Potsdam Senior High School

29 Leroy St
Potsdam, NY 13676
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 5%
Serving 395 students in grades 8-12, Potsdam Senior High School ranks in the top 5% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 5%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≥95% (which is higher than the New York state average of 46%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 90-94% (which is higher than the New York state average of 62%).
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the New York state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the New York state average of 59% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 8-12
  • Enrollment: 395 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 9%
  • : 90-94% (Top 30% in NY)
  • : ≥95% (Top 5%)
  • : 90-94% (Top 1%)
  • : 90-94% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Potsdam Senior High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

Potsdam Senior High School's student population of 395 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has grown by 42% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 8-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
395 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
40 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Potsdam Senior High School is 0.17, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
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State Level (NY)
≥95%
46%
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(20-21)
90-94%
62%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Potsdam Senior High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of New York by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
90-94%
78%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Potsdam Senior High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
11:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
3%
10%
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Hispanic
3%
29%
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Black
2%
16%
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White
91%
41%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.17
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90-94%
87%
This chart display graduation rate of Potsdam Senior High School and public school graduation rate of New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
29%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
3%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Potsdam Senior High School often compared to?
Potsdam Senior High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like H C Williams Senior High School, Massena Senior High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≥95% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% NY state average), while 90-94% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 62% NY state average).
What is the graduation rate of Potsdam Senior High School?
The graduation rate of Potsdam Senior High School is 90-94%, which is higher than the New York state average of 87%.
How many students attend Potsdam Senior High School?
395 students attend Potsdam Senior High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
91% of Potsdam Senior High School students are White, 3% of students are Asian, 3% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Potsdam Senior High School?
Potsdam Senior High School has a student ration of 10:1, which is lower than the New York state average of 11:1.
What grades does Potsdam Senior High School offer ?
Potsdam Senior High School offers enrollment in grades 8-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Potsdam Senior High School part of?
Potsdam Senior High School is part of Potsdam Central School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 8-12
  • Enrollment: 395 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 9%
  • : 90-94% (Top 30%)
  • : ≥95% (Top 5%)
  • : 90-94% (Top 1%)
  • : 90-94% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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