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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Shaker High School is a top rated, public school located in Latham, NY. It has 1,918 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 99% of students are at least proficient in math and 98% in reading.

Shaker High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
99%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1270
432 responses
Average ACT
30
105 responses
AP Enrollment
16%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$74,244
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,089
National
$949
Median Home Value
$226,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 50 responses
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  • Homecoming Pep Rally
    30%
  • Homecoming Dance
    14%
  • Prom
    14%
  • Senior Halloween Parade
    10%
  • Hallelujah Chorus at the Holiday Concert
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    8%
  • Pep rallies
    4%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,918
Free or Reduced Lunch
18%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,808
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.3%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.25 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.25 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.25 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$18,817/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.24 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.24 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.24 responses
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Shaker High School Reviews

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Shaker is the epitome of a rich kid school a fact I was just recently mulling over. Other students complain about the callous staff but in my experience the staff of Shaker are very nice! Over my four years I bonded with both my counselors and select teachers. The wide variety of classes available for student perusal touched upon many interests though I did find it disappointing that I was not allowed to take all the English classes I wanted and had to instead take a class I wasn't that interested in.
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I wouldn’t change a thing about my high school experience at Shaker High School because that is where I have met all my friends, where I have grown and where I feel comfortable. The teachers and staff are always there if you need them, and that has been helpful for my friends and me. The tech, art, business, FACS, music, and more departments, allow us to venture out in what we are interested in. The student body is also what makes Shaker great. We have the privilege of having an administration that cares about what we want and the student body makes sure that what ever event we want to partake in, becomes something we do partake in. For example, last year, we introduced TedTalksxShaker and it was such an amazing event. We also organized a walkout with the administration in order to participate in the nationwide walkouts for the Stoneman Douglas HS shooting. What I would change, is to make history electives available to students sooner during high school.
I think that shaker high school is a very challenging school it has challenged me to not only work hard and be a better student but a better person. Also, Shaker provides a lot of extra help if needed and there is a great staff that is always there to help their students. I feel like shaker has prepared me for college more than any High school could have. I really enjoyed my experience learning here!