What are the top 10 school districts in the Capital Region for 2024?

When it comes to the varying school districts in the Capital Region, there's no shortage of great ones - and shout out to all of the teachers and educators who shape and mold our kids in each and every district in the area.

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With that being said, bragging rights are on the line here, and there's a new number # 1 when it comes to the best public school systems (K-12) in the Capital Region based upon data released by Niche.com a company that runs a ranking and review site.

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Photo: Google Maps

Here's how Niche.com ranked the best school districts in the Capital Region for 2024:

#10 Averill Park CS

#9 Voorheesville CSD

#8 Guilderland  CSD

#7 Saratoga CS

#6 Shen CSD

#5 East Greenbush CSD

#4 Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake CSD

#3 Niskayuna CSD

#2 N. Colonie CSD (Shaker High School)

#1 Bethlehem CSD

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Photo: Google Maps

Congrats to the Bethlehem Central School District

They were just voted # 1 in the Capital Region by Niche.com.

The Best School Districts ranking is based on rigorous analysis of academic and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with test scores, college data, and ratings collected from millions of Niche users.

Consistently near the top of any educational ranking list, Niche tells us this about the BCSD, "Bethlehem Central School District is a top-rated, public school district. It has 4,181 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 70% of students are at least proficient in math and 74% in reading."

Change at #1!

This year's Top 10 is a bit of a departure from the same list that came out a year ago.

In last year's Niche report,  North Colonie was #1 among area school districts in its annual best districts rating, whereas Bethlehem was #2.

Niche.com ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

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