Schenectady school information

IndexSchenectadyNew YorkNational
Average Test Scores37%48%49%
Student/Teacher ration/an/a16:1
Total public schools374,06079,221
Total private schools111,09224,874
Total post-secondary schools44837,963
The Schenectady, NY educational system consists of 37 public schools, 11 private schools and 4 post-secondary schools. Schenectady public schools have average test scores of 37% which is 23% lower than than the New York average and 24% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Schenectady public schools is n/a, compared to n/a in New York and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 79.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 76.8% have completed high school, 21.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.8% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Schenectady are 24% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 37 public schools in Schenectady.
  • 79.0% of people in Schenectady have completed 8th grade.
  • 76.8% of people in Schenectady have completed high school.
  • 21.1% of people in Schenectady have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Schenectady

IndexSchenectadyNew YorkNational
Completed 8th grade79.0%83.5%84.3%
Completed high school76.8%82.1%83.0%
Completed some college49.6%59.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree31.5%43.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors21.1%34.7%30.3%
Completed masters7.8%15.1%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.8%4.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.9%1.5%1.3%

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

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Schenectady, NY65,55437%24%

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Source: The Schenectady, 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.