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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Guilderland High School is a highly rated, public school located in Guilderland Center, NY. It has 1,524 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 98% of students are at least proficient in math and 98% in reading.

Guilderland High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
98%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1260
380 responses
Average ACT
29
134 responses
AP Enrollment
20%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$81,835
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,168
National
$949
Median Home Value
$251,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
59%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.27 responses
Poll
48%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 109 responses
  • Prom
    20%
  • Senior Ball
    18%
  • Garduation
    12%
  • Fall and Spring Play/Musical
    9%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • Cultural Fair
    8%
  • Sticker Day
    7%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,524
Free or Reduced Lunch
17%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.32 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.33 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.33 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$71,030
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.5%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.38 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.38 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$20,147/ year
National
$12,239
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.40 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.40 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.40 responses
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One thing that I like about Guilderland High School is how passionate the teachers are there. For example, my English teacher Mrs. Wein is so far the best English teacher that I've had as a student in the Guilderland Central School District. Mrs. Wein is making me enjoy English more than I already do. The way she presents her lessons, teaches, etc. She makes this honor class feel normal but while it is being an honors class. One thing that I would change about Guilderland Highschool is to have more classes for the study of psychology. This school only has one class for psychology and you have to be a junior to take it. I would like more classes for psychology because this is what I'd like to major psychology in college so I'd like to have more classes about it at the highschool I'm attending. Overall, this is one thing I'd like to change about Guilderland High School.
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Guilderland High School is a public high school located in Guilderland Center, New York. I currently attend GHS as a junior and would like to describe the pros and cons of GHS. The school is very diverse. There are students that have Asian heritage, Hispanic Heritage, and more. Every year, GHS throws a cultural fair, where there are numerous stands set up in the gymnasium. Each stand represents a different culture and offer snacks and trinkets for students to interact with. Academically, GHS offers AP and honors classes for students that excel in regular classes. GHS also has a plethora of different electives for students. When it comes to teachers, it's honestly a mixed bag. Throughout my years of attending this school, I've had excellent teachers, mediocre teachers, and teachers that made me want to slam my head into the ground. One aspect of GHS that I believe could be improved upon, is the food and infrastructure. Overall, I believe that GHS is an adequate school with few flaws.
Guilderland high school or GHS is a very wholesome experience for high schoolers. However, there are some faults that could be fixed. The biggest problem with GHS is that there are no weighted grades which means regents students, honors students, and AP/College students get graded on the same scale, which is unfair. Also, for some reason it isn’t’t mandatory for the GHS news to be shown to all students by our teachers during homeroom, so many students miss out on important information daily. Regardless, my school does have a lot of school spirit (I even have my own GHS sneakers) and school events really bring everyone close together. Hence why I rate GHS a 3/5.