Niskayuna High School is a top rated, public school located in Schenectady, NY. It has 1,382 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 98% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.
Niskayuna High School Rankings
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.30 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.30 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.30 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses
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Niskayuna High School Reviews
Students at Niskayuna High School will pretend to hate their experience and spend hour after hour complaining about their life at this school. Most likely, it is because Niskayuna has a high reputation for excellence, and has many strict regulations to maintain this precedent. The teachers are all highly educated, the hallways are always quiet, every student is accounted for at all moments of the day, and students do not love this constant attention. We are a highly academically based school, and this breeds a very competitive environment. All these aspects aside, I am extremely privileged to attend this school. Among the student body, we bond through our suffering and become very close. I am definitely expanding my academic experience at this school and it has left me with many options for my future. While I can't wait to get out, I am very thankful for what it has given me.
I like niskayuna high school because of its diversity. Many high schools are great but there are some with too little diversity. People here are great too, no bullying mostly just irritating each other in a friendly way. Food at the cafeteria is expensive and also not the best. Sports are very good, especially coaches but nisky doesn't have the best teams. Education here is top notch and makes you get ready for the next level. Overall a fantastic school with great people.
Niskayuna High School was an amazing experience full of opportunity. However, being located in an area of mostly higher-middle class/upper-class families with low levels of diversity felt a bit overwhelming at times. There were times when I felt I did not fit in. However, my teachers were always there for advice and support and willing to help with anything. The academics are great and prepared me for college, I never had a hard time keeping up with my nursing school curriculum after graduation.