Saranac Lake Senior High School

  • Saranac Lake Senior High School serves 398 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is ≥95% (which is higher than the New York state average of 50%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is ≥95% (which is higher than the New York state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Saranac Lake Senior High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the New York state level of 14:1.

Top Placements

Saranac Lake Senior High School places among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

  • Saranac Lake Senior High School's student population of 398 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 33 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students398 students
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Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Saranac Lake Senior High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 4,239 schools in New York (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Saranac Lake Senior High School is 0.00, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Overall School Rank#156 out of 4239 schools
(Top 5%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≥95%
50%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≥95%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:114:1
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Asian
n/a
9%
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Hispanic
n/a
26%
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Black
n/a
17%
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White
100%
44%
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Diversity Score0.000.71
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Graduation Rate90-94%
82%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSaranac Lake Central School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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