Rensselaer school information

IndexRensselaerNew YorkNational
Average Test Scores36%48%49%
Student/Teacher ration/an/a16:1
Total public schools64,06079,221
Total private schools21,09224,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a4837,963
The Rensselaer, NY educational system consists of 6 public schools, 2 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Rensselaer public schools have average test scores of 36% which is 25% lower than than the New York average and 27% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Rensselaer public schools is n/a, compared to n/a in New York and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 85.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 84.5% have completed high school, 23.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.3% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Rensselaer are 27% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 6 public schools in Rensselaer.
  • 85.5% of people in Rensselaer have completed 8th grade.
  • 84.5% of people in Rensselaer have completed high school.
  • 23.6% of people in Rensselaer have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Rensselaer

IndexRensselaerNew YorkNational
Completed 8th grade85.5%83.5%84.3%
Completed high school84.5%82.1%83.0%
Completed some college55.8%59.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree34.3%43.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors23.6%34.7%30.3%
Completed masters9.4%15.1%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.3%4.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.7%1.5%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Rensselaer (high school & post-secondary)

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Rensselaer, NY9,43536%27%

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Rensselaer, NY9,43536%27%
Source: The Rensselaer, NY education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.