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2017 Columbia graduation“Please know that you have friends, that you’re never alone, wherever you go, far or near, there are people right here in East Greenbush who care, who want to know how you’re doing, who will be watching your successes and who will be waiting right here if and when you need us.” – Superintendent Jeff Simons

Welcome back, Columbia High School alumni! We invite you to stay connected to your alma mater by reading the latest school news, following us on Facebook and Twitter, or by subscribing to our E-News. We have also provided some useful resources below.

Alumni Hall of Fame

Since 1995, more than 80 alumni have been inducted into Columbia’s Hall of Fame.

Class Reunions

If you have a class reunion coming up and would like information posted here, please email

  • Class of 1969 – 50th Reunion
    • September 14, 2019
    • 4:00-10:00 p.m.
    • Nassau Sportsman’s Club – Outdoor Pavilion
    • RSVP by August 14 to Colleen Thompson, 15 Thompson Court, Rensselaer, NY 12144
    • For questions, call Colleen (Mahar) Thompson at 518-265-2343 or Sharon (Winnicki) Banks at 518-283-1876
  • Class of 1989 – 30th Reunion
    • Saturday, October 12, 2019
    • CH Evans Brewing in Albany, NY
    • Tickets cost $35 per person and can be made via PayPal:, Venmo: @ColumbiaHS89-30, or check to Kathy Mather; Attn: Columbia HS89-30;  PO Box 122; Averill Park, NY 12018 (Please include your name in the comments section if paying by PayPal or Venmo. Please make payments by PayPal or Venmo to “Friends or Family.” If paying by check make payable to Kathy Mather and place “Columbia HS89-30” in the memo section and your name if possible.)
    • Last day to purchase tickets will be October 4
    • For questions, please contact Jeff LaBarge at
  • Class of 1979 – 40th Reunion
    • November 29, 2019
    • The Century House in Latham, NY

Transcript Requests

Transcripts can be requested by filling out this form and mailing it to the Columbia Guidance office or by calling them at 518-207-2020. There is a $5.00 fee per transcript requested.


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