Schenectady High School

  • Schenectady High School serves 2,718 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 91% (which is higher than the New York state average of 49%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 89% (which is higher than the New York state average of 46%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Schenectady High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the New York state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the New York state average of 56%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Schenectady High School's student population of 2,718 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 161 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,718 students
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Total Classroom Teachers161 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Schenectady High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 4,239 schools in New York (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Schenectady High School is 0.73, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.38. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Overall School Rank
11%
25%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
91%
49%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
89%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:114:1
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Asian
19%
9%
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Hispanic
15%
26%
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Black
36%
18%
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White
29%
44%
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Two or more races
1%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Schenectady High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NY.
Diversity Score0.730.38
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Graduation Rate
61%
81%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
56%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSchenectady City School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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