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Troy High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1268 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted September 7, 2014

Troy High is an amazing school. They have many electives and you can graduate with over 30 college credits. They have a variety of sports and after school activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

I have been a student at Troy High School for the passed three years and it has been quite an experience. My teachers are always willing to help me in any way they can and made me the successful student I am now. One of the main reasons I like the school is because of it's diversity. They're are students of all kinds in attendance. I have one more year left before I graduate and I believe I will look back on high school as a wonderful 4 years of my life.


Posted January 30, 2014

I am an RPI student that has had experience, although limited, with Troy High as a volunteer tutor and from organizing some educational/college prep programs for students. From my limited time there it seemed apparent that the administrative staff do not believe in their students' potential. They identify, praise, and push the high performers but disparage the rest. When a classmate and I went to announce a College Application Essay Writing program to the seniors a few years ago, the students' counselor opened up with "These ladies are here to discuss a college app essay program for you all. For the few of you that are lucky enough to apply to college, you might want to listen. Don't forget, HVCC (the community college), will be here next week and offer automatic acceptance. But still, please, listen attentively." And then went to praise one of his "star" students, much to the chagrin and embarrassment of that student. I think that the parents that have the time need to get more involved and demand more from the institution. I also believe the school needs to open more pathways that take advantage of the hundreds of RPI students qualified and eager to offer academic support.


Posted June 24, 2013

I just graduated and I would like to say Troy High School cares about us students! The teachers and staff make you feel more connected like you're basically home. One advice I could give is always try your best and never leave work until the end! Best of luck


Posted October 12, 2009

Troy High School has amazing teachers who dedicate their lives to the students and get to know them personally. They have helped thousands of students achieve their dreams.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2009

I am a recent graduate from Troy High School... Although there was 'violence' while I went to school there, I never felt threatened or endangered. It goes like this, if you're going to start trouble with someone, you'll be in trouble. I learned who I could and could not voice my opinion around. Now, I go to a private, Catholic four-year college in a city, and many of my peers don't know this and wind up in trouble because they don't realize you can't trust everyone. I was a high honor roll student, and I feel like every opportunity I needed was offered to me at Troy High. Other local schools don't offer half as many college in the high school and AP credits that Troy High does. As for the bullying, you will find that anywhere... it's 2009.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 8, 2009

Great School!!! Music and athletic programs are the best around....Reputation is bad but school is fun and a great learning environment
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 27, 2009

i am a parent of a student that goes to troy high. THS is a wonderful place for your child to go. the education turned out to be excellent and i must admit that i was a bit nervous at first because i admit that ive heard rumors that it wasnt very good. but im so happy with the education and my daughter's self esteem had really been building and she has many news friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

Troy high is an excellent school. Every school is the same , its how you make and act of it. If you have a good head on your shoulders you can go to anyschool. The monitors , principles , and teachers do a wonderful job and make our school very safe. you would be lucky to go to such a wonderfull school like troy high. - sophmore class of 11
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 16, 2008

i am a troy high graduate, class of 2004.. I dont think there is anything wrong woth the way the teachers are. i believe the school is what the student makes of it. I miss troy high.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 11, 2008

My 2 childern have repeatedly voiced cocern about this schools teachers being less than attentive to their academic needs. My daughters math teacher in the 10th grade level seems to dislike her and even goes as far as to 'walk right by her ' when handing out class assignments... Signed, concerned parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2007

This school is great. Despite all the rumors about the school I think the kids get a very good education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2006

This school has a myriad of problems. A lack of discipline, monitors and teachers who frankly don't care, inadequate preparation for college, etc. The leadership is lacking in this school, the organizational culture needs to change, and students need to be given the tools to move ahead, beyond the gates of Troy.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 8, 2006

My child loves the teachers at Troy High School. We appreciate the advanced placement courses and the many elective offerings. The athletic director and coaches are fantastic. We are not a wealthy district so we struggle with many typical issues but the parents and staff demonstrate tremendous commitment to making the school a great place to learn. The extra effort is not lost on the students, it teaches them to be involved in their communities. Major interior renovation is happening this summer. There are enhacement programs for all types of students. If families do not take advantage of all the educational and social resources at Troy High they are missing out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2006

Before I was transfered to JMHS, I came here. I really didn't want to leave because it was a great school, & I liked every one of my teachers. This is a great school to send your child to.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 27, 2005

Troy High is a great school. They have wonderful athletes and have rich histroy in sports. The education level is also very good. Kids go to well known colleges every year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2005

While THS has its share of issues I am proud to send my son there. He is an excellent student who takes advantage of all Troy High has to offer. The music program can not be out done by any other area school and the teachers care about the students. If you have a child who is a solid student and has a good moral foundation they will flourish at Troy High School. The school board and administration have seen great progress in the past couple of years and are working hard to promote respect and discipline amoung the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2005

Troy High is not a good school. Although it does offer an excellent amount of classes, the school is dirty, overcrowded, run down, and with rude students prone to bullying.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2005

Although I found the curriculum at Troy High School to be competitive with private schools the occurences of violence and lack of discipline and respect of the students is frightening. I feel that it is unfortunate for children to be subjected to the bad behaviors of others with the frequency at this school and further feel discouraged for my own child and other children who may not have the opportunity to seek education in alternate settings.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
88%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
65%
Earth Science

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

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
72%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

350 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
80%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

19 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
72%
Global History and Geography

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

363 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
74%
Integrated Algebra

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

359 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
70%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

27 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%
Living Environment

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

344 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
71%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
42%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

81 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%
U.S. History and Government

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

319 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
80%
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 Students84%
Female87%
Male78%
African American77%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%

Chemistry

All Students66%
Female66%
Male66%
African American48%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant66%

Earth Science

All Students58%
Female59%
Male57%
African American46%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant58%

English

All Students79%
Female82%
Male76%
African American75%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities63%
General population82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%

Geometry

All Students81%
Female80%
Male83%
African American77%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%

Global History and Geography

All Students73%
Female77%
Male69%
African American69%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities63%
General population75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%

Integrated Algebra

All Students69%
Female73%
Male63%
African American69%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities57%
General population70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%

Living Environment

All Students60%
Female64%
Male57%
African American49%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities40%
General population64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%

Physics

All Students55%
Female60%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Not migrant55%

U.S. History and Government

All Students85%
Female85%
Male84%
African American80%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities72%
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
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 52% 48%
Black 2 35% 19%
Hispanic 1 11% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 21%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 255%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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 23%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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1950 Burdett Ave
Troy, NY 12180
Phone: (518) 328-5401

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