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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
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Colonie Central High School is a highly rated, public school located in Albany, NY. It has 1,530 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 96% of students are at least proficient in math and 98% in reading.

Colonie Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
96%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1190
284 responses
Average ACT
28
59 responses
AP Enrollment
18%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$78,031
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,109
National
$949
Median Home Value
$233,800
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
77%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 40 responses
Report
  • Football games and dances
    28%
  • The Pep Rally and the Winter Concert in school.
    23%
  • Homecoming and prom
    20%
  • Spirit Week
    10%
  • Pep rallies
    8%
  • Vacation
    8%
  • Homecoming
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,530
Free or Reduced Lunch
34%
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
73%
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
$89,756
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.3%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.31 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.31 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.30 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
$19,326/ year
National
$12,239
69%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.36 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.36 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.36 responses
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Colonie Central High School Reviews

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I am a junior at Colonie Central High School and so far in my experience, I have has a few amazing teachers and a few horrible teachers. Even when you try to tell someone about the teachers they do not listen and blow you off. Test scrores are so low for some teachers and they do not care. The facilities are always unkept in the way that some doors don’t lock or some will be out of order for weeks. The after school activites such as clubs are very diverse and growing each year! There is a club for everyone! The guidance office shows you some websites for college but my teacher Mr. Littell showed us a much more useful one to prepare you for each school and shows you what school would be your best fit.
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Colonie Central High School, while small, is very inclusive of every student. The teachers are proud to be teaching at this school and they genuinely care for each and every one of their students. Each student has a personalized experience at Colonie and they receive one on one attention and guidance. Colonie offers a wide variety of clubs and sports for ever student. Guidance counselors are proactive in assisting every junior and senior in the college process. Colonie is extremely safe and the administration is very well prepared in case of emergency. In addition, Colonie has one of the best music programs in the district.
The school is kind of gross. Most of the girl's bathrooms are extremely gross and dysfunctional. The sinks do not work, the toilets don't flush and the tampon/pad dispensers are always empty. There is also, ALWAYS a line and teachers have a tendency of not letting girls go because "they take too long." Most of the teachers are nice and teach well. However, there are a few that have no idea what they are doing and their students learn nothing. In addition to that, the school is not very good a regulating its temperature in the winter, the classrooms are either freezing with barley any heat available to them, or they are scorching hot. Overall, this school is NOT very pleasant to attend.