Rensselaer Junior/senior High School

  • Rensselaer Junior/senior High School serves 404 students in grades 7-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the NY average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is less than the state average of 55%.
  • Rensselaer Junior/senior High School operates within the Rensselaer City School District.
  • Rensselaer City School District's 72% graduation rate is lower than the NY state average of 87%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 404 students has declined by 6% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 36 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Total Students 404 students
Rensselaer Junior/senior High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Rensselaer Junior/senior High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 36 teachers
Rensselaer Junior/senior High School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by Grade Rensselaer Junior/senior High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 12:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.54 is more than the state average of 0.37. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NY) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1 15:1
Rensselaer Junior/senior High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
Asian
12%
9%
Rensselaer Junior/senior High School Asian Students (1990-2015)
Hispanic
8%
25%
Rensselaer Junior/senior High School Black Students (1991-2015)
Black
9%
18%
Rensselaer Junior/senior High School Black Students (1991-2015)
White
66%
45%
Rensselaer Junior/senior High School White Students (1991-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Rensselaer Junior/senior High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
5%
2%
Rensselaer Junior/senior High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Rensselaer Junior/senior High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown NY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.54 0.37
Rensselaer Junior/senior High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
57%
45%
Rensselaer Junior/senior High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1995-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
7%
6%
Rensselaer Junior/senior High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2015)

District Comparison

  • Rensselaer City School District's student population of 1,088 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 72% has decreased from 95% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $18,499 in this district is less than the state average of $32,940. The district revenue/student has declined by 28% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $17,863 is less than the state average of $31,547. The district spending/student has declined by 14% over four years.
School District Name Rensselaer City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
2
2
Number of Students Managed 1,088 935
Rensselaer City School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 72% 87%
Rensselaer City School District Graduation Rate (2000-2010)
District Total Revenue $20 MM $31 MM
Rensselaer City School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $20 MM $30 MM
Rensselaer City School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $18,499 $32,940
Rensselaer City School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $17,863 $31,547
Rensselaer City School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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