B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Albany High School is an above average, public, magnet school located in Albany, NY. It has 2,450 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 90% in reading.
Address
700 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12203
Telephone
(518) 475-6200

Albany High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
90%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
59%
Average SAT
1140
133 responses
Average ACT
27
27 responses
AP Enrollment
19%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    C+
  4. Good for Families
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$42,335
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$875
National
$949
Median Home Value
$172,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
63%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 35 responses
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  • Sport Events
    20%
  • Plays
    17%
  • National honor Society
    14%
  • Prep rallies
    14%
  • Track meets
    11%
  • I tutor other students,
    6%
  • Hair shows
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,450
Free or Reduced Lunch
45%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$80,511
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.5%
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.27 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.27 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.27 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$26,385/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.30 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.30 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.30 responses
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Albany high school was a good place to learn. Classes definitely prepare you for college applications/intro classes in college (comparative to many other schools), but the classes were very limited in choice. People are now trying to shut down advanced placement classes which would put everyone at a disadvantage as all non-honors/AP core classes taken were dry, slow and boring. The highlights of the school were definitely the classes that weren't forced upon you by requirements (such as ROP Photography). Teachers were mostly great thought!
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I like the teachers. I wish the education system would change. Albany High School (AHS) in Albany, New York, United States, is a public high school with an enrollment of about 2,600 students for the 2017-18 school year. The school is part of the City School District of Albany. It opened on September 7, 1868, as the Albany Free Academy. Albany High has been located at 700 Washington Avenue since 1974.Albany High School is the only comprehensive public high school in the city.[2] The school is divided into four themed learning communities known as academies. Those academies are Citizenship Academy, which focuses on critical thinking and economic skills; Discovery Academy, which focuses on the arts and communication; Innovation Academy, which focuses on science, technology, engineering, and math; and Leadership Academy, which focuses on the skills needed to lead the way to a better future.
Albany High School was pretty amazing. I was pretty nervous starting my first year here. As I continued to go to school I became vary aware of different intentions and selecting the right path that was best for me. Becoming to grow as a teenager was pretty hard, but with all the help with the staff as well as my guidance counselor it became very valuable to me. I loved my friends and got along with all of my associates. This is a diverse high school with many great people. It gives you an opportunity to socialize with a variety of cultures. As well as a chance to get into some extracurricular activities. The games are really fun to watch, everyone is supportive and have a positive vibe. I would very much consider this school for anyone looking for an incredible experience!