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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Albany City School District is a public school district located in Albany, NY. It has 8,868 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 28% in reading.
About Albany City School District...
Address
Academy Park
Albany, NY 12207
Telephone
(518) 475-6010

Albany City School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
28%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
57%
Average SAT
1160
143 responses
Average ACT
28
29 responses
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Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
8,868
Free or Reduced Lunch
54.1%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$80,511
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$222,502,000
Expenses Per Student
$26,385/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    2%

Albany City School District Reviews

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Being apart of Albany City School District since I was in kindergarten and living in Albany my whole entire life, I’ve gained tremendous experience with this school district. Starting young you get more than enough support for your academics and extracurricular activities. Coming into middle school the teachers really try their best to prepare you for high school but still try to keep in mind you are only in middle school. They don’t enforce too much pressure on you but just enough to get your mind prepared for the next chapter in your life. Coming into Albany High School was a hard transition for me personally because I came from a really small middle school with the people that I knew for years to a school with more than 2,600 students. Big classes are just a norm in ACSD, especially in high school since Albany High is the only public school in Albany. One thing I love about ACSD is the diversity. It’s a no place for hate environment. One thing I would change is the food.
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I'm still growing up in the city of Albany, NY. These ACSD has a very diverse student body as a whole. As a student, I feel like I've been prepared well by my hardworking teachers to perform well on exams. I've been motivated by my family, peers, and fellow staff members at Albany High School to strive for the best. Although it's a public school, people seem to refuse to credit Albany for its achievements. For instance, there are many successful student-athletes that are also my friends. There's a variety of clubs that students may wish to join, suiting to their needs and interests. However, everything has a downside to it. Since it is a public building, the facilities aren't the cleanest places. The bathrooms aren't appealing, the classrooms tend to be disorganized, and the hallways aren't big enough for students to get to class when non-motivated students block the way of others. Overall, the Albany City School District has proven to be an interesting experience for me.
There are many teachers who really care about the kids. They need more resources available to kids for academic technology equipment, more funds for experiential field trips, better funding for female athletes and a realistic budget for the arts and marching arts programs.