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For the 2021 school year, there are 21 public schools in Columbia County, NY, serving 7,012 students. Columbia County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in New York.
Columbia County, NY public schools have an average math proficiency score of 48% (versus the New York public school average of 54%), and reading proficiency score of 50% (versus the 54% statewide average). Schools in Columbia County have an average ranking of 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of New York public schools.
The top ranked public schools in Columbia County, NY are Chatham High School, Ichabod Crane Senior High School and Hudson High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the New York public school average of 57% (majority Hispanic and Black).
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is less than the New York public school average of 13:1.

Top Columbia County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Chatham High School Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    50 Woodbridge Ave
    Chatham, NY 12037
    (518) 392-1570

    Grades: 9-12 | 334 students
  • Ichabod Crane Senior High School Math: 90-94% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    2910 Rt 9
    Valatie, NY 12184
    (518) 758-7575

    Grades: 9-12 | 547 students
  • Hudson High School Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    215 Harry Howard Ave
    Hudson, NY 12534
    (518) 828-4360

    Grades: 9-12 | 504 students
  • New Lebanon Junior-senior High School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    14665 Rte 22
    New Lebanon, NY 12125
    (518) 794-7600

    Grades: 7-12 | 212 students
  • Germantown Junior-senior High School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    123 Main St
    Germantown, NY 12526
    (518) 537-6261

    Grades: 7-12 | 241 students
  • Walter B Howard Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1478 Rte 20
    New Lebanon, NY 12125
    (518) 794-7600

    Grades: PK-6 | 219 students
  • Ichabod Crane Primary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    State Farm Rd
    Valatie, NY 12184
    (518) 758-7575

    Grades: K-3 | 502 students
  • Taconic Hillsjunior/senior High School Math: 47% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    73 County Rte 11a
    Craryville, NY 12521
    (518) 325-2841

    Grades: 7-12 | 640 students
  • Ichabod Crane Middle School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2910 Rt 9
    Valatie, NY 12184
    (518) 758-7675

    Grades: 6-8 | 394 students
  • Germantown Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    123 Main St
    Germantown, NY 12526
    (518) 537-6281

    Grades: PK-6 | 308 students
  • Ichabod Crane Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2910 Rt 9
    Valatie, NY 12184
    (518) 758-7575

    Grades: 4-5 | 288 students
  • Chatham Middle School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    50 Woodbridge Ave
    Chatham, NY 12037
    (518) 392-1560

    Grades: 6-8 | 257 students
  • Mary E Dardess Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    50 Woodbridge Ave
    Chatham, NY 12037
    (518) 392-1530

    Grades: PK-5 | 466 students
  • Taconic Hills Elementary School Math: 37% | Reading: 33%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    73 County Rte 11a
    Craryville, NY 12521
    (518) 325-2821

    Grades: PK-6 | 706 students
  • Hudson Junior High School Math: 22% | Reading: 38%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    215 Harry Howard Ave
    Hudson, NY 12534
    (518) 828-4360

    Grades: 6-8 | 379 students
  • Montgomery C Smith Intermediate School Math: 34% | Reading: 31%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    102 Harry Howard Ave
    Hudson, NY 12534
    (518) 828-4650

    Grades: 2-5 | 567 students
  • Berkshire Junior-senior High School Special Education School
    13640 Rt 22
    Canaan, NY 12029
    (518) 781-3500

    Grades: 7-12 | 48 students
  • Brookwood Secure Center Alternative School
    419 Spook Rock Rd
    Claverack, NY 12513
    (518) 851-3211

    Grades: 8-12 | 55 students
  • Columbia Secure Center For Girls Alternative School
    419 Spook Rock Rd
    Claverack, NY 12513
    (518) 851-3211

    Grades: 8-12 | 9 students
  • John L Edwards Primary School
    360 State St
    Hudson, NY 12534
    (518) 828-9493

    Grades: PK-1 | 301 students
  • Warren Street Academy Special Education School
    11 Warren St
    Hudson, NY 12534
    (518) 781-3500

    Grades: 7-12 | 35 students
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