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Niskayuna High School

Location: Niskayuna, NY

Population: 21,781

Closest City: Albany

Distance to Closest City: 25 min

Airport Code: ALB

Quick Facts:

Number of High Schools: 1
Students per High School: 1,430
Student to Teacher Ratio: 11:1
Approximate Start Date: Early September
Approximate End Date: Early June
Fall Semester Offered: No
Spring Semester Offered: No
ESL Offered: Yes
IB Program Offered: No
Possibility of Graduation: No
Enrollment Restrictions: ages 15- 18, must have strong English skills and high ELTiS

Community Information

Cultural Exchange Students

There are 50 clubs that students can join at Niskayuna and many students join several clubs, play a sport, take rigorous classes and are active in the music program. Niskayuna students are very well- rounded! Niskayuna is in the heart of the New York Technology Valley and the population of the town is very diverse. There are extensive hiking trails in the area, including a section of the Appalachian Trail and nearby ski resorts. There are also many local historical sights and museums waiting to be discovered, including the Empire State Aerosciences Museum. Niskayuna is located about a half hour Northwest of Albany, the capital of New York state.

School Profile

Cultural Exchange Students

Niskayuna schools are located in a thriving and growing area for culture and technology. The world-renowned General Electric Research and Development Center and Knolls Power Laboratory are both located in Niskayuna. With a tradition of more than 90% of students attending college, the Capital Business Review regularly rates Niskayuna as one of the top school districts among the 85 in the Capital Region. Students are now able to take part in a dual enrollment program with the local college, which allows students to study up to three years in a row with the high school.


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