The School and Community
Niskayuna is suburban community with an approximate population of 21,000 residents. It is conveniently located in the Albany, Schenectady, Troy metropolitan area. The community has long provided strong and consistent support to an effective and forward-looking educational program. The district takes in students from towns of Niskayuna and Rexford and parts of Glenville and Colonie.
Niskayuna High School is considered to be a focal point of the community. We are a comprehensive high school with a student population of 1,430 students in grades 9-12. Thirteen departments offer a rich variety of programs designed to meet the needs of a talented student population. Offerings include 48 honors and 20 AP classes, options for interdisciplinary student, and a broad range of electives, including nanoscale science and Machurian Chinese. Classes are offered in five 78-minute blocks on alternate days.
Niskayuna High School has been recognized as one of the top high schools in New York's Capital Region by several publications. In 2012, Niskayuna was the highest ranked high school in the area in U.S. News and World Report. Upon heading into the 21st Century, Niskayuna was named one of the top ten high schools in the country by The Wall Street Journal based upon achievement data, standardized test scores, and SAT results. The Niskayuna Central School District annually ranks in the top three districts in the Capital Region in the Albany Business Review's "School Report," and has been ranked No. 1 three times in the last decade.
There are over 125 faculty members at Niskayuna High School, with 99% of whom hold advanced degrees, including 5 doctoral degrees. In addition, 13 members of our teaching faculty are distinguished as Nationally Board Certified Teachers.Click here for a listing of our staff honors and recognitions.
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John W. Rickert