Columbia High School (New York)

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Columbia High School
Address
962 Luther Road
East Greenbush, New York 12061
United States
Coordinates 42°37′33″N 73°41′28″W / 42.625723°N 73.691017°W / 42.625723; -73.691017Coordinates: 42°37′33″N 73°41′28″W / 42.625723°N 73.691017°W / 42.625723; -73.691017
Information
School type Public school (government funded), high school
Motto Creating Honor and Success
School district East Greenbush Central School District
NCES District ID 3609630[1]
Superintendent Jeffrey P. Simons
NCES School ID 360963000731[2]
Principal John Sawchuk
Faculty 111.82 (on an FTE basis) [2]
Grades 912
Enrollment 1,519 [2] (2009-2010 school year)
 • Grade 9 380 [2]
 • Grade 10 404 [2]
 • Grade 11 339 [2]
 • Grade 12 396 [2]
Student to teacher ratio 13.58 [2]
Language English
Campus Suburban
Color(s)           Blue and White
Mascot Blue Devil
Communities served East Greenbush
North Greenbush
Nassau
Chatham
Sand Lake
Schodack
Feeder schools Goff Middle School
Website

Columbia High School (or CHS) is a public high school located on Luther Road in East Greenbush, New York, USA. It is the only high school for the East Greenbush Central School District and educates around 1,501 students in grades 9-12.[3] The school has a thirteen to one student to teacher ratio that is below the state average.[4] Columbia High School, commonly referred to CHS, is home to the "Blue Devils". The principal is John P. Sawchuk.

Academics[edit]

The school offers eleven Advanced Placement classes in: Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Economics: Micro, English Literature & Composition, Environmental Science, European History, Physics, Chemistry, U.S. History, and World History.[5]

Clubs[edit]

Many clubs and programs are available to students enrolled in Columbia. They are the following: Amnesty International, Art Club, Chamber Singers, Chamber Orchestra, Chorus, Columbia Audio Visual, Columbia Dramatic Play (Fall), Columbia Players (Spring), Columbian Yearbook, Community Action Club, Concert Band, Culinary Arts Club, Dance Team, Devils Advocate, Ethnic Student Coalition, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA), German Club, National Honor Society, Interact, Jazz Ensemble, Key Club, Labyrinth, Mock Trial Team, Model Congress, Orchestra, Outdoors Club, Peer Leadership, Ping Pong Club, Science Olympiad, Shakespeare Celebration, Sting Quintet, Student Council, Students Against Driving Drunk and Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable achievements[edit]

In 1992 the girls' softball team won the State Championship title.

In 2004 the men's baseball team won the state title.

In 2015, Columbia's Science Olympiad team won 1st place in New York State.[11]

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