Fast Facts

Fast Facts About the Schenectady City School District

The graduation rate of students who remain in the district from elementary through high school is 96%.

Schenectady High School graduates continue their educations at some of the most prestigious colleges and universities.  Graduates currently attend more than 100 colleges and universities throughout the world.

Schenectady offers more than 30 University in the High School Courses.

Schenectady High School is one of just 94 IB Schools in New York State.  The International Baccalaureate Program is a rigorous pre-university course of study that aims to develop internationally minded people who help create a better world as reflective, balanced, knowledgeable learners.  The programs develops inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are motivated to succeed.

Schenectady has more National Board Certified Teachers than any other district in the state, with the exception of all of New York City.  National Board Certification is considered the gold standards in education. 

Schenectady offers an award-winning fine arts program.   All students in grades Pre-K through grade eight participate in instruction art and music classes taught by certified teachers.

The Sayles School of Fine Arts, which is housed within a 42,000 square foot wing at Schenectady High School, offers courses in art, music, theatre and dance.  It includes a black box theatre, dance studio, video production studio, media arts lab, piano lab, music studio art studio and the Miriam Butzel Gallery.

Our extremely diverse district includes approximately 10,000 students who speak 30 different languages.

Our district offers hundreds of courses, electives, and curriculum options designed to meet the needs and demands of a diverse student population.

We believe all students can learn and encourage a growth mindset in which students believe that they can do anything they are passionate about if they are willing to put in the effort.

Every student's path to graduation will include excellent teachers, principals and other caring adults who will help them meet academic expectations, plan for their futures and feel connected to school.

Our district is committed to ensuring equity and that race, economics and disability are not predictors of student achievement. 

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