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Cohoes High School

Public | 9-12 | 606 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted February 28, 2013

I loved this school, I wish I could go back. Most of the students were respectful. Of course you will have that few who disrupt class, but very limited here. Teachers will take their time with you if needed. Everyone I knew loved it at Cohoes High School.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 31, 2010

Cohoes School district has been wonderful for both of my daughters. The principals, teachers and staff are all very approachable with even the most minor concerns a parent may have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2010

I have loved having my daughter go to this school. Cohoes gets a bum rap but it has excellent schools!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Excellent teachers and staff...top notch music program, Marching Band best in the area
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2006

I thought that Cohoes High (as well as the entire school district) prepared me very well for NYU. I'm extremely happy with my education and wouldn't of changed a thing, the environment is friendly and fantastic. Teachers are fabulous and people should definitely check out the Science Research department, it is great!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 28, 2005

I graduated from CHS well prepared for RPI. The math teacher was one of the best in the state. Other teachers were very good to outstanding. Principal ran a tight ship, but was very accessible. Academic programs were excellent for a school of that size - other schools do better but they have a larger population and can support it better. Outstanding sports program. Again, for a relatively small school, extracurricular activities were plentiful and well-run. I was in the chorus, newspaper and yearbook. Parent involvement is probably the same as for any other high school - keep in mind that high schoolers may not want their parents involved! Active PTA. I recommend CHS highly. They are a small school in a small town with a limited budget, but they do well with what they have.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 30, 2004

I would rank the staff and teachers found at Cohoes High among the best. The teachers provide great insight on their particular subject and give untold amounts of support in the way of extra help so that the students understand the material fully. The staff works together to maximize the benefits for the students and make the school a pleasent place to learn.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 9, 2003

I think there is a lack of safety and discipline. I feel the principal should do more much more than is being done. The school is lacking a lot and much is needed to help the kids. Plus there [are] no busses which I think would help in safety. We pay a lot of taxes but still no busses.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
65%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
71%
Earth Science

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

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
49%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

17 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
90%
Global History and Geography

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

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
71%
Integrated Algebra

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

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

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

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
87%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
67%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

52 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%
U.S. History and Government

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

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%
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 Students75%
Female68%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant75%

Chemistry

All Students45%
Female37%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%
Non-migrant45%

Earth Science

All Students55%
Female53%
Male58%
African American25%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%

English

All Students69%
Female73%
Male65%
African American60%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities31%
General population74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%

Geometry

All Students74%
Female76%
Male70%
African American55%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%

Global History and Geography

All Students58%
Female54%
Male64%
African American48%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities16%
General population66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%

Integrated Algebra

All Students62%
Female69%
Male55%
African American42%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities19%
General population72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%

Living Environment

All Students84%
Female83%
Male84%
African American84%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities44%
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%

Physics

All Students75%
Femalen/a
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant75%

U.S. History and Government

All Students81%
Female81%
Male83%
African American78%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities46%
General population87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
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 2 83% 48%
Black 1 9% 19%
Hispanic 2 4% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 2% 9%
Two or more races 1 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 11%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 252%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 4%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 13%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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Cohoes, NY 12047
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