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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Amsterdam High School is a public school located in Amsterdam, NY. It has 1,092 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 84% of students are at least proficient in math and 88% in reading.
Address
140 Saratoga Ave
Amsterdam, NY 12010
Telephone
(518) 843-4932
Website

Amsterdam High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
88%
Percent Proficient - Math
84%
Average Graduation Rate
66%
Average SAT
1110
66 responses
Average ACT
29
9 responses
AP Enrollment
5%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Cost of Living
    B
  4. Good for Families
    C+
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$63,214
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$699
National
$949
Median Home Value
$128,400
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
36%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
45%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 43 responses
Report
  • Football games
    23%
  • Pep Rally
    23%
  • Spirit week
    21%
  • Marching band
    19%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • Talent show
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    2%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,092
Free or Reduced Lunch
55%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$65,289
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.4%
41%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$16,227/ year
National
$12,239
60%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses
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What I like about Amsterdam high school is everyone is friendly and welcoming. I like how the teachers are always there to help when you need it and the teachers put in time for students to be able to get extra help as well. The sports programs are great and really open doors for students! There are many clubs and activities to get involved in and I feel safe at the school. One thing I believe the school could work on is the food. I think that there should be more options for kids to choose from. Overall, Amsterdam high school has allowed me to have a great experience throughout my four years there!
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My experience at Amsterdam High school was rather exciting and joyful than what others say. I was a three sport athlete while enrolled in the smart scholars program. I played football and the schools atmosphere was just great, there are no other friday night lights in the 518 like the one in Amsterdam. After graduating and attending a 4 year college is when you truly see where your school fell in academics, I felt as if Amsterdam did have limited resources but faculty were always there to answer any questions whether it be school/college related or personal questions.
Amsterdam was fine while I attended. The school needs to better prepare for upcoming freshman because the 2017-2018 year was horrible, the schedules were a disaster and our principal left halfway through the year. Hall monitors are a little too friendly with "trouble students" but other than that Amsterdam isn't a terrible school.