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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Guilderland High School is a highly rated, public school located in Guilderland Center, NY. It has 1,550 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 97% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.

Guilderland High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
97%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1250
336 responses
Average ACT
28
120 responses
AP Enrollment
20%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$78,194
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,145
National
$949
Median Home Value
$251,500
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
65%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
Poll
52%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 99 responses
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  • Prom
    20%
  • Senior Ball
    18%
  • Garduation
    11%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • Fall and Spring Play/Musical
    9%
  • Cultural Fair
    8%
  • Sticker Day
    8%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,550
Free or Reduced Lunch
16%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.28 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$71,369
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.5%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 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
$18,140/ year
National
$12,239
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.36 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.36 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.36 responses
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I have been in Guilderland from kindergarten to entering my senior year this fall. It is a great school where any student could find a group or community that they enjoy being a part of. It has a very diverse student body and teacher population. There are many groups that are safe spaces, and teachers that try to make their classrooms safe spaces very successfully. The music and theater programs are extremely high quality with very supportive and helpful staff. They always have something helpful to teach their students. The guidance counselors are very good at helping students with college readiness, advice, and helping students find the schedule that works best for them with classes. The teachers always work to help students understand the material and the way they run their classes is very fair. The higher level courses that are for college or AP credit it are very well taught. I've loved my time at GHS and can't believe it's really about to be my last year.
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I have grown up in the Guilderland School District for all of my life. The teachers are great and the education you receive is very good as well. It is a school located in a pretty affluent, higher-middle class area. With this location, the school becomes pretty materialistic. Many times you gain popularity with certain status symbols and brands or if you look a certain way. Being an African-American girl, something I would like to see change in Guilderland High School is the diversity. Many times I find myself being the only person of color in my classes and growing up it affected my majorly. I didn't see people of my complexion and it impacted my self esteem when I was younger. The diversity and materialistic nature is the biggest thing to work on. If you find the group of people that you feel comfortable with and know you are accepted, then the school experience is great.
The teachers at Guilderland High School are all very qualified at everything they do! A wide variety of teaching styles helps to keep students engaged; whether it's history teachers who use fun facts about historical figures and key events to make class interesting, or science teachers who incorporate labs that are applicable to real life, in order to make concepts click, all teachers go above and beyond to help students be successful. Additionally, teaching styles such as joining History and English classes, and joining math with businesses classes helps make class interesting. The use of new technology such as chrome books, teacher websites, and remind messages help to improve communication between students and teachers. Overall, teachers are both approachable and kind, they value their students success and help to improve school everyday. Teaching styles are eclectic and often include technology in order to keep students engaged and interested in learning both inside and outside of the classroom.