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John Rickert, Principal
1626 Balltown Rd., Niskayuna NY 12309
Phone: (518) 382-2511, Ext. 21701  Fax: (518) 382-2539

Meet our principal

Principal John W. Rickert

Message from the Principal

Van Antwerp students on the first day 2013
Mr. Rickert welcomes visitors to Niskayuna High School at a National Signing Day event in 2013.

Niskayuna High School has been recognized as one of the top high schools in New York's Capital Region by several publications. In 2012, Niskayuna was the highest ranked high school in the area in U.S. News and World Report. Upon heading into the 21st Century, Niskayuna was named one of the top ten high schools in the country by The Wall Street Journal based upon achievement data, standardized test scores, and SAT results. The Niskayuna Central School District annually ranks in the top three districts in the Capital Region in the Albany Business Review's "School Report," and has been ranked No. 1 three times in the last decade.

There are over 125 faculty members at Niskayuna High School, with 99% of holding advanced degrees, including 4 doctoral degrees. In addition, 17 members of our teaching faculty are distinguished as Nationally Board Certified Teachers.

We are very proud of our high school! We invite you to utilize this web site to learn more about Niskayuna High School.

If you have a question or comment, please e-mail me at:

John W. Rickert