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 2,410 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 86% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.
Address
700 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12203
Telephone
(518) 475-6200
Website

Albany High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
86%
Average Graduation Rate
54%
Average SAT
1130
124 responses
Average ACT
27
27 responses
AP Enrollment
19%
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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
2,410
Free or Reduced Lunch
66%
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
15:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
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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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!
excellent staff and diversity, however administration is poor and uncooperative. There are a large number of academic programs that students can enroll in, such as plentiful AP courses, college courses sponsored by local colleges, and an IB program. There are also plenty of afterschool clubs and activities for students to join. The administration, however, has proven difficult to work with and refuses to take student-made complaints into consideration. They tend to make poor decisions that stem from nowhere, and do very little to inform the school about new rules and regulations, often meaning students would get in trouble for rules they didnt even know existed.