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. See the high school daily schedule here.

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.

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.

Public Access to the Niskayuna High School Campus

Niskayuna High School is a hub of activity in our community and regularly hosts a variety of events. Outside use of the high school is primarily confined to non-school hours and weekends. All visitors during the school day require permission to be on campus through established visitor sign-in procedures. During the school day, visitor access to the high school is limited to two areas: the West Entrance facing Balltown Road and the East Entrance near the Bus Loop. After school and during the evening hours, visitor access to the high school is limited to those who have a legitimate purpose (such as meeting with a staff member or an approved guest of student clubs) or attending an authorized event at the school.

High School Track & Tennis Courts

The track and tennis courts are open to the public prior to 7:30 a.m. and after 5 p.m., provided that they are not in use by district interscholastic athletic teams. Use of the track and tennis courts is prohibited after dark. Although these areas may be used by community members during the times noted above, any formal organization that seeks to use them as a site for its activities must make a request through the district’s facility use process.

Playing Fields

To protect the playing fields for use in interscholastic athletics, the fields at Niskayuna High School are not open to community use unless authorized through the district’s facilities use process.

Swimming Pool

The swimming pool is open to community members who hold pool passes during designated times. View the current pool schedule