Top 10 Best Rensselaer County Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 39 public schools serving 19,545 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 Averill Park High School, Columbia 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 54% (versus the New York public school average of 55%), and reading proficiency score of 52% (versus the 54% statewide average). Schools in Rensselaer County have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of New York public schools.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the New York public school average of 59% (majority Hispanic).

Best Rensselaer County Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Averill Park High School
Math: 98% | Reading: ≥99%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
146 Gettle Rd
Averill Park, NY 12018
(518) 674-7000
Grades: 9-12
| 873 students
Rank: #22.
Columbia High School
Math: 96% | Reading: 97%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
962 Luther Rd
East Greenbush, NY 12061
(518) 207-2010
Grades: 9-12
| 1,310 students
Rank: #33.
Troy High School
Math: 95% | Reading: 97%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1950 Burdett Ave
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 328-5401
Grades: 9-12
| 1,123 students
Rank: #44.
Lansingburgh Senior High School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
320 7th Ave
Troy, NY 12182
(518) 233-6806
Grades: 9-12
| 641 students
Rank: #55.
Bell Top School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
39 Reynolds Rd
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 207-2600
Grades: K-5
| 302 students
Rank: #66.
Red Mill School
Math: 84% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
225 Mccullough Pl
Rensselaer, NY 12144
(518) 207-2660
Grades: K-5
| 408 students
Rank: #77.
Green Meadow School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
234 Schuurman Rd
Castleton On Hudson, NY 12033
(518) 207-2640
Grades: K-5
| 379 students
Rank: #88.
Maple Hill Junior/senior High School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1216 Maple Hill Rd
Castleton On Hudson, NY 12033
(518) 732-7701
Grades: 7-12
| 411 students
Rank: #99.
Tamarac Middle School High School
Math: 67% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
(1)
3992 Ny Rt 2
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 279-4600
Grades: 6-12
| 634 students
Rank: #1010.
Algonquin Middle School
Math: 70% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
333 Ny Rt 351
Averill Park, NY 12018
(518) 674-7100
Grades: 6-8
| 635 students
Rank: #1111.
Hoosick Falls Junior/senior High School
Math: 65% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
21187 Ny Rt 22
Hoosick Falls, NY 12090
(518) 686-7321
Grades: 7-12
| 512 students
Rank: #1212.
Poestenkill Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1 School Rd
Poestenkill, NY 12140
(518) 674-7125
Grades: K-5
| 344 students
Rank: #1313.
West Sand Lake Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
24 Meeler Rd
West Sand Lake, NY 12196
(518) 674-7175
Grades: K-5
| 384 students
Rank: #1414.
Citizen Edmond Genet School
Math: 65% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
29 Englewood Ave
East Greenbush, NY 12061
(518) 207-2680
Grades: K-5
| 436 students
Rank: #1515.
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
| 253 students
Rank: #1616.
Howard L Goff School
Math: 62% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
35 Gilligan Rd
East Greenbush, NY 12061
(518) 207-2430
Grades: 6-8
| 930 students
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
Hoosic Valley Junior Senior High School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
Rt 67
Schaghticoke, NY 12154
(518) 753-4432
Grades: 7-12
| 435 students
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
Miller Hill School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
8439 Miller Hill Rd
Averill Park, NY 12018
(518) 674-7075
Grades: K-5
| 381 students
Rank: #1919.
Castleton Elementary School
Math: 63% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
80 Scott Ave
Castleton On Hudson, NY 12033
(518) 732-7755
Grades: K-6
| 481 students
Rank: #2020.
Gardner-dickinson School
Math: 55% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
25 East Ave
Wynantskill, NY 12198
(518) 283-4600
Grades: PK-8
| 370 students
Rank: #2121.
Berlin Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
53 School St
Berlin, NY 12022
(518) 658-2127
Grades: PK-5
| 262 students
Rank: #2222.
Hoosic Valley Elementary School
Math: 47% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
22 Pleasant Ave
Schaghticoke, NY 12154
(518) 753-4491
Grades: PK-6
| 446 students
Rank: #2323.
