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For the 2021 school year, there are 76 public schools serving 41,004 students in Albany County, NY. Albany County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in New York.
The top ranked public schools in Albany County, NY are Bethlehem Central Senior High School, Shaker High School and Guilderland High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Albany County, NY public schools have an average math proficiency score of 56% (versus the New York public school average of 54%), and reading proficiency score of 55% (versus the 54% statewide average). Schools in Albany County have an average ranking of 9/10, which is in the top 20% of New York public schools.
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the New York public school average of 57% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Albany County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Bethlehem Central Senior High School Math: 98% | Reading: ≥99%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    700 Delaware Ave
    Delmar, NY 12054
    (518) 439-4921

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,604 student
  • Rank: #22.
    Shaker High School Math: ≥99% | Reading: 98%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    445 Watervliet-shaker Rd
    Latham, NY 12110
    (518) 785-5511

    Grades: 9-12 | 2,010 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Guilderland High School Math: 98% | Reading: 98%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    8 School Rd
    Guilderland Center, NY 12085
    (518) 861-8591

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,566 student
  • Rank: #44.
    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: #55.
    Clayton A Bouton High School Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    432 New Salem Rd
    Voorheesville, NY 12186
    (518) 765-3314

    Grades: 9-12 | 379 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Ravena-coeymans-selkirk Senior High School Math: 90-94% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    2025 Rt 9w
    Ravena, NY 12143
    (518) 756-5200

    Grades: 9-12 | 557 students
  • Rank: #77.
    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: #88.
    Cohoes High School Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1 Tiger Way
    Cohoes, NY 12047
    (518) 237-9100

    Grades: 9-12 | 543 students
  • Rank: #99.
    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: #1010.
    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: #1111.
    Voorheesville Elementary School Math: 80% | Reading: 80%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    129 Maple Ave
    Voorheesville, NY 12186
    (518) 765-2382

    Grades: K-5 | 533 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Glenmont Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    328 Rt 9w
    Glenmont, NY 12077
    (518) 463-1154

    Grades: K-5 | 357 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Voorheesville Middle School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    432 New Salem Rd
    Voorheesville, NY 12186
    (518) 765-3314

    Grades: 6-8 | 255 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Elsmere Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    247 Delaware Ave
    Delmar, NY 12054
    (518) 439-4996

    Grades: K-5 | 279 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Pine Bush Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    3437 Carman Rd
    Schenectady, NY 12303
    (518) 357-2770

    Grades: K-5 | 411 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    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: #1717.
    Boght Hills School Math: 72% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    38 Dunsbach Ferry Rd
    Cohoes, NY 12047
    (518) 785-0222

    Grades: K-6 | 541 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Slingerlands Elementary School Math: 66% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    25 Union Ave
    Delmar, NY 12054
    (518) 439-7681

    Grades: K-5 | 476 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Hamagrael Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1 Mcguffey Ln
    Delmar, NY 12054
    (518) 439-4905

    Grades: K-5 | 317 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    Bethlehem Central Middle School Math: 71% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    332 Kenwood Ave
    Delmar, NY 12054
    (518) 439-7460

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,078 student
  • Rank: #2121.
    Shaker Junior High School Math: 68% | Reading: 62%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    475 Watervliet-shaker Rd
    Latham, NY 12110
    (518) 785-1341

    Grades: 7-8 | 894 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    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: #2323.
    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: #2424.
    Latham Ridge School Math: 67% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    6 Mercer Ave
    Latham, NY 12110
    (518) 785-3211

    Grades: K-6 | 514 students
  • Rank: #2525.
    Altamont Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    117 Grand St
    Altamont, NY 12009
    (518) 861-8528

    Grades: K-5 | 294 students
  • Rank: #2626.
    Lynnwood Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    8 Regina Dr
    Schenectady, NY 12303
    (518) 355-7930

    Grades: K-5 | 406 students
  • Rank: #2727.
    Guilderland Elementary School Math: 65% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    2225 Western Ave
    Guilderland, NY 12084
    (518) 869-0293

    Grades: K-5 | 535 students
  • Rank: #2828.
    Berne-knox-westerlo Junior-senior High School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1738 Helderberg Trail
    Berne, NY 12023
    (518) 872-1482

    Grades: 7-12 | 361 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    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: #3030.
    Eagle Elementary School Math: 66% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    27 Van Dyke Rd
    Delmar, NY 12054
    (518) 694-8825

    Grades: K-5 | 403 students
  • Rank: #31-3231.- 32.
    Farnsworth Middle School Math: 61% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    6072 State Farm Rd
    Guilderland, NY 12084
    (518) 456-6010

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,129 student
  • Rank: #31-3231.- 32.
    Forts Ferry School Math: 61% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    95 Forts Ferry Rd
    Latham, NY 12110
    (518) 785-9203

    Grades: K-6 | 511 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    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: #3434.
    Albertus W Becker School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1146 Rt 9w
    Selkirk, NY 12158
    (518) 756-5200

    Grades: PK-5 | 429 students
  • Rank: #3535.
    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
  • Show 41 more public schools in Albany County, NY (out of 76 total schools)
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