NISKAYUNA HIGH SCHOOL

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1626 BALLTOWN RD
SCHENECTADY, NY 12309
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Phone: 518-382-2521
School Information
  • School Rating: 5
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Niskayuna Central School District
  • Students/Teacher: 12:1
  • Students/Grade: 348.5
  • Number Students: 1394
  • Number Teachers: 150
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 9360
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr John Rickert
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
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  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (2985 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (69 Reviews)
    Page 1 of 14
    Topic: Teachers | Rating:
    Posted 2016-01-01
    "Most teachers are pretty great, but some in the math dept. are VERY boring and overall bad teachers. Almost no middle, teachers here are either great or awful."
    Topic: Teachers | Rating:
    Posted 2016-01-01
    "With the exception of a few select teachers, the instruction staff is quite good. There are a few exceptional teachers that go way above the standard to provide an exceptional educational experience for their student. There are also a few sadistic teachers who appear more intent on teaching students that life isn't fair than the actual class curriculum. One tenth grade honors global teacher appears to intentionally fail students and deflate grades to discourage "subpar" honors students from remaining in honors classes rather than actually teach the course content competently. Fortunately his "teaching philosophy" is not shared by other staff."
    Topic: Teachers | Rating:
    Posted 2016-01-01
    "The teachers at Niskayuna High School are engaged with their students and are available for help when needed. They have thought out lesson plans for each class day and push the students to excel in and out of the classroom. Teachers get involved with other student activities such as being involved in clubs, coaching, attending sporting events, and musical performances. Are teachers are not perfect but overall are great at what they do."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2016-01-01
    "Education here is pretty great and there are plenty of groups you can be friends with, but the town as a whole is very boring and there are lots of highs and lows."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2016-01-01
    "My high school provides many opportunities for me to get involved in and to succeed. This school prepares each student for what they decide to do in the future whether that is college or the workforce. There is a variety of classes for students to choose from and students can design their schedule to fit the classes they want to take. There are many clubs to be involved in that included academic and nonacademic. I have also been able to join sports teams during my years at this school and most of the student body is either involved or supports our athletic teams. For these reasons, I would choose to go to this high school again."
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