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Overall Niche Grade
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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 1,590 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 98% of students are at least proficient in math and 98% in reading.
Address
8 School Rd
Guilderland Center, NY 12085
Telephone
(518) 861-8591

Guilderland High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
98%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1240
264 responses
Average ACT
28
104 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+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$76,955
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,128
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
68%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
55%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 95 responses
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  • Prom
    20%
  • Senior Ball
    18%
  • Garduation
    11%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • Sticker Day
    8%
  • Fall and Spring Play/Musical
    8%
  • Cultural Fair
    8%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,590
Free or Reduced Lunch
14%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$72,363
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.5%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.33 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.33 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.33 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
$17,837/ year
National
$12,239
74%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.35 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.35 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.35 responses
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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.
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Guilderland High School for better or for worse took part in forming the person I am today. Entering university is a whole other lightyear away from how high school was, but Guilderland helped me a lot in being prepared for university. The teachers I had were by far some of the best individuals I've encountered who taught me many lessons both in and out of the classroom. I was made to be a well-rounded person by participating in clubs, sports, music, volunteering and many events that shaped my perspective on many things. I'm very grateful for all who were part of my experience and the help I received because I have been doing well in university. It truly is a great school to go to.
I felt I had ample opportunities at Guilderland. They have a wide expanse of AP and college credit courses. I never had a completely horrible teacher, each unique in their positivities and teaching styles. We have great athletic teams and our arts and music departments were solid. I enjoyed my time. I think Guilderland takes the maintenance of their facilities seriously, and are always looking to modernize technologically and in both their infrastructure and programming. My only complaint is I would have liked a more inclusive school wide and structured help with college applications. I'm the oldest child in my family and my mom did a ton of research to help me with my decision in contrast to my teachers and counselors. High school is meant to be a huge stepping stone in college preparation and students who don't have as strong of a parent network as I did, probably had a good amount of difficulty with the overall process.