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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
    A+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Fayetteville-Manlius Senior High School is a top rated, public school located in Manlius, NY. It has 1,435 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 99% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.

Fayetteville-Manlius Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
99%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1290
275 responses
Average ACT
30
102 responses
AP Enrollment
32%
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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
$80,068
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$949
National
$949
Median Home Value
$187,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 29 responses
Report
  • Dance Marathon
    31%
  • School musica
    24%
  • Homecoming
    14%
  • The black history month cultural assembly
    14%
  • Pep Rally
    10%
  • Community Day
    3%
  • Spirit Week
    3%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,435
Free or Reduced Lunch
13%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$72,318
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.6%
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$19,686/ year
National
$12,239
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.18 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.18 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.18 responses
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Fayetteville-Manlius Senior High School Reviews

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The environment is super stressful and it feels like everyone struggles with mental health. Although there were some great teachers the workload is crazy especially if you want to do anything other than school with your time. If you want to do extracurriculars you are going to be swamped. Students don’t choose lunch because they want to do an elective instead which makes sense but then adds to the stress. I had to leave because of the stressful environment and I didn’t feel like I could learn well or in a safe and healthy way in this system. Also the positivity project is mostly a joke because they rarely do anything. Only day they did something was for a documentary on our school! That’s crazy and deceptive! They are trying to deal with the fact that the student body is depressed by not addressing the issue.
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I believe that Fayetteville Manlius is one of the best schools in the country. Not only are their academics amazing and sports teams constantly winning awards, all the staff are consistently friendly and supportive of students. They are always willing to help the students if there's a problem which creates such a safe environment to learn and prosper. Overall, I wouldn't have ever wished for a better high school experience than I had at Fayetteville Manlius Senior High School and after everything the staff have taught me about life and the future, I have no worries about moving on to college and starting new because that's how much I feel they've prepared me.
While FM High School seems like a good school on the surface, it has several issues underneath. It has an incredibly competitive atmosphere, where if you're not in honors classes, you're considered a failure. Also, they don't care about you unless you're either a genius or on a sports team. We have an unreasonably high amount of homework, which has a negative impact on students' health. Next, the majority of students don't have a lunch. They give us a "choice" of either a lunch or a class that we are actually interested in. Finally, as others have said, there is a lack of diversity at the school, but it also goes much deeper than that. There is a hidden racism issue. Students of color are discriminated against in sports, and also bullied by their caucasian peers. The administration ignores that this is happening, and sometimes even makes it worse.