Community and School
About 1,800 students make up Broadalbin-Perth’s four schools, which are situated three miles apart in the town of Perth and village of Broadalbin in upstate New York. The Learning Community, which is the primary school that houses prekindergarten through second grade, and the high school make up the Broadalbin campus. The intermediate school (grades 3-5) and the middle school (grades 6-8) make up the Perth campus. The district employs about 300 total staff, including about 135 teachers.
The Broadalbin-Perth Central School District was formed in 1987 when the Broadalbin Central School District annexed the Perth Central School District. The district includes more than 11,500 residents and covers about 83 square miles in portions of Fulton, Montgomery and Saratoga counties. It includes parts of the towns of Broadalbin, Perth, Amsterdam, Galway, Edinburg, Johnstown, Mayfield, Northampton and Providence.
Broadalbin-Perth consistently has one of the highest graduation rates in New York’s Capital Region: 88% in 2016 and 91% in 2015.
During the 2018-19 school year, Broadalbin-Perth High School enrolled 543 students. All students take New York State Regents Exams in English, Social Studies, Math and Science. In 2017, BPHS moved from a traditional eight-period schedule to a block schedule.
Additional information about specific courses is available in the online curriculum guide. In addition to a short course description, a more complete syllabus is available for many courses.
Class of 2018 Statistics
The graduating class of 2018 included 120 students.
- 49% earned a Regents diploma or better
- 32% earned an Advanced Regents diploma or better
- 13% earned an Advanced Regents with Honors
- 1% earned a local diploma only
Class of 2018 Future Plans
Nearly three-quarters (72%) of the members of the class of 2018 pursued higher education at colleges and universities in 11 states and the District of Columbia.
- 31% entered four-year colleges
- 41% entered two-year colleges
SAT & ACT Testing
The class of 2018 mean scores are as follows:
- SAT Reading/Writing – 553
- SAT Mathematics – 542
- SAT Total – 1095
- ACT Composite – 24.0 (Class of 2019)
Class of 2018 Graduation Requirements
- 4 units of English
- 4 units of Social Studies
- 3 units of Mathematics
- 3 units of Science
- 1/2 unit of Health
- 1 unit of Art or Music
- 1 unit of Foreign Language
- 4-5 units in a sequence or electives
- 2 units of Physical Education (over 4 years)
- 22.5 units total
Honors & Acceleration
Broadalbin-Perth offers an honors curriculum in English, Math, Science and Social Studies. Criteria for student placement in the honors program include course grades, Regents Examination grades, attendance, and teacher evaluation.
An accelerated course of study is offered to students based on individual ability and achievement in English, Math and Spanish.
College Course Offerings
Syracuse University Project Advance
- Economic Ideas & Issues
- General Biology I & II
- Introduction to the Analysis of Public Policy
- Introduction to Sociology
- Psychology: Foundations of Human Behavior
Fulton-Montgomery Community College
- Analytic Geometry & Calculus
- Computer Science
- English I & II
- Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology
- Healthcare Provider CPR
- Intermediate Algebra
- Intermediate Spanish I & II
- Studio Art
- Survey of American History I & II
AP Course Offerings
- English Literature & Composition
- English Language & Composition
- Environmental Science
- Calculus AB
- Computer Science
- World History
- U.S. History
- Spanish Language & Culture
Rank in Class
A student’s rank in their class is determined as follows:
- The final marks in grades 9, 10, and 11 and mid-year averages in grade 12 are used.
- Final marks are calculated using the four marking periods, and the midterm and final exam grades. The proportion is as follows:
- Marking periods – 80%
- Midterm – 10%
- Final exam – 10%
- The final averages of all honors courses are weighted by a factor of 1.02, and all college and AP courses are weighted by a factor of 1.06.
- All subjects with numerical grades have been included. Failed courses are included. If a student repeated a subject, the higher mark is used in calculating the cumulative average.
- All students in the class have been included. No differentiation has been made between “college prep” and “non-college prep” students.
- Half-year and quarter-year courses are proportionally weighted based on credit.
Class average and rank are determined by a numerical average of all courses. Averages are unweighted. Conversion from numeric to letter grades can be made as shown:
- 95-100% = A+ = 4.0
- 93-94% = A = 3.8-3.9
- 90-92% = A– = 3.5-3.7
- 88-89% = B+ = 3.3-3.4
- 85-87% = B = 3.0-3.2
- 82-84% = B– = 2.7-2.9
- 80-81% = C+ = 2.5-2.6
- 78-79% = C = 2.3-2.4
- 75-77% = C– = 2.0-2.2
- 72-74% = D+ = 1.7-1.9
- 70-71% = D = 1.5-1.6
- 65-69% = D– = 1.0-1.4
- below 65% = F = 0.0