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About Columbia High School

U.S. News silver medal logo 2018Columbia High School serves approximately 1,230 students in grades 9-12. Our students consistently meet and surpass New York State’s Standards on the way to graduation, college and successful careers.

Columbia offers a vibrant academic curriculum taught by dedicated staff members in a community-driven atmosphere. In 2017, Columbia was ranked #8 in the Capital Region’s high school rankings by the Albany Business Review.

In addition to strong academics, Columbia offers students a wide array of activities including after school clubs, an extensive art, music, and theater program, and interscholastic athletics.

  • 8th ranked high school in the Capital Region (Albany Business Review)
  • 96% graduation rate
  • One of only three local high schools to be named a Reward School for high academic achievement by the NYS Education Department
  • New STEM labs opened in 2015
  • Received a Silver Medal ranking in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best High Schools list, placing it among the top 13.2% of schools in the country.

Principal Michael Harkin
962 Luther Road
East Greenbush, NY 12061

Main Office: 207-2000
Guidance: 207-2020
Athletics: 207-2080
Absence Call-In: 207-2002
Fax: 518-207-2019

Office Hours: 7:30 am – 3:30 pm
School Hours: 7:10 am – 2:03 pm
Early Dismissal: 10:03 am