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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  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 1,941 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 99% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.
Address
445 Watervliet-shaker Rd
Latham, NY 12110
Telephone
(518) 785-5511

Shaker High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
99%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1250
321 responses
Average ACT
29
84 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
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$72,135
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,045
National
$949
Median Home Value
$221,100
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.
Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 34 responses
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  • Homecoming Pep Rally
    35%
  • Prom
    18%
  • Homecoming Dance
    15%
  • Hallelujah Chorus at the Holiday Concert
    12%
  • Badminton Tournament
    6%
  • Senior Halloween Parade
    6%
  • Dodgeball Tournament
    3%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,941
Free or Reduced Lunch
15%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$81,122
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.3%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 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
National
$12,239
76%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.21 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.21 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.21 responses
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I felt the school offered a broad array of academics and the student culture was great - there was a great amount of school spirit and crossover between upper and lower classes. Sports were a large part of the school community with many opportunities for all to participate. The number of clubs was amazing - some with large numbers and some with just a few. But everyone felt represented in the club they were participating. The food could have been a little better, but overall there was a nice variety. Teachers and Administrators seemed to care, however, there were times where we felt as though we were being monitored too closely - especially for juniors and seniors who needed some additional freedom. I felt that I was prepared for college and enjoyed my high school career.
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I really enjoyed my time at this school! There were a lot of activities to do, and they were often-times so helpful if I was falling behind! I loved the fact that there was always an adviser ready, willing, and able to help if you needed it. I was a business major, and I really did well in it, because the staff was always available to get you through the school year.
It's a pretty good school in general, but nothing really stands out to me that much. You have the typical smart kids, the popular kids, and the druggie kids. Most of the teachers are nice, a select few are questionably bad at teaching but it's not too big of a deal. The AP teachers are Shaker are amazing and people score very well compared to the average. The students are ok. We've had a couple of bomb threats but they aren't that serious- it was usually some dumb joke. It has a nice selection of clubs, however, some clubs are as well run as others. Lots of school spirit and pretty sport oriented.