The Albany Business Review released its annual Schools Report today. Here's how the Hudson City School District is doing compared with other districts in the greater Capital Region.
- District rankings--Out of 84 school districts, HCSD ranks 75
- Highest- and lowest-need districts, most diverse districts, dropout rates--HCSD is ranked 6 of the eleven districts determined to have the highest need, with 71 percent of its students considered economically disadvantaged; HCSD is among the eleven districts in the greater Capital Region that are most racially diverse and among the seven districts in the greater Capital Region whose student bodies are less than half white.
HCSD is not among the eight districts with the highest dropout rates.
- Highest paid superintendents--In superintendent's compensation, HCSD was 17 out of 88. In the school year 2021-2022, the superintendent's salary was $191,710, with benefits amounting to $27,446.
- More spending, lower taxes?--In this category, HCSD ranked 24. With 1,619 students in 2020-2021, the expenditure per student was $32,270. The amount of school tax on a property assessed at $300,000 was $3,970.