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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Syracuse City School District is a public school district located in Syracuse, NY. It has 20,706 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 22% in reading.
Address
725 Harrison St
Syracuse, NY 13210
Telephone
(315) 435-4161

Syracuse City School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
22%
Percent Proficient - Math
22%
Average Graduation Rate
64%
Average SAT
1050
339 responses
Average ACT
25
48 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
20,706
Free or Reduced Lunch
79.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$75,955
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$453,002,000
Expenses Per Student
$21,419/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    67%
  • Support Services
    29%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$34,716
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$769
National
$949
Median Home Value
$91,100
National
$184,700

Syracuse City School District Reviews

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What I love abouty the city school district is the diversity of students.The opportunity of free education with free meals, and free transportation.I think that the district does the best they can for us.But I DO not think students are heard. Its our school and it becomes our home.we like to feel comfortable in our home ,so we should have more say in what goes around us. What do we student council for if no one listen? Also I believe students should come together and redecorate and clean our schools. We want our schools to look presentable! Besides it's usually us students fault anyway.
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I like the diversity of both teachers and students. Programs such as E.P.I.C and Cultural Voices are 90% of the reason I'm graduating much less applying for college. I would change the food and add a program to donate the unused food that would normally be thrown away to the food pantry, I would allocate more resources to the public schools and hire more teachers to decrease class size, I would also change the policies on how to handle problem students to avoid excessive and unnecessary expulsion and suspension that lead to high drop out rates and increase the chances of those same students being affected negatively by the justice system. A decline in the number of school resource officers would also be a priority, though not at the expense of student safety.
I personally enjoyed my experience in the Syracuse City School District because it has helped me not only recognize the diversity but to embrace and accept it into my own culture. I learned so much from this school district that other students in suburban areas will never understand. The only problem with the district is that there isn't enough funding, so certain aspects of the school were not as updated as they should have been. While most students joke that the schools are "ghetto," I know that the real reason is because the school district doesn't have the money to make the improvements that are necessary, such as bathroom facilities and resources such as text books or computers. All in all, I had a very positive experience in the Syracuse City School District and would recommend the schools to anyone I knew, just because it helps to open the eyes of people who are secluded from and ignorant about diverse cultures in America.