CCHS Class Profile

About Us

Located in Albany County, South Colonie is one of the largest school districts in the Capital Region, serving a community of 80,000 residents in a 60-square-mile area.

The district’s longstanding purpose is to graduate students who have the knowledge, skills, attitude and self-esteem to succeed in the real world of the 21st century. A talented staff of teachers, librarians, guidance counselors, nurses, psychologists, social workers and more are dedicated to making this happen.

Colonie Central High School is a four-year public school accredited by the University of the State of New York with 1,537 students and 144 staff members. In 2021, 356 students graduated, of which 57% completed the requirements for an Advanced Regents Diploma. Colonie Central high school is a comprehensive school that offers a wide variety of courses to prepare students to meet the demands of college-level academic work, as well as a focus on career-ready pathways.

  • CEEB CODE: 330055

Academic Programs

AP Courses, Honors, and Dual Enrollment are offered in the following areas:


    • AP Language, AP Literature and Composition
    • Honors English 9, 10
    • SUNY Reading Lit, Exploring Teaching as a Profession, Speech Comp and
    • Presentation, Intro to Creative Writing, Foundations in Journalism, Intro to
    • Reporting and News Writing

World Languages

    • SUNY Intermediate Spanish 1, Intermediate
    • French 1
    • College of St. Rose Spanish Conversation and Cultures
    • HVCC Italian Language and Culture I/II


    • AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC
    • SUNY Pre-Calculus, Elementary Statistics


    • AP Biology, Chemistry, Physics C
    • SUNY Personal Genetics

Social Studies

    • Pre-AP World History, AP World History, AP US History, AP European History
    • HVCC Psychology, Sociology, Macroeconomics

Technology, Art, Music

    • AP Computer Science Principles
    • HVCC CISCO Networking I/II, Survey of Art History, Design Drawing for
    • Production, Engines, Fuel Systems, Passenger Car Chassis I
    • SUNY Adirondack Graphic Arts I/II, Digital Photography
    • RIT (Project Lead the Way) Design and Drawing for Production, Principles of
    • Engineering, Digital Electronics, Civil Engineering and Architecture, Computer Integrated Manufacturing

Student Community & Special Programs

    • Colonie High School’s English Language Learner (ELL) population hails from countries around the world including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ecuador, Germany, Guatemala, Guinea, Italy, Iraq, Mexico, Pakistan, US territory Puerto Rico, Spain, Sudan, Syria, Turkey, and Vietnam. The student’s have language backgrounds in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Farsi, French, German, Greek, Italian, Pashto, Spanish, Urdu and Vietnamese.
    • Colonie High School earned distinction from US News and World Report as one of America’s Best High Schools in 2021.
    • Colonie Students are S.M.A.R.T (Students Making a Responsible Tomorrow). Each year, Colonie High School Students donate thousands of hours volunteering and fundraising for community programs like Northern Rivers, The Capital Region Food Bank, Blue Star Mothers, Proctors and more through our regionally recognized I-CARE character education program. Service is an integral part of our Key Club, and both our National Honor Society selection process, as well as our NHS member responsibilities, include a 30-hour service component.
    • Three Colonie High School music students were selected to participate in NYSSMA All-State.
    • During the 2020-2021 school year, two Colonie High School students were selected to participate in the New York State SkillsUSA Competition.
    • The Colonie High School Athletic Program offers 27 varsity level sports that compete in the Suburban Council. Our athletes have been recognized on regional, state and national levels. Approximately 65 percent of the Class of 2021 was involved in athletics.
    • Curricula in general engineering and bio-medical engineering are offered through the national recognized pre-engineering program, Project Lead the Way.
    • Colonie High School seniors have the opportunity to participate in the Career Exploration Internship Program, a 54-hour internship with industry professionals in the Capital District.

Post Secondary Placement

Class of 2021

  • Four-year colleges: 40%
  • Two-year colleges: 44%
  • Vocational schools: 0%
  • Military: 1%
  • Employment: 12%
  • Undecided: 3%

Four Year Cumulative Averages

Class of 2021: Average GPA % of Students

    • 95-100: 17%
    • 90-94: 26%
    • 85-89: 17%
    • 80-84: 17%
    • 75-79: 16%
    • 70-74: 4%
    • 65-69: 3%

Class of 2020 Mean Test Results

SAT I – Evidence-Based

    • Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing: 567
    • Math: 583
    • SAT Total: 1150


    • Composite: 27

Other  Student Data

    • An important notation regarding transcript data for the Class of 2022 – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in the spring semester of the 2019-2020 school year, all learning was online for our students. Grades for quarters 3 & 4 were pass/fail (P or F). The final report card will be included with the official transcript in a student’s college application for admission. The 2019-2020 average was calculated using quarters 1 & 2 only. If that average was at or higher than the existing cumulative GPA, this benefitted the student, and it was included in calculating the new cumulative GPA. If the 2019-2020 average did not benefit the student, final grades remained as “P or NG”. Our administration believes in the merit of this approach, in light of the extraordinary circumstances that students had to face during the COVID-19 spring of 2019-2020.
    • Due to COVID, the rank for students at Colonie Central High School for the Class of 2022 is not being calculated.
    • In May of 2021, 234 students completed 336 AP exams — 66 percent received a score of three or higher.
    • 57 percent of the Class of 2021 earned an Advanced Regents Diploma.

