SHENENDEHOWA HIGH SCHOOL

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970 ROUTE 146
CLIFTON PARK, NY 12065
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Phone: 518-881-0310
School Information
  • School Rating: 4
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 10th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Shenendehowa Central School District
  • Students/Teacher: 14:1
  • Students/Grade: 795.3
  • Number Students: 2386
  • Number Teachers: 180
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 9353
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Donald Flynt
  • 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 (3880 ratings)
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    School Reviews (80 Reviews)
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    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2016-01-01
    "The experiences I encountered at Shenendehowa High School were valuable and would not be traded. Upon graduation, I looked back and realized that each experience or event I underwent had some lesson to learn or morsel of knowledge I took away. For example, the Relay for Life event was a huge occasion in my community. We went and camped out in tents on our local track in support of curing cancer and the research that goes along with the illness. I participated in this event four straight years in a row, and each year, heard stories of loved ones that were taken too soon or children in the area who were sadly struggling with cancer. I remember taking a step back and noticing that not only were the families of these loved ones still living, but they were living with pride and honor, knowing that if they stood strong enough to speak with their community about how they dealt with the loss, they could really impact some people. I left each Relay for Life event with a new outlook on myself as a high schooler. Ultimately, I figured if I could stand strong and get through each hurdle that life put in front of me, I could help others deal with the same. See, the unique thing about Shenendehowa is that the students are similar to a family. Although everyone is evidently different, we all come together and teach each other things. At the end of the day, we come from the same place and stand together as a unit. I always loved that quality about this school. Tragically, during my sophomore year, we lost two of our senior students in a devastating car crash involving a drunk driver. I remember not knowing how to handle this, seeing as though I was merely a tenth grader trying to console an entire body of students. Upon arriving to school, all I could see were lines of students and teachers, holding each other and really making an effort to come together and be supportive. That dismal incident showed me how much of a devoted community Shenendehowa really is."
    Topic: Teachers | Rating:
    Posted 2016-01-01
    "At Shenendehowa High School, most of the teachers are engaged and are willing to put in the extra work to ensure the success of each lesson for the students they teach. Each teacher brings their own knowledge about the topics they relay, whether it be from past experiences and stories that coincide with the lesson, or if it may be things they've learned while they were in school. Overall, the teaching staff does a good job of instructing their students using bright and easily understandable vocabulary. They're pretty consistent with grading each individual student on the knowledge they relay back through tests or discussion, and maintain a genuinely honest system for each assignment. Altogether, Shenendehowa High School includes an exceptional teaching staff."
    Topic: Teachers | Rating:
    Posted 2015-12-01
    "Most teachers go above and beyond to help struggling student. Most teachers are approachable and have designated times for students to go and get extra help."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2015-12-01
    "If I could do it all over, I would definitely choose this school again. I have spent all 13 years here and I love it. I feel that I have gotten a great education and I am very prepared for college and life beyond high school."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2015-11-01
    "I love this school! I know people here complain about how bad Shen is, but really it's just spoiled students who don't know what they have. Since this is a upper middle class suburb, the school gets a lot of funding. We have a great athletic program, many would even go further and say one of the best compared to other schools. With an Olympic sized pool, 16 tennis courts in great condition, a giant football field (used by the field hockey, soccer and lacrosse team as well), and a new weight room, we have the best of the best in the region. We also have great music and art programs. The school has it's own instruments (for both band and orchestra) so if students can't afford their own they can borrow one from the school. Students have many opportunities to excel at their instrument and even learn another one. I am not in the art program but, I have heard that it has many great teachers as well. Both, art and music play a big part at Shen, there is a music and art honor society at Shen (two different societies one for music called Tri-M and one for art) for those who love art/music and succeed academically Of course most people care the most about Academics, and rightly so. Shen has 14 AP classes. AP calculus ab, AP calculus bc, AP statistics, AP computer science, AP environmental, AP biology, AP chemistry, AP U.S. history, AP world history, AP Latin, AP language and composition, AP literature and composition, AP art, AP music theory. Shen also offers many college classes liked to local colleges. Also many students who are academically inclined are a year or two ahead in course. Shen also has the latest technology. With big HP touch screen desktops in the library, computer labs and tech rooms. There are also Chromebooks and iPads that teachers can bring into their class. The school has also integrated smartphones to keep students competitive in the changing world. All in all Shen has everything the option on how you use it is in your hands."
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