Niskayuna High School
- SCHENECTADY, NY
Niskayuna High School
- grade A+Overall Grade
- SCHENECTADY, NY
- Rating 3.76 out of 5 244 reviews
- Academicsgrade A
- Diversitygrade B+
- Teachersgrade A
- College Prepgrade A
- Clubs & Activitiesgrade B+
- Administrationgrade B
- Sportsgrade A minus
- Foodgrade B minus
- Resources & Facilitiesgrade B minus
Niskayuna High School is a top rated, public school located in SCHENECTADY, NY. It has 1,339 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 98% of students are at least proficient in math and 97% in reading.
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Living in the Area
- Cost of Livinggrade B minus
- Good for Familiesgrade A+
- Housinggrade A minus
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Culture & Safety
88%of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 26 responses
69%of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 26 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 74 responses
- Homecoming football game15%
- Activities Fair9%
- Senior Week9%
- We don't really have any9%
- Basketball Games8%
- Drama Club8%
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 30 responses
77%of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 30 responses
93%of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 30 responses
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
68%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
76%of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 34 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
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Expenses Per Student
$17,652 / year
92%of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 38 responses
55%of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 38 responses
84%of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 38 responses
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Niskayuna High School Reviews
Rating 3.76 out of 5 244 reviews
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My time at Niskayuna High School has been very memorable. Throughout my time here, I learned a lot about others, myself, and the way myself and others learn best. I have made unforgettable connections with students, staff, and coaches that I hope will last forever. I have learned and gained knowledge ranging from mandarin, spanish, and french, to chemistry, biology, and environmental. I have had the opportunity to take three languages, engage in honors and AP courses, as well as UALBANY and Schenectady County Community College courses through high school. I have had great opportunities academically and athletically. Being able to play multiple varsity sports, continue dancing, and take art classes has let me be fully who I am. There are great volunteer opportunities and internship programs at the high school. Also, there are a plethora of clubs people can join. I am a big part of the pep club, as well as the Spanish and key club. There are also great resources for all students.
I've loved my time in the music program at Niskayuna, all the staff are amazing and they truly care about their students and their successes. I've grown so much because of the music program here, and the Niskayuna Friends of Music raise so much money to allow us to do things (concerts, field trips, the musical, etc.). On the academic side of things, I've never really had any issues with any academic teachers, the only issue is some like to give a lot of homework (which is common in high school) but a lot of students here are involved in extracurriculars and don't have the time to do five hours of homework in one subject alone every night. The school counselors have been great about after graduation and preparing us for college/careers.
The education is fine but it is difficult attending as a black student. The teachers either ignore racial disparities or force it down your throat. I wouldn't say any racial issues lie among the students but instead the teachers. There is absolutely no representation for students of any minority group and the student body is predominantly white. It is easy to feel out of place or like you don't belong. Issues relating to gender and sexuality inclusiveness were brought up in recent years at my school and it is safe to say that administration did nothing to help. On a more positive note, the academics are very good. There is a wide range of AP and honor courses that students score very high in. Our athletic teams do very well and there is a number of different music groups to join. Our art department is very good with classes that specialize in ceramics, photography, and painting. My favorite part of school is the business courses. I have taken four myself, accounting being my favorite