College Acceptance 2019 through 2021

Adelphi University
Adirondack CC
Albany College of
Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Alfred University
American Musical and Dramatic Academy
Arizona State University
Assumption University
Bay Path University
Bennington College
Binghamton University
Blinn College
Boston College
Boston University
Brevard College
Bryant & Stratton College
Bryant University
Bucknell University
Canisius College
Castleton University
Cazenovia College
Central Connecticut State
Champlain College
City College-Fort Lauderdale
Clark Atlanta University
Clark University
Clarkson University
Colgate University
Colorado School of Mines
Colorado State University
Columbia University
Columbia-Greene CC
Concordia College
Cornell University
Culinary Institute of America
CUNY Brooklyn College
CUNY John Jay College
CUNY Queens College
Curry College
Daemen College
Dean College
DePauw University
Drexel University
Duke University
Duquesne University
D’Youville College
East Carolina University
Eckerd College
Edinboro University of PA
Elmira College
Elon University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Emmanuel College
Endicott College
Erskine College
Essex County College
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Farmingdale State College
Fashion Institute of Technology
Florida Atlantic University
Florida Gulf Coast University
Fordham University
Franklin Pierce University
Full Sail University
Fulton-Montgomery Community College
George Mason University
Greensboro College
Harrisburg University
Hartwick College
Hawaii Pacific University
Herkimer County CC
High Point University
Hilbert College
Hobart William Smith Colleges
Hofstra University
Hollins University
Hood College
Houghton College
Howard University
Hudson Valley CC
Huntingdon College
Indiana University of PA
Iona College
Ithaca College
James Madison University
Johns Hopkins University
Johnson & Wales University
Kettering University
Keuka College
Keystone College
King’s College
Le Moyne College
Leeward CC
LeTourneau University
Long Island University
Luther College
Lynn University
Manhattan College
Manhattanville College
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
Maria College of Albany
Marist College
Mars Hill University
Marymount Manhattan College
Michigan Technological University
Middle Tennessee State University
Mildred Elley School
Milwaukee School of Engineering
MiraCosta College
Mitchell College
Montclair State University
Mount Saint Mary College
Nazareth College
New England College
New York Institute of Technology
New York University
Niagara University
Nichols College
Northeastern University
Northern Vermont University
Ohio State University
Onondaga Community College
Pace University
Pacific University
Paul Smiths College
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Pennsylvania State University
Plymouth State University
Pratt Institute
Pratt MWP College of Art and Design
Quinnipiac University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rhode Island School of Design
Roberts Wesleyan College
Rochester Institute of Technology
Roger Williams University
Rutgers University
Sacred Heart University
Saint Joseph’s University
Saint Michael’s College
Saint Peter’s University
Salem State University
Sarah Lawrence College
Savannah College of Art & Design
Schenectady County CC
Seton Hall University
Siena College
Skidmore College
Smith College
Springfield College
St. Bonaventure University
St. John Fisher College
St. John’s University-New York
St. Lawrence University
St. Thomas Aquinas College
State College of Florida
Stephen F Austin State University
Stevenson University
Stony Brook University
Suffolk University
SUNY Albany
SUNY Alfred
SUNY Brockport
SUNY Buffalo
SUNY Canton
SUNY Cobleskill
SUNY Cortland
SUNY Delhi
SUNY Fredonia
SUNY Geneseo
SUNY Morrisville
SUNY New Paltz
SUNY Old Westbury
SUNY Oneonta
SUNY Oswego
SUNY Plattsburgh
SUNY Polytechnic Institute
SUNY Potsdam
SUNY Purchase
Sweet Briar College
Syracuse University
Temple University
The College of Saint Rose
The Sage Colleges
Touro College
Union College
U of Alabama
U of California-Berkeley
U of Connecticut
U of Delaware
U of Florida
U of Hartford
U of Houston
U of Iowa
U of Kentucky
U of Maine
U of Maryland
U of Massachusetts
U of Miami
U of Michigan
U of Minnesota
U of Montana
U New England
U New Hampshire
U New Haven
U North Carolina
U of Pittsburgh
U of Rhode Island
U of Rochester
U of Scranton
U of South Carolina
U of Southern Maine
U of Tampa
U of Vermont
U of Virginia
Utica College
Vassar College
Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Virginia Wesleyan University
Walsh University
Warren Wilson College
Waynesburg University
Wellesley College
Wells College
West Virginia University
Western New England University
Wheaton College
Wilkes University
Wisconsin Lutheran College
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester State University