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Schalmont High School

Public | 9-12 | 631 students

 
 

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3 stars


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3 reviews of this school


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Posted March 2, 2010

the school is very competitive in the negative sense. students are overlooked for their achievements and favoritism runs rampant in the system
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Posted December 24, 2007

i do agree that the school is a bit old fashioned, but as an alumnus of the school i have to say that going to that school has made me a much better person. all of the teachers are extremely nice and they all care about their students and treat them like they are their kids. also, the music program, of which i was personally in is exceptional and one of the best i have ever been in. now i have to agree that the school is a bit old fashioned (the building is 50 years old) and a lot of the more technological things are not as far along as other schools, but it is still an amazing school that i would reccomend highly.


Posted September 9, 2003

This school is too old fashioned! It needs to become more open minded and modern, to fit societies needs. It needs to offer more electives and have more after school days besides Tuesday & Thursday.


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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 64% in 2012.

105 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
74%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 78% in 2012.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
76%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 73% in 2012.

168 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
80%
English

The state average for English was 82% in 2012.

172 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

12 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2012.

120 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2012.

189 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 72% in 2012.

139 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 78% in 2012.

136 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 79% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
90%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

81 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 79% in 2012.

186 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
78%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 Students66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Chemistry

All Students93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Earth Science

All Students79%
Students with disabilities62%
General population82%

English

All Students97%
Students with disabilities88%
General population98%

Geometry

All Students84%
Students with disabilities50%
General population85%

Global History and Geography

All Students81%
Students with disabilities48%
General population87%

Integrated Algebra

All Students88%
Students with disabilities76%
General population90%

Living Environment

All Students96%
Students with disabilities91%
General population97%

Physics

All Students73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students88%
Students with disabilities66%
General population92%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 48%
Black 3% 19%
Asian 2% 9%
Hispanic 2% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 0%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 15%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 2%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 25%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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Schenectady, NY 12306
Phone: (518) 355-6110

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