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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Potsdam Senior High School is an above average, public school located in Potsdam, NY. It has 361 students in grades 4-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.

Potsdam Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1220
53 responses
Average ACT
26
22 responses
AP Enrollment
21%

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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$51,743
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$756
National
$949
Median Home Value
$103,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
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Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
361
Free or Reduced Lunch
29%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$61,303
Teachers in First/Second Year
4%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.5 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$27,286/ year
National
$12,239
33%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
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Overall, I have had a wonderful experience at Potsdam High School. Most of the teachers are respectful, push you to your greatest potential, and are passionate about what they do. PCS has a much wider variety of courses, sports, and clubs then many of the other schools in the North Country, but I believe that can (and will!) do more to keep improving the opportunities available to students.
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Potsdam Senior High School is a wonderful and safe environment to learn and connect with other people. It is a small school and it is easy to make friends. Excellent academics at the school, and the teachers are there to help. They have helped me tremendously.
Potsdam Senior High School provided me with a warm and loving atmosphere that made my high school experience fun and exciting. Starting high school I figured that I'd be lazy and have fun. My whole lazy idea went down the drain and was replaced by a willingness to work. The teachers here provided me with the proper tools to succeed and with these tools I was able to prepare for college. I was a member of the track and cross country teams which really expanded my athletic ability and gave me the proper discipline to help myself do better in school. The faculty is alright, but the guidance office contains some weird people. Other than that I haven't really had any other issues and I hope that incoming freshman enjoy the school and it's programs as much as I did.