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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Tech Valley High School is an above average, public, alternative school located in Albany, NY. It has 103 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 48 to 1.

Tech Valley High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
Percent Proficient - Math
Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1230
21 responses
Average ACT
26
7 responses
AP Enrollment
23%

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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$43,790
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$924
National
$949
Median Home Value
$171,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
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Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
103
Free or Reduced Lunch
41%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
48:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.3%
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
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Tech Valley High School Reviews

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Tech Valley High School is a new, and challenging place to learn. The teaching strategies are very different from traditional schools, enhancing students' collaboration, communication skills, and prepares each student for working in a professional workplace. Student-teacher relationships are very close and personal, creating a safe and comfortable environment. Students at Tech Valley have many more opportunities than students at traditional high schools. They are required to participate in a school-wide project called I-term. I-term is designed to help students decide where they want to orientate their future adult lives. Underclassmen choose a field of work they are interested in and do research and interview people in that field. Field trips to different workplaces and posters based on their research are required. Upperclassmen have a two-week break from school in which they attend internships at different workplaces. Overall, Tech Valley High school is a stupendous high school.
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Attending Tech Valley was the best decision I ever made. The school is very small which allows you to not only get to know all of your classmates and the students in the other grades. Additionally, all the teachers know everyone and really care about how you are doing and want to see you succeed. The project based learning curriculum makes students more then ready for college. By the time you start college you will have learned how to be self-directed and plan out your busy college schedule and be responsible. These skills are not just helpful for college but for life.
Tech Valley High School is based on project based learning, which is really good and helpful for students like me who are hands on learners. Our projects would often relate our topics learned to the real world so we could directly see how to implement our knowledge. We would also take many field trips out into the community to see how our work is affecting others. Our projects are often not completely boring like most school projects. For example we got our DNA tested and mapped the routes of our Ancestors for global, presented 3D lego periodic tables to 6th graders for chemistry and got to design a badge for a local firehouse for art! On the downside Tech Valley has a lot more homework compared to other high schools. Also Tech Valley does not have sports teams so it is hard to play high school sports unless it is a community team.