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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Ballston Spa Senior High School is a highly rated, public school located in Ballston Spa, NY. It has 1,252 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 97% in reading.
Address
220 Ballston Ave
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Telephone
(518) 884-7150
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Ballston Spa Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
97%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1220
209 responses
Average ACT
29
38 responses
AP Enrollment
26%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$89,449
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,048
National
$949
Median Home Value
$278,800
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
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
84%
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 50 responses
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  • Sporting Events
    26%
  • Prom
    20%
  • Homecoming
    18%
  • School Plays
    10%
  • School shows
    8%
  • I am very involved with the arts.
    6%
  • Orchestra
    4%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,252
Free or Reduced Lunch
29%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$85,162
Teachers in First/Second Year
0.9%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$23,086/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.40 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.40 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.40 responses
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I had a good experience at BSpa High School. They offer a lot of programs for all different kinds of kids from special needs to full IB for those who want that experience. They have a lot of clubs that kids can join such as Odyssey of the Mind, Physics Club, Troupe, Band, Orchestra and more. The sports programs that I was involved in were awesome and there was great support from the Athletic Department. There is something at Ballston Spa High School for everyone!
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Ballston Spa High School is a great school. I did not appreciate it at the time... however, since being in college I have come to realize how lucky we are to have so many AP and IB opportunities. A lot of my high school classes covered my Gen Ed requirements in college which has allowed me to double major! Academically, this school is great. (Most) of the teachers are wonderful. They really set you on the right path for a successful future.
It is a really good school, and I had a lot of amazing teachers. The IB program is somewhat unique in this area, but Ballston Spa has it and it's a great program. Lots of sports and clubs to join. The school is really careful about safety, and they've been starting a program where all the students will get chrome books during high school. The cafeteria food is pretty good, and there's even a coffee shop. However, there is low diversity in the student body. That's just the result of there being very low diversity in the area.