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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
    C
  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 2,451 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 80% of students are at least proficient in math and 89% in reading.

Albany High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
89%
Percent Proficient - Math
80%
Average Graduation Rate
62%
Average SAT
1180
208 responses
Average ACT
28
40 responses
AP Enrollment
23%

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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$40,660
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$956
National
$949
Median Home Value
$168,765
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 53 responses
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  • Sport Events
    19%
  • Plays
    19%
  • Prep rallies
    13%
  • National honor Society
    11%
  • Track meets
    9%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Concerts
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,451
Free or Reduced Lunch
54%
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$78,642
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.1%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.32 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.32 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.32 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$25,040/ year
National
$12,239
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.35 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.35 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.35 responses
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Albany High School is very diverse! Here you’ll find students of all different races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, beliefs, hobbies, personalities, and more! Also Albany High School provides many education opportunities including: summer internships, college visits, trade programs, etc. Another great thing about my school is how rigorous the workload can be. Albany High School offers the IB program, AP classes, and college prep classes. The teachers and counselors at my school are very passionate about their job and truly want to see us students succeed. My school has many different clubs that support the interests of all types of students! For example, anime club, multicultural club, student government, and much more!
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Environment is very hectic and dirty. Facilities are always dirty. Many students are constantly roaming the halls. Not enough room for the amount of students in the building. Too overcrowded. Hallways are packed and crazy. Students are disrespectful. The advanced classes, for the most part are very good. Numerous clubs available to students. There is great diversity in this school. Many programs are available to help students. Food is terrible, but good for free to all students. Have to go through metal detectors and bag check to ensure safety. Only have two good sports teams. Many are not built up well and are constantly losing. Music is always good and concerts. Teachers are dedicated.
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!