Clayton A. Bouton Shines in National Ranking


Students give a thumbs up from their seats in high school classroomFor the second year in a row, Clayton A. Bouton is ranked #2 in the Best High Schools rankings for the Albany Metro by U.S. News and World Report. According to the report, the rankings are based on the percentage of students who achieved exceptional scores on state assessments for math, reading and science. The report also measures college readiness and participation on Advanced Placement exams and considers the district’s approach to educating historically underserved students.

“These results are a reflection of the dedication and hard work of our students, faculty and staff, and families,” said Superintendent Frank Macri. “Special thanks also goes out to VCSD taxpayers who support our mission to provide students a strong foundation of knowledge in a safe and supportive environment, to prepare them to be productive members of the global society, and to value life-long learning.”

Some of the key metrics reported in the U.S. News and World report include:

  • Graduation Rate: 100%
  • Mathematics Proficiency: 91%
  • Reading Proficiency: 92%
  • Science Proficiency: 85%
  • AP® Exam Participation: 67%
  • AP® Exam Pass Rate: 46%


These achievements place Clayton A. Bouton at 115 out of 1,279 high schools in New York State and at 1,156 in the national rankings of 17,655 high schools. Interim Principal Doug Duell says it is an honor to be part of such a remarkable learning community.

“I would like to congratulate the students, families, teachers and all staff members for being recognized as a top performing school,” said Duell.  “This would not have been possible without the persistent efforts of our students, the dedication of our teachers and staff, and the support at home from our families.”