School Details

Potsdam Senior High School

29 Leroy St, Potsdam, NY 13676
(315) 265-2000

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 427 students 13 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade


Regents Exams (RE)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English language arts, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics and several foreign languages. The results for English language arts, math, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics, global history and geography, and US history and government are displayed in GreatSchools profiles. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
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About this school

Potsdam Senior High School is a public high school in Town of Potsdam. The principal of Potsdam Senior High School is MS. JOANN CHAMBERS, who can be contacted at 427 students attend Potsdam Senior High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 1% of the Potsdam Senior High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 88% of the 427 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Potsdam Senior High School is 13:1. Norwood Norfolk School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 94% 94%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.8%
Multiracial 0% %
Hispanic 0% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88% 97%
Limited English proficiency 1% 1%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    The district is ranked # 1 of 93 North Country school districts in student academic success! This is based on 4 years of data from the NYS Department of Education. The community expects their school to provide a sound academic program & the staff does just that! The vast majority of students believe a good education is important and students try hard! It's a pleasure to work in a district driven by success.

  • (4 years ago)

    I went to this school and felt the education I received was excellent. Your experience is what you make. They offer a wide array to allow you to grow in many areas.... take initiative.

  • (6 years ago)

    I feel that I must reiterate what the fellows below me have sated. I am a senior at the high school and my family has been going there for three generations. It is a great place where the students first goal is their education there second their activity and their third making sure everyone is involved that wants to be. This school is perhaps one of the cleanest facilities in the North Country. I find it interesting that a parent would say such a thing about the environment they themselves send their student to. To that particular parent I have this to say If you don't like my school That s fine but give reasoning and logic instead of just 'This school is awful it needs to be cleaned up...' that is not what a review is meant to do a review is meant to show problems but also strong points.

  • (6 years ago)

    I agree I don't think that the school is all that sports-oriented. Yes most everyone likes sports. But there is a large percentage of people who also are involved in music and other programs like Model UN or speech and debate. There is also a school newspaper completely written and run by students. In fact most kids in my grade are trying to be as well-rounded as possible. Kids are VERY involved. Also I don't know why you'd think the school is dirty. The custodians do a fantastic job and the main hallway has just been revamped. The kids at school are also some of the nicest people I've ever met. We're not a horrible school. I love it and I really can't fathom why you'd call it awful.

  • (6 years ago)

    FYI to the person above me. They are doing a massive project on the school now. The fields behind the school are being redone and the hallways in the school are much nicer now. I don't know why you think it needs to be cleaned up. The janitorial staff do a great job keeping it clean. As for sports yes we do like sports but we are involved in other programs such as drama music community service and many academic ones. If fact we have an amazing speech and debate team and our music department has great funding. The students are very involved in everything. We are not just sports obsessed like you seem to think we are.

  • (11 years ago)

    This school is awful it needs to be cleaned up way too involved with sports.

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