Schenectady City School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 15 public schools serving 9,080 students in Schenectady City School District. This district's average testing ranking is 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in New York.
Public Schools in Schenectady City School District have an average math proficiency score of 26% (versus the New York public school average of 55%), and reading proficiency score of 32% (versus the 54% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Schenectady City School District are Schenectady High School, Jessie T Zoller Elementary School and Woodlawn Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Schenectady City School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in New York.
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the New York public school average of 59% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Schenectady City School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (NY)
# Schools
15 Schools
4,806 Schools
# Students
9,080 Students
2,575,381 Students
# Teachers
681 Teachers
213,609 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1

District Rank

Schenectady City School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 780 school districts in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 61% has decreased from 65% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (NY)
Overall District Rank
#766 out of 785 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Schenectady City   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
54%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Schenectady City   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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
52%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Schenectady City   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 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
61%
83%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Schenectady City   School District and public school graduation rate of NY by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.79
0.72
# American Indian Students
16 Students
18,746 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
1,848 Students
253,508 Students
% Asian Students
20%
10%
# Hispanic Students
2,005 Students
731,442 Students
% Hispanic Students
22%
28%
# Black Students
2,603 Students
423,333 Students
% Black Students
29%
17%
# White Students
1,788 Students
1,065,287 Students
% White Students
20%
41%
# Hawaiian Students
12 Students
6,387 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
808 Students
76,678 Students
% of Two or more races Students
9%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
46,190
# Students in K Grade:
613
171,965
# Students in 1st Grade:
707
184,546
# Students in 2nd Grade:
669
184,125
# Students in 3rd Grade:
693
186,373
# Students in 4th Grade:
638
187,386
# Students in 5th Grade:
733
190,311
# Students in 6th Grade:
722
193,844
# Students in 7th Grade:
751
196,637
# Students in 8th Grade:
686
199,503
# Students in 9th Grade:
800
207,402
# Students in 10th Grade:
711
204,814
# Students in 11th Grade:
566
192,105
# Students in 12th Grade:
624
191,684
# Ungraded Students:
167
38,496

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $23,386 in this school district is less than the state median of $39,038. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $23,005 is less than the state median of $39,435. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (NY)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$212 MM
$34 MM
This chart display total revenue of Schenectady City   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in NY by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$209 MM
$34 MM
This chart display total spending of Schenectady City   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in NY by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$23,386
$39,038
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Schenectady City   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in NY by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$23,005
$39,435
This chart display average spending per public school student in Schenectady City   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in NY by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Schenectady City School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Schenectady High School
Math: 78% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1445 The Plaza
Schenectady, NY 12308
(518) 881-2044
Grades: 9-12
| 2,771 students
Rank: #22.
Jessie T Zoller Elementary School
Math: 43% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1880 Lancaster St
Schenectady, NY 12308
(518) 370-8290
Grades: K-5
| 429 students
Rank: #33.
Woodlawn Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3311 Wells Ave
Schenectady, NY 12304
(518) 370-8280
Grades: K-5
| 426 students
Rank: #44.
Howe Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1065 Baker Ave
Schenectady, NY 12308
(518) 370-8295
Grades: K-5
| 371 students
Rank: #55.
Van Corlaer Elementary School
Math: 24% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2310 Guilderland Ave
Schenectady, NY 12306
(518) 370-8270
Grades: K-5
| 395 students
Rank: #66.
William C Keane Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1252 Albany Ave
Schenectady, NY 12304
(518) 881-3960
Grades: PK-5
| 285 students
Rank: #77.
Central Park Middle School
Math: 22% | Reading: 25%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
421 Elm St
Schenectady, NY 12304
(518) 370-8250
Grades: 6-8
| 719 students
Rank: #88.
Paige Elementary School
Math: 19% | Reading: 26%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
104 Elliott Ave
Schenectady, NY 12304
(518) 370-8300
Grades: K-5
| 436 students
Rank: #99.
Hamilton Elementary School
Math: 12% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1091 Webster St
Schenectady, NY 12303
(518) 881-3720
Grades: PK-5
| 383 students
Rank: #1010.
Oneida Middle School
Math: 16% | Reading: 24%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1629 Oneida St
Schenectady, NY 12308
(518) 881-3700
Grades: 6-8
| 728 students
Rank: #1111.
Pleasant Valley Elementary School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1097 Forest Rd
Schenectady, NY 12303
(518) 881-3640
Grades: PK-5
| 350 students
Rank: #1212.
Lincoln Elementary School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2 Robinson St
Schenectady, NY 12304
(518) 370-8355
Grades: K-5
| 347 students
Rank: #1313.
Yates Elementary School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
725 Salina St
Schenectady, NY 12308
(518) 370-8320
Grades: K-5
| 318 students
Rank: #1414.
Mont Pleasant Middle School
Math: 9% | Reading: 13%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1121 Forest Rd
Schenectady, NY 12303
(518) 370-8160
Grades: 6-8
| 729 students
Rank: #1515.
Dr Martin Luther King School Jr Elementary School
Math: 3% | Reading: 15%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
918 Stanley St
Schenectady, NY 12307
(518) 370-8360
Grades: K-5
| 393 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Schenectady City School District
  • 108 EDUCATION DR, SCHENECTADY, NY, 12303-1238
  • (518) 370-8100
  • schenectady.k12.ny.us
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 9,080 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 80%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 61% (Btm 50% in NY)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 26% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 32% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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