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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Canandaigua Academy is a highly rated, public school located in Canandaigua, NY. It has 1,120 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 94% in reading.

Canandaigua Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
94%
Percent Proficient - Math
98%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1250
211 responses
Average ACT
29
68 responses
AP Enrollment
30%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$49,198
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$839
National
$949
Median Home Value
$166,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 44 responses
  • Holiday PRISM Concert
    25%
  • Lip Sync at the Homecoming Pep Rally
    25%
  • Drama/musical performances
    18%
  • "Spring Fling"
    16%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    2%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,120
Free or Reduced Lunch
30%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$67,090
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.7%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$22,325/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.28 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.28 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.28 responses
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There is a variety of activities and classes that you can be involved in. I personally am involved with many extracurricular activities, and I think that the teachers and staff really understand personal involvement and not pressuring students to join more clubs. Teachers always encourage students to join, but there is no pressure. There is little to no pressure to do anything. The way a student moves and interacts with the school is very driven by themself. There is a good balance in the school which makes it enjoyable.
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I’m proud and feel quite gratitude to be a student at Canandaigua Academy. I’ve been in the Canandaigua City School District for my entire educational career so far and it’s truly shaped who I am. Every teacher has been fantastic and inspiring. I’ve received a wonderful, well-rounded education and I’m so fortunate to be able to say that. Being a student at Canandaigua inspired me to become a teacher myself which is why I plan to further my education and go to college for Adolescence Education and English. It’s all thanks to Canandaigua :).
There are a lot of things CA has to help students that are struggling and I think some of them still need work done to make kids feel more comfortable showing up. There is also very little diversity in the student base which can lead to negative effects. The only other complaint would be the cleanliness of the bathrooms sometimes, but that more a fault of the students rather than the school district. Despite all of that, there are some phenomenal teachers in all subjects who really have a firm grasp of what they are doing and there really at least one teacher that any kid can connect to.