School Details

Mohonasen Senior High School

2072 Curry Road, Schenectady, NY 12303
(518) 356-8300

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 988 students 16 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade


Regents Exams (RE)

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. 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

Mohonasen Senior High School is a public high school in Rotterdam. The principal of Mohonasen Senior High School is PRINCIPAL - MR. DAVID COLLINS, whose e-mail is 988 children attend Mohonasen Senior High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 0% of the Mohonasen Senior High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 27% of the 988 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Mohonasen Senior High School is 16:1. Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


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

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • French
  • Spanish


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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 90% 92%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27% 30%
Limited English proficiency 0% 1%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Class of 2005! I can't believe all the negative reviews for Mohonasen. Has it got that bad over the years? I was born and raised in Rotterdam and to this day still talk to my friends from Mohon. It was a very positive experience for me. Unfortunately my parents moved us around by 8th grade. We somehow always ended up back here maybe it's because this is where we have family. From my experience no other school came close to this one. Plus it had the least amount of bullying out of them all. When it came to the school work it was hands on learning that was engaging. Unlike the boring text book studies other schools used. I remember using a soldering iron in middle school which has been helpful even now. That is one example out of many. My guess is that the funding is the problem and not the school itself. It's easy to blame one thing overlooking it's complexities. So if you don't like the education your child is receiving maybe work with them more instead of blaming it all on a entire school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Just as bad as the Schenectady School District. This school was awful when I went there and from others stories it's worse now.

  • (2 years ago)

    As so many other parents have stated I have yet to see a child come from this school with a good education. I have 5 daughters 3 of which have gone to this school. The school has failed them miserably. The constant excuse the school loves to cling to is it's the childrens's fault. They claim it is not up to them to teach the children it is up to the children to learn from them. My youngest daughter 2 weeks out of thyroid cancer surgery was jumped in the hallway by 2 girls and my daughter got suspended for trying to protect herself. I'm sorry I just can't find anything good to say.

  • (5 years ago)

    The news reports the school is laying off 2.7 teachers but they are buying more property to build a NEW bus barn and another sports field. When is Mohonasen going to invest the grants etc. they receive in getting the students ready for ivy league schools and better colleges. You are draining the community and for what. Roads pools that are too small sports fields and bus barns when you already have one. Why not try to compete with Niskayuna and some of the other much more highly accredited schools. Mohonasen needs someone who sees the big picture of what the kids need and not just how to spend spend spend.

  • (8 years ago)

    Parent; Overall the Mohanesen is a great value. In recent years there is new administration at the High School and Middle Schools. They are outstanding in their ability to motivate and discipline the majority of the kids. Patrick McGrath has a keen ability to help students and know what is important in dealing with disciplinary issues. Although the school has an outstanding music and arts curriculum I would like to see more cohesion and motivation in the athletics. We currently have some individual stars but not very impressive coaching. (A coach is more than a person who helps direct kids in -4- periods of a game.) A varsity level coach is involved from Junior High through high school. They should be working with the lower level coaches and work with the teams strengths. A sound winning team generates school spirit and pride which turns into pride in academics.

  • (8 years ago)

    I went to this school and decided when I became a parent to stay in the district and send my children there. It is a wonderful school system with lots of parental involvement. The last 2 -3 years have been much better as far as administration and responding to parental concerns. The education opportunities and great and the guidance department is always there to help.

  • (10 years ago)

    quality of academics is fair. While administrators claim they are there primarily to educate their motives are a little tainted. When a child fails to succeed of helping the child to improve they set him further behind. For instance my son was being bullied and instead of dealing with the situation and pointing the blame in the correct direction they suspended my son. They refuse to send him his work or help him catch up with his classes.

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