SCHENECTADY HIGH SCHOOL

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1445 THE PLZ
SCHENECTADY, NY 12308
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Phone: 518-370-8100
School Information
  • School Rating: 2
  • Educational Climate: Below Average
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Schenectady City School District
  • Students/Teacher: 15:1
  • Students/Grade: 602.8
  • Number Students: 2411
  • Number Teachers: 184
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 12319
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Diane Wilkinson
  • 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 (1753 ratings)
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    School Reviews (48 Reviews)
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    Topic: Teachers | Rating:
    Posted 2016-01-01
    "The teachers incorporate technology into the classes"
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2016-01-01
    "The diversity in the classroom and clubs make it a unique learning environment"
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2015-08-01
    "My school is not in the best city, Schenectady high has some great parts and some really bad parts too. One thing that I love in our school is the theater program Blue Roses Theater Company they put on great plays every year and Mr. Ziskin gives everyone opportunities to work on a play with the group. The productions are amazing and all different types of students come there and are like a family some people you would never think would be friends join this company and have the best friendship ever. I don't know I would've survived this far without theater. The bad part is it's very over crowded and lots of students come from hard backgrounds and a lot of kids just don't care about school or education. The teachers try their best but there's only so much they can do. Another great thing about my school though is the diversity, there are so many students from all parts of life and friend groups are not all cliquey mostly everyone is very accepting of each other there are quite of few fights and problems here and there but in the end the whole school is pretty good at accepting people for who they are which is good for the future. I would go to this school again, I mean there are some rough parts but there's so many opportunities and as long as you have a good mindset and hang out with the right people and make good choices Schenectady High School really is a pretty nice school."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2015-07-01
    "The academic programs and the student diversity of Schenectady High School are the two main qualities that I appreciated the most during my 4 years. The International Baccalaureate (IB) program is the highlight of Schenectady High Schools academic programs. The IB program aids not only in the IB students academic growth but also his/her growth as a person. Theory of Knowledge (TOK) course, for example, allows IB students to understand how and why they know what they know and also aids in self discovery. 20th Century topics, for example, allows students to take on the lens of a global citizen and therefore allow for a greater understanding of why contemporary conflicts and events occur today. The student diversity at Schenectady High School is of great value because it allows students to interact with students with multiple ethnicities. This experience gained from exposure to different opinions and beliefs is valuable because it develops students' understanding of different people and comfort with people of different cultures. Sadly, Schenectady High School has a high student population and there exists a separation of students based on academic level or program. The number of students which crowd the hallways allows for a very real possibility of physical conflict and therefore increased regulations by the school policymakers. Students with high GPAs or are in programs such as IB are separated into groups of 30 and, for the most part, do not attend courses with students in lower level courses. This separation of students is very similar to a class based society where high level students are allowed special privileges the lower level students are not. I am biased towards this school in that I was an IB student, therefore I would recommend Schenectady High School but only for students that will seek to take on challenging courses or programs such as IB."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2015-07-01
    "So far, I have been at the high school for two years now and can't remember anything good that overshadows all of the bad. The food for the most part is not very "wide in choices", there are way too many 9th graders (they take up almost half of the schools population!), there are barely enough teachers for after school activities, the classrooms are small and crowded, and the list just keeps going on. The few things I like about this school is that my friends go here, most of them, and the IB program, which isn't very high on my list either. Some of the teachers care, I just wanna shout out Mrs. Lebel :D But then most of the teachers either don't care, aren't helpful, or put you down and make you feel like crap most of the time, to a point where you don't even wanna try anymore. Overall, I just really don't like this school."
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