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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
South Colonie Central School District is an above average, public school district located in Albany, NY. It has 4,789 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 63% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
63%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1190
291 responses
Average ACT
28
61 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,789
Free or Reduced Lunch
20.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$92,603
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$21,157/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    70%
  • Support Services
    28%
  • Other
    2%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$78,031
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,109
National
$949
Median Home Value
$233,800
National
$184,700

South Colonie Central School District Reviews

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South Colonie Central School District aims to provide a welcoming environment for all of its student body. Priding itself on inclusion, and representation Colonie features a host of clubs and activities including Best Buddies, Women's Empowerment and Global Diversity Club. Colonie boasts an excellent teaching staff that truly cares about the success of every student. The only downfall to this district is its poor facilities. With only one or two functioning bathrooms limited working sinks, and below-freezing temperatures in the basement classrooms Colonie's crumbling infrastructure makes a otherwise great school lose the five star rating.
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I started in the Colonie school district at 5, and throughout my 13 years going from elementary to high school my experience was surprisingly better than what I had heard from other schools. Bullying will exist and persist anywhere, but at Colonie it wasn't as prevalent as in other schools. It never felt cliquey, and most students understood the importance of being kind to others. Throughout the years, I only had one single teacher that I felt did not do their job the best to their ability. Teachers were always kind and respectful, as long as they received the same. I enjoyed my time in Saddlewood, Lishakill, and South Colonie Central High School and would not have changed where I attended school.
While attending South Colonie Central High School, I sometimes felt out of place due to it being a predominately white school. Being the only African American in the classroom made me feel uncomfortable at times. But as I continues to grow as a person and as a student, I realized that I had the same right as everyone else in that school to earn a good education.
Because of this, I wish South Colonie Central High School was more diverse with its students and provided information and support to those who feel out of place.