Schalmont High School is an above average, public school located in Schenectady, NY. It has 620 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
Schalmont High School Rankings
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- A-27 Students
- C+26 Students
- B+20 Students
- C19 Students
- A-17 Students
- A+16 Students
- A+13 Students
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- A+12 Students
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.8 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
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.8 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 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.10 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
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Schalmont High School Reviews
My attendance at Schalmont High school has been at times very invigorating and , but at other times, very frustrating for a young adult going into the adult world. Everything you expect to be a good high school indeed defines Schalmont. However, various aspects create an environment that makes it difficult for students to prosper, such as the sports programs. Some of these extracurricular activities are extremely selective and have rigorous training hours in which the student's school work is not taken into account. Another complication and the most significant one seems to be the level of college information and readiness help that is not being distributed. Going into Junior and Senior year, I wished that I was more prepared and talked to about the complicated tasks I had to endure beforehand. Schalmont is a small public school that possesses acute pride, but it fails to direct students to the best path of success.
For a small public school in Upstate New York, Schalmont provides a great education and overall high school experience. However, due to its small size there are also many different opportunities not available to students that would be offered in a larger school. For example, there are only 3 AP classes offered, there is an average amount of activities/opportunities for involvement, and there is little diversity within the school.
The teachers here are amazing, too bad the students are terrible peers. Everyone is so white and there's a really big culture of xenophobia because everyone there is a carbon-copy of each other; there isn't any room for outside voices.