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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Colonie Central High School is a highly rated, public school located in Albany, NY. It has 1,541 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.
About Colonie Central High School...
Address
1 Raider Blvd
Albany, NY 12205
Telephone
(518) 459-1220
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Colonie Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
96%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1200
253 responses
Average ACT
28
55 responses
AP Enrollment
18%

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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
$74,244
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,089
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
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 29 responses
Report
  • Football games and dances
    31%
  • The Pep Rally and the Winter Concert in school.
    28%
  • Homecoming and prom
    24%
  • Spirit Week
    7%
  • Homecoming
    3%
  • Pep rallies
    3%
  • Vacation
    3%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,541
Free or Reduced Lunch
21%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$89,756
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.3%
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.29 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.29 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.28 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
68%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
15%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses
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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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The teachers and staff were dedicated to the betterment of their students. Unfortunately administration and board members did not effectively use the budget and as a result the entire school had one functioning bathroom with one working sink. Had month expired filters in the water fountain, flaking asbestos in the technology/art wing, and failed to fix a faulty heating system after multiple complaints which resulted in a fire before school started. The education and college readiness this school has is from the highly motivated teachers and it's a shame that the building does not match.
I moved to the America about 3 years ago, I was a senior when I came to America, I restarted high school to get high school diploma . I am now a senior at Colonie Central high school and this school has changed me a lot. Where I got helps from teachers, others, where I found what I like and become in the future! I love the new environment, new challenges! I am proud of being a student in this great high school