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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.
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
131 responses
Average ACT
27
28 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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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.
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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.
Teachers are excellent, however administration is difficult to work with and uncooperative. They often ignore complaints from parents and teachers, and refuse to listen to students. The diversity is also a really strong positive, with 57 languages spoken just in the high school.