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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Niskayuna Central School District is a top rated, public school district located in Schenectady, NY. It has 4,285 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 70% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.

Niskayuna Central School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
64%
Percent Proficient - Math
70%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1290
347 responses
Average ACT
30
105 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,285
Free or Reduced Lunch
11.4%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$78,421
Teachers in First/Second Year
3%

Finances

Total Expenses
$70,244,000
Expenses Per Student
$16,952/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    65%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    2%
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Median Household Income
$109,685
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,155
National
$949
Median Home Value
$270,500
National
$184,700

Niskayuna Central School District Reviews

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The school has a really wide arrange of classes and lots of different extracurricular activities so you're sure to find something that fits your interest. Some of the guidance counselors are more helpful than others, the same as the teachers. But overall they are all competent at teaching so not many complaints there. The student body tends to be a bit cliquey and the ideology tends to be homogenous throughout it.
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Niskayuna was a nice school to grow up going to. The teachers were nice, academics were great, sports were accessible and good. When you get a bit older (sophomore-senior in high school) the academics can become very rigorous and at times made me very stressed. Overall Niskayuna has its flaws just as any other schools, but is a very nice district.
Excellent school district!!! For upstate New York, it is incredible the education this district offers at half the cost of a district downstate. Teachers are outstanding and go above and beyond for students. Excellent music dept, language dept, sports (boys swim team was #1 in state 2019)
Kids graduate extremely prepared for college and alternate career paths.