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Guilderland Central School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Guilderland Center, NY. It has 4,851 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 69% of students are at least proficient in math and 61% in reading.
About Guilderland Central School District...
Address
8 School Rd
Guilderland Center, NY 12085
Telephone
(518) 456-6200

Guilderland Central School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
61%
Percent Proficient - Math
69%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1250
270 responses
Average ACT
28
105 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,851
Free or Reduced Lunch
16.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$72,363
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$85,165,000
Expenses Per Student
$17,837/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    66%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    1%

Guilderland Central School District Reviews

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Most of the teachers are nice except for a few— but that’s expected. Our math and science department has only one or two standouts where you genuinely learn, the rest try and are very nice, but if math and science aren’t your thing, you’ll probably struggle. Our English department is similar, a few standouts, and others that aren’t. The art and music department are very strong, as well as lucrative. Strongest department is our history department. Every teacher is very good at their job, and teaches you a lot!

Guilderland’s facilities are dated. Many of us students joke that it looks like a prison from the outside. Most classrooms don’t even have a/c or heat it seems. It’s hard at the end of the year when you’re prepping for finals and regents and find that you can’t concentrate because your classroom is a sauna.
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Guilderland High School offered a wide variety of opportunities for varied learning styles. The sports and music programs are among the best in our region. New technology initiatives like issuing all students chrome books, keep our students on the cutting edge and current. Additional student supports like Sources of Strength (a peer led support program) and an "in building" therapy therapy dog allow students a safe place to seek counseling and assistance as needed throughout their day. Best Buddy programs and Unified Sports encourage inclusiveness. Advanced Placement classes and college courses, as well as a Career Exploration Internship Program and advanced Vocational Training present a well rounded learning environment.
We have had a great experience at Guilderland. The students are engaged and the faculty is responsive to the student's needs. We have children involved in sports and the theatre/Music programs which are both run well. I would like to see a better approach of how classes are chosen going from FMS to the high school. The middle school guidance counselors really don't know what the schedules or the options are at the HS and many of the students are just given the "mainstream choices" For example, my daughter wanted to take art and chorus but her guidance counselor at FMS said that she couldn't do both. I had to talk to the art administrator and the music administrator to find out that his was not in fact true. For my younger two, I talked directly to the High school guidance counselor who have much better knowledge of how the highschool schedule works.