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John Rickert, Principal
1626 Balltown Rd., Niskayuna NY 12309
Phone: (518) 382-2511, Ext. 21701  Fax: (518) 382-2539
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About Niskayuna High School

Niskayuna High School is considered to be a focal point of the community. We are a comprehensive high school with a student population of 1,430 students in grades 9-12. Thirteen academic departments offer a rich variety of programs designed to meet the needs of a talented student population. Offerings include 46 honors and 18 AP classes, options for interdisciplinary learning, and a broad range of electives, including nanoscale science and Engineering Technology. Classes are offered in five 78-minute blocks on alternate days.

There are over 125 faculty members at Niskayuna High School, with 99% of holding advanced degrees, including 4 doctoral degrees. In addition, 17 members of our teaching faculty are distinguished as Nationally Board Certified Teachers. [Teacher Honors] [Faculty List] [Support Personnel List]

Message from the Principal

Niskayuna High School has been recognized as one of the top high schools in New York's Capital Region by several publications. In 2012, Niskayuna was the highest ranked high school in the area in U.S. News and World Report. Upon heading into the 21st Century, Niskayuna was named one of the top ten high schools in the country by The Wall Street Journal based upon achievement data, standardized test scores, and SAT results. The Niskayuna Central School District annually ranks in the top three districts in the Capital Region in the Albany Business Review's "School Report," and has been ranked No. 1 three times in the last decade. [Read more]

Mission Statement

The faculty, staff, students, parents and community of Niskayuna High School believe that our mission is to educate students to become lifelong learners who believe in their own potential. We will provide opportunities for all students to acquire knowledge, develop skills, and form attitudes that will enable them to take a responsible and active role in their local and global communities.\

School Hours

7:40 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

The high school operates on a two-day rotation schedule (A & B), with blocks 1-5 on A Days and Blocks 6-10 on B Days. Daily Bell Schedule | Half-Day Schedule | One-Hour Delay Schedule | Two-Hour Delay Schedule