North Colonie ranked No. 1 among area districts

North Colonie was recently named the top school district in the Albany metro area by a national ranking and review site.

In a process involving dozens of public data sets, and reviews and survey responses, scored North Colonie as No. 1 in the area. North Colonie scored an A+ Overall Niche Grade, earning high marks for academics, diversity, teachers, college prep, and clubs and activities.

In a field of 672 districts, the ranking site placed North Colonie No. 31 among best school districts statewide. You can read more about the rankings on

Last October, recognized Shaker High School as the No. 1 school in the area. North Colonie has long identified Academic Excellence, Equity, and Social Emotional Health as its three major pillars for building success., formerly known as College Prowler, is an American company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, that runs a ranking and review site. The company was founded in 2002 as a publisher of print guidebooks on U.S. colleges, but is now an online resource providing information on K–12 schools, colleges, cities, neighborhoods, and companies across the United States.