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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Averill Park High School is an above average, public school located in Averill Park, NY. It has 986 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 98% of students are at least proficient in math and 98% in reading.
Address
146 Gettle Rd
Averill Park, NY 12018
Telephone
(518) 674-7000
Website

Averill Park High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
98%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1180
128 responses
Average ACT
30
39 responses
AP Enrollment
2%
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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
    B+
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$82,956
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$773
National
$949
Median Home Value
$226,600
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
73%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
47%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 59 responses
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  • Mr. AP
    17%
  • Foreign Language Lip Sync Competition
    15%
  • Pep Rally
    15%
  • Holly Ball
    14%
  • Vacations/Breaks
    14%
  • Off Broadway Players shows
    7%
  • Prom
    7%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
986
Free or Reduced Lunch
16%
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,851
Teachers in First/Second Year
4%
47%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$16,944/ year
National
$12,239
63%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
16%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
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There was an abundance of opportunities for extracurricular activities at Averill Park and all students were encouraged to take part in them. I took advantage of those opportunities whenever I could. Although there were dances, pep-rallies, spirit weeks, and a few interesting classes, which were all extremely fun, the experience at APHS was nothing extraordinary. Each year I advanced, it seemed the number of and conditions of the rules did as well. There were many teachers who gave the utmost effort and attention to their students and their work, but there were also many that assigned homework and projects, graded student's work intensely, but did not teach and left it to the student's research to teach them. I experienced both of these types of teachers.
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Averill Park High school did not prepare students for reality, college, or provide any opportunities worth noting. Having attended all four years of high school, the academics continued on a downward spiral where by the time I was a senior in high school, I was only taking 2 classes a day because that's all that was available. There were numerous budget cuts, teachers who were let go, and sports programs that became extinct one after the other. Many of the reams I played for had to fundraise twice a year, just to be able to play. Averill Park's college prep was basically non-existent. The counselors didn't know the students, nor provided real ways on how to even begin the process. Just the simple questions of, "What do you want to do?" "What do you want to study?" etc. Also don't miss the lack of diversity. The halls were very, white...
Averill Park high school is in a very small community. There is very little diversity. This is probably because of it's location. It is in a rural setting in Rensselaer County. The biggest downfalls of the school is college readiness. The school offers little in the college credits you can earn prior to going to college. In terms of choosing a college or college major, the guidance counselors do very little to help the students who have average grades. The are more interested in the smart student who gets excellent grades.