Niskayuna Central School District

1239 Van Antwerp Rd
Schenectady, NY 12309-5317
(District boundaries shown in map)
9/
10
Top 20%

Top Rankings

Niskayuna Central School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in New York for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 8 public schools serving 4,216 students in Niskayuna Central School District. This district's average testing ranking is 9/10, which is in the top 20% of public schools in New York.
Public Schools in Niskayuna Central School District have an average math proficiency score of 66% (versus the New York public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 65% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the New York public school average of 59% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (NY)
# Schools
8 Schools
4,804 Schools
# Students
4,216 Students
2,526,085 Students
# Teachers
339 Teachers
215,006 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1

District Rank

Niskayuna Central School District, which is ranked #135 of all 1,019 school districts in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2021-2022 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 98% has increased from 94% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (NY)
#135 out of 1020 school districts
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Niskayuna Central   School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
66%
46%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Niskayuna Central   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of NY by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
65%
49%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Niskayuna Central   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of NY by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
98%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Niskayuna Central   School District and public school graduation rate of NY by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.54
0.72
# American Indian Students
11 Students
18,588 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
701 Students
249,216 Students
% Asian Students
17%
10%
# Hispanic Students
297 Students
726,742 Students
% Hispanic Students
7%
29%
# Black Students
218 Students
408,333 Students
% Black Students
5%
16%
# White Students
2,751 Students
1,036,576 Students
% White Students
65%
41%
# Hawaiian Students
3 Students
6,065 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
233 Students
80,416 Students
% of Two or more races Students
6%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
56,452
# Students in K Grade:
274
173,911
# Students in 1st Grade:
271
175,816
# Students in 2nd Grade:
348
179,820
# Students in 3rd Grade:
318
179,541
# Students in 4th Grade:
342
182,709
# Students in 5th Grade:
346
184,133
# Students in 6th Grade:
330
186,473
# Students in 7th Grade:
315
191,045
# Students in 8th Grade:
325
194,721
# Students in 9th Grade:
342
208,652
# Students in 10th Grade:
337
198,832
# Students in 11th Grade:
334
188,822
# Students in 12th Grade:
308
188,400
# Ungraded Students:
26
36,758

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $21,198 in this school district is less than the state median of $31,092. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $19,244 is less than the state median of $31,961. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (NY)
Total Revenue (20-21)
$89 MM
$78,541 MM
This chart display total revenue of Niskayuna Central   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in NY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending (20-21)
$81 MM
$80,737 MM
This chart display total spending of Niskayuna Central   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in NY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student (20-21)
$21,198
$31,092
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Niskayuna Central   School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in NY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student (20-21)
$19,244
$31,961
This chart display average spending per public school student in Niskayuna Central   School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in NY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Niskayuna Central School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Niskayuna High School
(Math: 95% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1626 Balltown Rd
Schenectady, NY 12309
(518) 382-2511
Grades: 9-12
| 1,334 students
Rank: #22.
Birchwood Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
897 Birchwood Ln
Schenectady, NY 12309
(518) 344-2910
Grades: K-5
| 392 students
Rank: #33.
Rosendale School
(Math: 71% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2445 Rosendale Rd
Schenectady, NY 12309
(518) 377-3123
Grades: K-5
| 397 students
Rank: #44.
Hillside School
(Math: 71% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1100 Cornelius Ave
Schenectady, NY 12309
(518) 377-1856
Grades: K-5
| 391 students
Rank: #55.
Iroquois Middle School
(Math: 60% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2495 Rosendale Rd
Schenectady, NY 12309
(518) 377-2233
Grades: 6-8
| 557 students
Rank: #66.
Van Antwerp Middle School
(Math: 55% | Reading: 66%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2253 Story Ave
Schenectady, NY 12309
(518) 370-1243
Grades: 6-8
| 421 students
Rank: #77.
Glencliff School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
961 Riverview Rd
Rexford, NY 12148
(518) 399-2323
Grades: K-5
| 349 students
Rank: #88.
Craig Elementary School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 41%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2566 Balltown Rd
Schenectady, NY 12309
(518) 377-0156
Grades: K-5
| 375 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Niskayuna Central School District?
Niskayuna Central School District manages 8 public schools serving 4,216 students.
What is the rank of Niskayuna Central School District?
Niskayuna Central School District is ranked #135 out of 1,019 school districts in New York (top 20%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2021-2022 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of New York school districts for: Highest overall rank (Top 20%), Highest math proficiency (Top 20%), Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%), Highest graduation rate (Top 1%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Niskayuna Central School District?
65% of Niskayuna Central School District students are White, 17% of students are Asian, 7% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Two or more races, and 5% of students are Black.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Niskayuna Central School District?
Niskayuna Central School District has a student/teacher ratio of 12:1, which is equal to the New York state average of 12:1.
What is Niskayuna Central School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $19,244 is less than the state median of $31,961. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 8 schools
  • Grades: KG-12
  • Enrollment: 4,216 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 35%
  • : 98% (Top 1% in NY)
  • : Top 20%
  • : 66% (Top 20%)
  • : 65% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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