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For the 2021 school year, there are 40 public schools serving 20,327 students in Rensselaer County, NY. Rensselaer County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in New York.
The top ranked public schools in Rensselaer County, NY are Columbia High School, Averill Park High School and Troy High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Rensselaer County, NY public schools have an average math proficiency score of 51% (versus the New York public school average of 54%), and reading proficiency score of 52% (versus the 54% statewide average). Schools in Rensselaer County have an average ranking of 7/10, which is in the top 50% of New York public schools.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the New York public school average of 57% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Rensselaer County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Columbia High School Math: 98% | Reading: ≥99%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    962 Luther Rd
    East Greenbush, NY 12061
    (518) 207-2010

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,300 student
  • Rank: #22.
    Averill Park High School Math: 98% | Reading: 98%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    146 Gettle Rd
    Averill Park, NY 12018
    (518) 674-7000

    Grades: 9-12 | 931 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Troy High School Math: 96% | Reading: 95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1950 Burdett Ave
    Troy, NY 12180
    (518) 328-5401

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,315 student
  • Rank: #44.
    Lansingburgh Senior High School Math: ≥95% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    320 7th Ave
    Troy, NY 12182
    (518) 233-6806

    Grades: 9-12 | 706 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Maple Hill High School Math: ≥90% | Reading: ≥90%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1216 Maple Hill Rd
    Castleton On Hudson, NY 12033
    (518) 732-7701

    Grades: 9-12 | 267 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Red Mill School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    225 Mccullough Pl
    Rensselaer, NY 12144
    (518) 207-2660

    Grades: K-5 | 389 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Green Meadow School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    234 Schuurman Rd
    Castleton On Hudson, NY 12033
    (518) 207-2640

    Grades: K-5 | 401 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Bell Top School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    39 Reynolds Rd
    Troy, NY 12180
    (518) 207-2600

    Grades: K-5 | 304 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Hoosic Valley Junior Senior High School Math: 64% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Rt 67
    Schaghticoke, NY 12154
    (518) 753-4432

    Grades: 7-12 | 460 students
  • Rank: #10-1110.- 11.
    Donald P Sutherland School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    4 John St
    Nassau, NY 12123
    (518) 207-2620

    Grades: K-5 | 281 students
  • Rank: #10-1110.- 11.
    West Sand Lake Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    24 Meeler Rd
    West Sand Lake, NY 12196
    (518) 674-7175

    Grades: K-5 | 369 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Howard L Goff School Math: 60% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    35 Gilligan Rd
    East Greenbush, NY 12061
    (518) 207-2430

    Grades: 6-8 | 929 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Tamarac Middle School High School Math: 57% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    3992 Ny Rt 2
    Troy, NY 12180
    (518) 279-4600

    Grades: 6-12 | 697 students
  • Rank: #14-1514.- 15.
    Poestenkill Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1 School Rd
    Poestenkill, NY 12140
    (518) 674-7125

    Grades: K-5 | 365 students
  • Rank: #14-1514.- 15.
    Sand Lake-miller Hill School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    8439 Miller Hill Rd
    Averill Park, NY 12018
    (518) 674-7075

    Grades: K-5 | 410 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Citizen Edmond Genet School Math: 63% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    29 Englewood Ave
    East Greenbush, NY 12061
    (518) 207-2680

    Grades: K-5 | 419 students
  • Rank: #17-1817.- 18.
    Algonquin Middle School Math: 57% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    333 Ny Rt 351
    Averill Park, NY 12018
    (518) 674-7100

    Grades: 6-8 | 632 students
  • Rank: #17-1817.- 18.
    Hoosick Falls Junior/senior High School Math: 57% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    21187 Ny Rt 22
    Hoosick Falls, NY 12090
    (518) 686-7321

    Grades: 7-12 | 534 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Maple Hill Middle School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1477 S Schodack Rd
    Castleton On Hudson, NY 12033
    (518) 732-7736

    Grades: 6-8 | 185 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    Gardner-dickinson School Math: 52% | Reading: 52%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    25 East Ave
    Wynantskill, NY 12198
    (518) 283-4600

    Grades: K-8 | 382 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    Castleton Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    80 Scott Ave
    Castleton On Hudson, NY 12033
    (518) 732-7755

    Grades: K-5 | 411 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    P.S. 16 Math: 50-54% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    40 Collins Ave
    Troy, NY 12180
    (518) 328-5101

    Grades: K-5 | 309 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    Hoosic Valley Elementary School Math: 46% | Reading: 43%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    22 Pleasant Ave
    Schaghticoke, NY 12154
    (518) 753-4491

    Grades: PK-6 | 461 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    Rensselaer Junior/senior High School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    25 Van Rensselaer Dr
    Rensselaer, NY 12144
    (518) 436-8561

    Grades: 7-12 | 434 students
  • Rank: #2525.
    Berlin Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    53 School St
    Berlin, NY 12022
    (518) 658-2127

    Grades: PK-5 | 273 students
  • Rank: #2626.
    Berlin Middle School/high School Math: 35% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    17400 Ny 22
    Cherry Plain, NY 12040
    (518) 658-1500

    Grades: 6-12 | 412 students
  • Rank: #2727.
    P.S. 18 Math: 40-44% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    412 Hoosick St
    Troy, NY 12180
    (518) 328-5501

    Grades: K-5 | 331 students
  • Rank: #2828.
    Hoosick Falls Elementary School Math: 40% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    21187 Ny Rt 22
    Hoosick Falls, NY 12090
    (518) 686-9492

    Grades: PK-6 | 597 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    Tamarac Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3992 Ny Rt 2
    Troy, NY 12180
    (518) 279-4600

    Grades: PK-5 | 500 students
  • Rank: #3030.
    P.S. 14 Math: 35% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1700 Tibbits Ave
    Troy, NY 12180
    (518) 328-5801

    Grades: PK-5 | 630 students
  • Rank: #3131.
    Rensselaer Park Elementary School Math: 27% | Reading: 32%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    70 110th St
    Troy, NY 12182
    (518) 233-6823

    Grades: 2-5 | 535 students
  • Rank: #3232.
    Knickerbacker Middle School Math: 23% | Reading: 27%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    320 7th Ave
    Troy, NY 12182
    (518) 233-6811

    Grades: 6-8 | 502 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    Troy Middle School Math: 22% | Reading: 27%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1976 Burdett Ave
    Troy, NY 12180
    (518) 328-5301

    Grades: 6-8 | 836 students
  • Rank: #3434.
    Van Rensselaer Elementary School Math: 18% | Reading: 27%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    25 Van Rensselaer Dr
    Rensselaer, NY 12144
    (518) 436-4618

    Grades: PK-6 | 690 students
  • Rank: #3535.
    Carroll Hill School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    112 Delaware Ave
    Troy, NY 12180
    (518) 328-5701

    Grades: K-5 | 329 students
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