Shenendehowa High School

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Shenendehowa High School


United States
Coordinates42°51′44″N 73°48′02″W / 42.8621657°N 73.8004886°W / 42.8621657; -73.8004886Coordinates: 42°51′44″N 73°48′02″W / 42.8621657°N 73.8004886°W / 42.8621657; -73.8004886
Other nameShen High School
TypePublic high school
School districtShenendehowa Central School District
NCES School ID362667003640[1]
PrincipalRon Agostinoni
Teaching staff194.75 (on an FTE basis)[1]
Enrollment3,188 (2016-2017)[1]
Student to teacher ratio16.37[1]
Campus size232 acres (0.94 km2)
Campus typeSuburban
Color(s)Green and White         
Athletics conferenceNYSPHSAA Class AA
NewspaperThe Shen Pen

Shenendehowa High School (often shortened to Shen High School) is a public high school in Clifton Park, New York, United States. It is part of the Shenendehowa Central School District.

Students are separated between two buildings (East and West) by their grade levels. Both buildings are located on the district's main campus off of NY 146. The recently expanded East building houses 10th through 12th graders, while the West building houses only 9th graders. It is the largest public school district in a suburban area in New York State.[2]


The original high school was built in the early 1950s, the building that is now Gowana and Acadia Middle Schools. Shenendehowa High School East began operation in 1970, teaching grades 9-12. Twenty-nine years later, in 1999, Shenendehowa High School West would open in the previous Koda Middle School building, to move grade 9 and half of grade 10 out of the east building. All of grade 10 would be introduced to the east building in 2004.[2]

Academic achievement[edit]

The school offers Advanced Placement (AP) classes.[3]

The National Merit Scholarship Program recognizes high school seniors for high academic achievement. Recent Shenendehowa High School National Merit Scholar recognition numbers are presented in the table below.[4]

National Merit 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Finalists 6 6 3 7 8 1 1 4 3
Semifinalists 6 6 3 7 9 1 1 4 0
Commended 14 23 11 18 18 12 9 13 11

About 90% of Shenendehowa High School students went on to attend 4-year (60%) or 2-year colleges (30%) from 2005 to 2008.[5]


Shen participates in Class AA of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) which is the largest classification in the state. They are the two time defending (2014–15, 2015–16) NYS Kerr Cup Champions, which is awarded by the state sportswriters association at the conclusion of every school year to the most successful athletic program in the state. Each of the last two years Shen has won by record margins each year. Shen has won 5 total national Championships in 3 sports. They won the 1993 and 1994 National Championship for Women's cross country. They have also won Soccer National Championships, one on the Woman's Varsity Team in 2004 and two in Men's in 1988 and 1991.[6] Miles Joseph and Damian Silvera were on these teams. The Men's Cross Country team has won 6 New York State Federation Championships. Their football team is also sponsored by Under Armour and the basketball team is sponsored by Nike. In 2015, 2016, and 2017 Shen won the NYSSWA All Sports Championship which is awarded to the NYSPHSAA school with the best performances in state and sectional championships. They hold the records for total points, margin of victory, and girls individual points. Shen has won a total of 42 team NYS state championships since the 1980s (25 boys, 17 girls). The school will usually have around 25-35 student-athletes sign letters of intent to play Division 1 or Division 2 college athletics each year with many more continuing careers at the Division 3 or Junior College level.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Search for Public Schools - SHENENDEHOWA HIGH SCHOOL (362667003640)". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved April 4, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Shenendehowa History". Archived from the original on 2005-09-04. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "Shenendehowa CSD Grape Vine".
  4. ^ "Shenendehowa CSD Dashboard" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-08-09. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ "New York State Report Cards".
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-06-20. Retrieved 2014-07-18. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ McGraw, Casey (June 14, 2016). "Pitcher Murphy Smith off to career-best start". Times Union. Retrieved August 28, 2018.

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