arbor Dr
    Albany, NY 12207
    (518) 475-6625

    Grades: PK-5 | 314 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    Delaware Community School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    43 Bertha St
    Albany, NY 12209
    (518) 475-6750

    Grades: PK-5 | 418 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    Thomas S O'brien Academy Of Science & Technology Magnet School
    Math: 16% | Reading: 24%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    94 Delaware Ave
    Albany, NY 12202
    (518) 475-6875

    Grades: PK-6 | 437 students
  • Rank: #2525.
    Stephen And Harriet Myers Middle School Math: 17% | Reading: 20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    100 Elbel Ct
    Albany, NY 12209
    (518) 475-6425

    Grades: 6-8 | 678 students
  • Rank: #2626.
    Edmund J O'neal Middle School Of Excellence Math: 12% | Reading: 19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    50 N Lark Ave
    Albany, NY 12210
    (518) 475-6600

    Grades: 6-8 | 473 students
  • Rank: #27-2827.- 28.
    Philip J Schuyler Achievement Academy Math: 10-14% | Reading: 10-14%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    676 Clinton Ave
    Albany, NY 12206
    (518) 475-6700

    Grades: PK-5 | 278 students
  • Rank: #27-2827.- 28.
    Sheridan Preparatory Academy Math: 10-14% | Reading: 10-14%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    400 Sheridan Ave
    Albany, NY 12206
    (518) 475-6850

    Grades: PK-5 | 380 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    Giffen Memorial Elementary School Math: 8% | Reading: 8%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    274 S Pearl St
    Albany, NY 12202
    (518) 475-6650

    Grades: PK-6 | 514 students
  • Rank: #3030.
    North Albany Academy Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    570 N Pearl St
    Albany, NY 12204
    (518) 475-6800

    Grades: PK-5 | 289 students
  • Rank: #31-4031.- 40.
    Albany Community Charter School Charter School
    65 Krank St
    Albany, NY 12202
    (518) 433-1500

    Grades: K-8 | 681 students
  • Rank: #31-4031.- 40.
    Albany-schoharie-schenectady-saratoga Boces Special Education School
    900 Watervliet-shaker Rd-ste 1
    Albany, NY 12205
    (518) 862-4901

    Grades: K-12 | 445 students
  • Rank: #31-4031.- 40.
    Brighter Choice Charter School For Boys Charter School
    116 N Lake Ave
    Albany, NY 12206
    (518) 694-8200

    Grades: K-5 | 319 students
  • Rank: #31-4031.- 40.
    Brighter Choice Charter School For Girls Charter School
    250 Central Ave
    Albany, NY 12206
    (518) 694-4100

    Grades: K-5 | 338 students
  • Rank: #31-4031.- 40.
    Cap District Juvenile Secure Detention Alternative School
    838 Albany Shaker Rd
    Albany, NY 12211
    (518) 456-9399

    Grades: 8 | 1 student
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