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Unread 03-14-2008, 09:19 PM
 
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Default Top-Notch Albany Area High Schools

Hi,
We may need to move to the Albany area with two teenagers who are very academically oriented and in accelerated classes. What school districts should I look at within a 20 mile radius of Albany? Bethlehem (Delmar) has been suggested and I wondered what else is out there.

Thanks!
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Unread 03-15-2008, 04:06 PM
 
Location: W. Hartford, CT
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Look at Niskayuna and Shenendehowa (Clifton Park/Halfmoon) districts. Would give a slight nod to the former due to its smaller size.
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Unread 03-16-2008, 08:07 AM
 
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Thanks for the suggestions! How would you
1. compare Bethlehem and Niskayuna?
2. rate Guilderland?
Thanks again!
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Unread 03-16-2008, 10:27 AM
 
Location: W. Hartford, CT
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The ones you list are all highly rated school districts. Having said that, I am not as familiar with Bethlehem or Guilderland. Reputationally, Niskayuna is near the top...lots of high achieving kids (sons & daughters of the highly educated GE population in the area). Only downside is a somewhat aged high school building.

Maybe someone else on this forum can speak re: the Bethlehem/Guilderland schools.
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Unread 03-18-2008, 10:20 AM
 
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Schodack Central is small but first rate.
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Unread 03-31-2008, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Clifton Park, NY
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I was born in Albany and have lived in the area all my life and when it came time to put our son in school we moved to Clifton Park. At this point many years later our son is about to graduate from Shenendehowa he is currently 20th in a class of over 750 students and has been accepted to attend Johns Hopkins in the fall. The Valedictorian has been accepted to Yale. So I would say it has been a successful choice.
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Unread 03-31-2008, 08:22 AM
 
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Thanks, everyone for your suggestions! And Octopus-- congratulations on your son's success! You all gave me a good roadmap for our visit out there . Also checking out the Doane Stuart school. So, I have a lot of leads!
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