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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Saranac Lake Central School District is an above average, public school district located in Saranac Lake, NY. It has 1,183 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. According to state test scores, 46% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.
Address
79 Canaras Ave
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Telephone
(518) 891-5460
Website

Saranac Lake Central School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
46%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1160
52 responses
Average ACT
29
19 responses

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,183
Free or Reduced Lunch
40.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,009
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$27,035,000
Expenses Per Student
$21,995/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    64%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    2%
Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$48,605
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$714
National
$949
Median Home Value
$163,100
National
$184,700

Saranac Lake Central School District Reviews

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I have been in SLCSD my entire life and couldn't be more thankful for it. From playing on the ginormous snow mountain in the middle of winter during elementary school, to going outside for Peace day pictures in middle school, to homecoming week in high school. This school always has a surprise waiting for you just around the corner, but it was the best years of my life and I'd give anything to do it all over again.
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There are plentiful dedicated faculty members, along with athletic coaches who put their hearts into the student's training.

The buildings in our district are under construction, so we are hoping for major improvements overall, along with technology upgrades
As a current student at SLCS, I must start by stating that this district, nor any of the encompassing schools, are perfect. But, for the most part, I have received an outstanding quality education while being surrounded by some of the most compassionate students and understanding faculty members. Of course, like all schools, you cannot expect perfection. Some members of the administration arguably create some unfair policies, and sports are a big part of school here, once you reach high school. I would mention that the school focuses a lot of time and resources into sports, and this may or may not be a positive for some. In my case, I am more of an academic, and prefer to spend my time outside of class participating in community service, the outstanding music program, and completing coursework for AP classes.

In conclusion, SLCS is a wonderful district with great people. I hope that many students and faculty will enjoy it as much as I do for the years to come.