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Colonie Central High School

Public | 9-12 | 1755 students

 
 

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Posted August 23, 2013

The Business Review ranked this school 35 out of 85 in the 2013 capital district.It was the lowest ranking of any school in the suburban council of schools


Posted May 1, 2013

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Posted September 28, 2012

I went to colonie high school. Now my Daughter goes there. I thought the school was good. I really liked the teachers if u need help with anything they were there for u. The councerl are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2012

When I really needed help to get me through, Mr. Nicholson was there for me. Don't know where I would be without him pullin for me. This man really surprised me. He really cares, I can tell you that. Talk to him if you need help, he gets it done.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 21, 2011

Good school, offers good classes. Most teachers are very good, and the only downfalls of the school are those which affect any high school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 16, 2010

Colonie high school is full of ignorant close minded students as well as faculty and administrators. I find it to be an environment where all of my creativity and ideas are shut down by the arrogance of the people in the school. Its full of hate and the school itself is a mess. I feel that problems among the students are solved most times by physical measures and the teachers provide no example for the kids. I would choose any other school in the area to go to instead of Colonie.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 6, 2009

The teachers have been great as well as the education my children receive. I attended Colonie Central High School and now my children do. I like what I see and what my children get out of their school experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

All of my 7 seven children attended this school and want to support it. They are well adjusted and doing good so thanks to this school and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2008

Colonie is a great school. it offers a wide arrange of ap and honors classes. the teachers are all very friendly and respectful. And to add to it, i am neither a jock nor a minority and i am well known and respected by both the teachers and administrators. You can see that the comments on this page contradict each other, one claims that minority respect is horrible, the other claims that minorities get preferential treatment? how can that be. as for segregation in the cafeteria, o body is forcefully separating children in colonie, and as it happens i see a wide array of multiculturalism in this school. I highly recommend it to anybody.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 29, 2008

My daughter will be graduating from Colonie High next June. The experience for her has been really great with her peers, but oftentimes with some teachers, she has had a hard time. Some of the teachers act as if the student has no right to ask questions - forgetting that he/she is there for the students. It has gotten to the point where she doesn't like to ask questions of some of the teachers and would rather ask her peers or figure it out herself. Now don't get me wrong, there are some good teachers. Overall, my daughter is having some good experiences and is involved in a lot of extra activities. At this point, there is no other school in the area that I would want her to be in. I graduated from Colonie, my sisters, brother and my sons have also graduated from Colonie - it's a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2008

This is an ok school. I would have to say this would have to be my second choice for the school i would choose for my child. Many things happen inside the school that never get out.


Posted March 7, 2008

This school is known for it's technology program with many college classes. Yes! I do mean actual REAL college classes! I have a daughter who took 4 technology classes for college credit plus Psychology for college credit for a very low price and now she can graduate either a year or semester early from college. Thank you Colonie hs! I gave the school 4 stars because I do not agree with the foreign language requirement. I think students should be able to take technology, art, business or music classes if they are not interested in foreign language.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2007

I feel that this school is terrible. Teachers often will just write down the material but not actually teach it. Segregation is shown greatly in the cafeteria and everywhere. Basically the cheerleaders, jocks and minorities rule the school leaving people who aren't those out in the cold and with a major disadvantage. Going to Colonie high led to the worst years of my life.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 23, 2005

The academic program for this school is great. The teachers go one on one with the kids if they need help. You need a certain amount of credits to graduate the school so the students would have a head start in college and the real life. The grades are also very good. The availability of extra activities in this school is great. There is so many clubs and music and art programs. Some of the clubs are mock trial, key club, outing club, art club, and the most popular drama club.There is also jazz band, and a whole bunch of sports like cheerleading, football, baseball, soccer, hockey, etc. The parent involvment in this school is not all that great. The way parents have participated in the school stinks. Some of the parents that are involved are awesome. They help out alot with fundraisers and sports and the big play Zombie prom.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 17, 2005

Colonie not only is the BEST school in the Suburban Council, it is the most fun. I went to Colonie and still consider my high school years the best years of my life. The extra cirricular activities are great and the athletics is outstanding. Teachers care about their students and its obvious. I reccomned Colonie to anyone, especially anyone that wants to be a part of a close knit, good fun community.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 25, 2004

I would recommend this school to parents who have the time to stay avidly involved it the education system. It is not a good environment for African-Americans since the respect level of minorities is not the highest in the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2004

I currently attend South Colonie high school, and will be graduating this year The school is great, Most of the teachers are very nice and caring. They not only care about your performance in school but they care your life outside of school. I have not had very good experieces with the guidence counselors because a lot of times mine did not allow me to make my own choices. there are a few students that are 'stuck up' but besides that I love that school!
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

335 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
70%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

434 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
71%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
100%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

439 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

52 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

380 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

443 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

373 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

6 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

433 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
74%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

281 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

424 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Students67%
Female73%
Male60%
African American58%
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial78%
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant67%

Chemistry

All Students65%
Female64%
Male66%
African American45%
Asian/Pacific Islander78%
Hispanic50%
Multiracial81%
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities38%
General population67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant65%

Earth Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

English

All Students90%
Female93%
Male89%
African American88%
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanic80%
Multiracial100%
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities63%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%

Geometry

All Students84%
Female86%
Male82%
African American61%
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic79%
Multiracial90%
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities60%
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%

Global History and Geography

All Students89%
Female91%
Male85%
African American69%
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanic71%
Multiracial95%
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities71%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%

Integrated Algebra

All Students81%
Female89%
Male74%
African American58%
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanic71%
Multiracial73%
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities58%
General population88%
English language learners60%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%

Living Environment

All Students89%
Female90%
Male87%
African American81%
Asian/Pacific Islander87%
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities63%
General population92%
English language learners55%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%

Physics

All Students73%
Female75%
Male69%
African American63%
Asian/Pacific Islander74%
Hispanic73%
Multiracial67%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant73%

U.S. History and Government

All Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
African American90%
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanic92%
Multiracial100%
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities78%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 1 79% 48%
Black 2 8% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 6% 9%
Hispanic 1 5% 23%
Two or more races 2 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 21%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 216%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 35%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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Albany, NY 12205
Phone: (518) 459-1220

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