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B
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
    B+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Saranac Lake Senior High School is an above average, public school located in Saranac Lake, NY. It has 395 students in grades 9-12 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.
About Saranac Lake Senior High School...
Address
79 Canaras Ave
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Telephone
(518) 891-4450
Website

Saranac Lake Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1160
48 responses
Average ACT
29
17 responses
AP Enrollment
21%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$48,605
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$714
National
$949
Median Home Value
$163,100
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.
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  • Homecoming
    60%
  • Concerts
    20%
  • Prom
    20%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
395
Free or Reduced Lunch
34%
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,009
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
38%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$21,995/ year
National
$12,239
63%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
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Saranac Lake Senior High School Reviews

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The strongest things about SLHS are its teachers and music dept. Almost every teacher offers their time to help students, and are incredibly accommodating in special circumstances. Most of the teachers are on the young side (a good thing). In fact, all of the "bad" teachers I had at SLHS left their teaching positions or retired and were replaced by young teachers. There aren't many AP options, but I took as many APs/CCs as I could. The negative thing about this high school is how athletes are glorified. The athletic director picks sports over every other event (ex. there's a school concert but also a sporting event, you have to go to the event unless you want to sit out later for missing it-- if you miss the concert, your grade might rightfully drop in the class and you'll skip an event that was more important to you). If you look at SLHS's social media accounts, +-3/4 of the posts have something to do with a sporting event. This speaks of the school culture.
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SLHS has some amazing teachers and the administration generally actually cares BUT the students and whole community is very judging and close-minded. Everyone has known each other since birth and shun new students. The administration and teachers can also be very ignorant about disability accommodations. Honestly I hated transferring into this school and it is not a fond memory.
Saranac Lake Senior High School was a great place to get a high school education. With a large diversity of challenging classes, organizations & clubs, and an AMAZING music department, there's nowhere else I would rather have gone.