Berlin Middle School/high School
Math: 42% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
17400 Ny 22
Cherry Plain, NY 12040
(518) 658-1500
Grades: 6-12
| 375 students
Rank: #2424.
Ps 16
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
40 Collins Ave
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 328-5101
Grades: K-5
| 250 students
Rank: #2525.
Rensselaer Junior/senior High School
Math: 40% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
25 Van Rensselaer Dr
Rensselaer, NY 12144
(518) 436-8561
Grades: 7-12
| 458 students
Rank: #2626.
Ps 18
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
412 Hoosick St
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 328-5501
Grades: K-5
| 285 students
Rank: #2727.
Hoosick Falls Elementary School
Math: 43% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
21187 Ny Rt 22
Hoosick Falls, NY 12090
(518) 686-9492
Grades: PK-6
| 532 students
Rank: #2828.
Tamarac Elementary School
Math: 35% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3992 Ny Rt 2
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 279-4600
Grades: K-5
| 478 students
Rank: #2929.
Ps 14
Math: 33% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1700 Tibbits Ave
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 328-5801
Grades: PK-5
| 426 students
Rank: #3030.
Rensselaer Park Elementary School
Math: 32% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
70 110th St
Troy, NY 12182
(518) 233-6823
Grades: 3-5
| 440 students
Rank: #3131.
Troy Middle School
Math: 25% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
1976 Burdett Ave
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 328-5301
Grades: 6-8
| 866 students
Rank: #3232.
Knickerbacker Middle School
Math: 23% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
320 7th Ave
Troy, NY 12182
(518) 233-6811
Grades: 6-8
| 499 students
Rank: #3333.
Van Rensselaer Elementary School
Math: 23% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
25 Van Rensselaer Dr
Rensselaer, NY 12144
(518) 436-4618
Grades: PK-6
| 560 students
Rank: #3434.
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
| 381 students
Rank: #3535.
Ps 2
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
470 10th St
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 328-5601
Grades: PK-5
| 279 students
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Rensselaer County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
2920 5th Ave
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 271-5270
Grades: 7-12
| 149 students
762 River St
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 274-6312
Grades: K-6
| 216 students
Huntley Rd
Averill Park, NY 12018
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
17400 Ny 22
Berlin, NY 12022
(518) 658-2515
Grades: 6-8
| 171 students
500 Pawling Ave
Troy, NY 12180
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Vanderheyden Hall
Wynantskill, NY 12198
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
100 Spring Ave
Troy, NY 12180
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
344 Menemsha Ln
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 674-7150
Grades: K-5
| n/a students
7 Collins Ave
Troy, NY 12180
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
13 Babcock Rd
Cropseyville, NY 12052
(518) 279-1771
Grades: K-3
| n/a students
Rt 67
Schaghticoke, NY 12154
(518) 753-4432
Grades: 5-8
| 308 students
1477 S Schodack Rd
Castleton On Hudson, NY 12033
(518) 732-7736
Grades: 6-8
| 185 students
Capital View Office Park
Rensselaer, NY 12144
(518) 473-7793
Grades: 5-12
| 441 students
52 Washington St/cap Vw Off Pk
Rensselaer, NY 12144
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
475 1st St
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 328-5201
Grades: PK-6
| 513 students
106-108 9th St
Troy, NY 12180
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Parker School (Closed 2021)
Special Education School
Parker Sch Rd
Johnsonville, NY 12094
(518) 663-5669
Grades: 2-11
| 21 students
Box 98
Wynantskill, NY 12198
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
4000 Main St
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 270-5448
Grades: 12
| n/a students
25 Van Rensselaer Dr
Rensselaer, NY 12144
(518) 436-8565
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
473 Rt 43
Stephentown, NY 12168
(518) 733-5454
Grades: K-3
| 71 students
3992 N Y Rt 2
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 279-4600
Grades: 6-8
| 369 students

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