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 2015-2016 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 2015-2016 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 2015-2016 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%.
  • Schenectady High School operates within the Schenectady City School District.
  • Schenectady City School District's 59% graduation rate is lower than the New York state average of 81%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Schenectady High School's student population of 2718 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 161 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,718 students
Schenectady High School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Schenectady High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers161 teachers
Schenectady High School Total Teachers (1988-2016)
Students by GradeSchenectady High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Schenectady High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 4239 schools in New York (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 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)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
91%
49%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
89%
46%
Student : Teacher Ratio17:114:1
Schenectady High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2016)
Asian
19%
9%
Schenectady High School Asian Students (1989-2016)
Hispanic
15%
26%
Schenectady High School Black Students (1989-2016)
Black
36%
18%
Schenectady High School Black Students (1989-2016)
White
29%
44%
Schenectady High School White Students (1989-2016)
Two or more races
1%
2%
Schenectady High School Two Or More Races Students (2014-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsSchenectady High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownNY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.730.38
Schenectady High School Diversity Score (1989-2016)
Graduation Rate
61%
81%
Schenectady High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
56%
44%
Schenectady High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1995-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
Schenectady High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Schenectady High School is Schenectady City School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 771 school districts in New York (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Schenectady City School District's student population of 9,566 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 59% has increased from 58% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $16,563 in this district is less than the state average of $31,939. The district revenue/student has declined by 11% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $19,371 is less than the state average of $33,406. The district spending/student has grown by 6% over four school years.
    School District NameSchenectady City School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    17
    2
    Number of Students Managed9,566902
    Schenectady City School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    26%
    49%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    28%
    46%
    District Graduation Rate
    59%
    81%
    District Total Revenue$162 MM$29 MM
    District Spending$190 MM$30 MM
    District Revenue / Student$16,563$31,939
    District Spending / Student$19,371$33,406
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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