NISKAYUNA HIGH SCHOOL

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1626 BALLTOWN RD
SCHENECTADY, NY 12309
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Phone: 518-382-2521
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 9
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Niskayuna Central School District
  • Students/Teacher: 12:1
  • Students/Grade: 357.8
  • Number Students: 1431
  • Number Teachers: 150
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 8878
  • 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
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (17 ratings)
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    School Reviews (8 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-05-22
    "Highly overrated. The teachers hands are held due to state regs. Quality of education has gone down the toilet. Bullying is ignored far and wide and the kids are horrible to each other. Nobody does anything to stop it. It's all smoke and mirrors. Don't buy into it."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2010-09-03
    "Niskayuna schools is like many high caliber public schools. It is excellent and offers one the best public school curriculum around. It cannot be everything to everyone. If your child is among the top and is ambitious, it is a great place with plenty of challenging offerings. If your child is seriously struggling and is among the lower percentile, he/she will get great services and attention. If your child is somewhere in the middle (depending on where), he/she will get lost in the shuffle. Contrary to those who are disillusioned by the music dept, I find the music dept to be excellent and committed. Of course the better caliber music students should get accolades. I don't see this as a problem. There should be some semblance of meritocracy. Above all, the student body exhibits great acceptance of uniqueness. Students are quite considerate toward each other. It's a great environment."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2010-04-13
    "Highly overrated. I have found with both of my children that the competition and emphasis on the 'ivy' track destroyed their joy of learning. Both of my children are intelligent kids who did well, but whose love of school was extinguished when they walked through the door. Contrary to the previous reviewer - the music dept is not dedicated to teaching all kids, but to the accolades they receive from showcasing the chosen few. We won't be sending our youngest to Nisky High - we've learned our lesson twice over. Shameful."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-06-02
    "Man, forget all of that. Niskayuna is just an average school. It us just a suburban school that has little to no diversity. Schools like Schenectady High School are more diverse, just like the real world."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2008-06-16
    "Consistently ranked one of the top school districts in the Albany area, Niskayuna HS offers tremendous learning opportunities to its entire student population, resulting in a high level of college attendance among its graduates. Most school districts will cut art/music programs when budgets are tight but Niskayuna has an outstanding music program whose ensembles achieve gold and silver consistently in local NYSSMA competitions. This is mainly due to the commitment demonstrated by the dedicated and talented staff, parents who care about education, and students who understand the value of a solid education."
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