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D+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    D-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Poughkeepsie City School District is a public school district located in Poughkeepsie, NY. It has 4,416 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 22% of students are at least proficient in math and 26% in reading.
Address
11 College Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Telephone
(845) 451-4950
Website

Poughkeepsie City School District Rankings

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  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

Middle Schools in Poughkeepsie City School District

High Schools in Poughkeepsie City School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
26%
Percent Proficient - Math
22%
Average Graduation Rate
60%
Average SAT
1060
102 responses
Average ACT

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,416
Free or Reduced Lunch
76.7%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$91,704
Teachers in First/Second Year
18%

Finances

Total Expenses
$100,731,000
Expenses Per Student
$22,516/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    72%
  • Support Services
    25%
  • Other
    3%
Living in the Area
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    C-
  3. Housing
    D-
Median Household Income
$40,840
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,095
National
$949
Median Home Value
$190,400
National
$184,700

Poughkeepsie City School District Reviews

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I've been a student in the Poughkeepsie city school district ever since I was in kindergarten. Overall I have nothing bad to say about the district or the administration. From my point of view the district does a great job at providing the students with wonderful opportunities to help the students in Poughkeepsie succeed. In the district it is a matter of whether the students use those opportunities to the best of their advantage or not, and there are a good handful of students in the district who do an amazing job at staying informed about all the good opportunities.
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Very diverse,compassionate, and committed to the success of every student. Changes only needed are facility upgrades. More Parents supporting efforts of Teachers and Administration
For me, attending Poughkeepsie High School was very challenging. There are teachers that care about the students but they don't know how to successfully connect with them. Poughkeepsie is very aggressive, not only within peers but in the administration and staff. It doesn't feel as if they're on the same side as the students and that there causes unwanted conflicts. There are a lot of situations in which a students behavior improving but the authority there is just as negative. Instead of providing the proper mentoring, they establish repetitive punishment. Suspension, that some students do not deserve, that provides no school work on this suspended leave from school. Poughkeepsie High School graduation rate falls in the high 50's almost every year I can remember and that has to solely change on the education and educators.